Columbus Regional Urges Patients to Understand Their Health Insurance

Posted on December 8, 2015 by Web Administrator

Are You Covered?

It’s that time of year again — time for people to renew their health insurance plans. It’s also a good time to look at which doctors and hospitals are included in your plan. Columbus Regional Healthcare System wants everyone to take a close look and, before they pick a health plan, know which doctors and hospital are a part of it.

CRHS has also informed its patients who have the Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Value health insurance product that CRHS doctors and hospital will not be included in their current BCBS-Blue Value Plan starting January 1, 2016.

However, there are other options that DO include CRHS doctors and hospital at the highest benefit, including:

  • Blue Advantage from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC
  • Compass from UnitedHealthcare
  • Multi-State Health Plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC

Switching to a plan that includes Columbus Regional Healthcare System can help you keep out-of-pocket costs down when getting care from Columbus Regional Healthcare System or its providers. Out-of-pocket costs are the total expenses for medical care that are not paid by a patient’s health insurance plan.

To change a health insurance plan, people need to contact a local insurance agent or visit healthcare.gov. While open enrollment on the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace runs November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016, individuals only have until December 15, 2015 to switch plans and have coverage begin January 1, 2016.

Learn more about options. Contact your local insurance agent, visit healthcare.gov, or call us at (910) 642-1744 for more information.

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