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There will be a second-quarter rate action of 1.9% for all PPO medical plans and 1.0% for all HMO medical plans. All portfolio dental, vision and life insurance plan rates will remain unchanged.

Growing Networks for More Choice

Blue Shield of California announced their Tandem PPO Network for 2018 last year with six-plan options. The Tandem network is a subset of their Full PPO Network, with 60% of Blue Shield providers statewide, including access to doctors in all areas of specialty and access to all Blue Shield Full PPO Network hospitals.1 Tandem PPO plans provide the same benefits as the Full PPO Network plans, but are offered at a lower rate.

Beginning with April 2018 effective dates, groups may offer both Tandem PPO and Full PPO plans together for savings and flexibility.

Similarly, your small business clients can offer their Trio ACO plans alongside full network Access+ HMO® plans. Their Trio ACO HMO Network continues to expand with new medical groups and hospitals, with coverage now in 24 California counties.

For any questions, please contact your LISI Regional Sales Manager.

1. Includes Sutter Health hospitals only where necessary to achieve minimum coverage requirements: Alameda and Del Norte counties.