New product: Access Blue New England
Effective October 1, 2018, BCBSRI launched a new product family, Access Blue New England. It will be an option for our Large Group clients. Access Blue New England plans are high-deductible health plans with New England regional coverage in-network. Members get all of the advantages of a regional BlueCHiP plan, and the flexibility to pair with a Health Savings Account (HSA), which allows members to save pre-tax dollars for qualified medical expenses now or in the future.
Highlights of Access Blue New England plans:
- They are HSA-qualified, high-deductible health plans. Members have the option to set up a tax-advantaged HSA for eligible medical expenses.
- The Access Blue New England network includes providers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine.
- Out-of-network is covered for urgent and emergent situations.
- Members select a PCP during enrollment but referrals are not required.