You may have received an email or a card in the mail explaining that your Blue Local with Duke Health and WakeMed health plan will not be available next year. Instead of getting nervous or frustrated about this change, it is best to educate oneself on what might be different. You can always call our agents at The Mair Agency at 919-459-2683 to discuss any changes made to your healthcare insurance plan. Our agents are highly experienced and educated when it comes to the changes in plans throughout the state of North Carolina. You can also use our Raleigh, NC health insurance page to get more information on plans moving forward.
This is what Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has to say about the changes:
While Duke Health and WakeMed remain our close partners, your Blue LocalSM with Duke Health and WakeMed health plan will not be offered next year. To ensure you remain covered, Blue Cross NC will move you into a new ACA health plan for 2019: Blue ValueSM with UNC Health Alliance. It will have similar benefits to your current plan — including the same deductible. And while the provider network will be different, most members will see a lower monthly premium next year before any subsidies from the federal government are applied.1 Of course, you’ll also have the chance to shop around for the best option for you and your family once Open Enrollment kicks off on November 1.
You can find out more at this website.
This is what you may have received in an email or on a card in the mail:
What should I do for now?
Check out this special page. There, you can:
|+||Learn more about this change and how it could benefit you|
|+||Look up doctors in the Blue Value with UNC Health Alliance network|
|+||Find a list of things you can do to prepare|
|+||Get a clear picture of what’s next|
Change can be hard — so our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible for you. We’ll provide information and support during each phase of Open Enrollment. That way, you can feel confident about the choices you make.
Your rate notice will arrive in the mail by October 1. It’ll have details on your 2019 Blue Value with UNC Health Alliance plan — including your new monthly premium. And we’ll be in touch again in early October to help you get ready for the start of Open Enrollment on November 1.
Until then, take good care!