Capital BlueCross Small Group Employers Can Keep Their Current Coverage
The company has been receiving positive feedback while notifying customers with June renewals
April 28, 2014
HARRISBURG – Capital BlueCross has been offering small employer group customers with a renewal date of June 1 through Dec. 31, 2014 the option of retaining their current health insurance plan for one more year.
“Small businesses are critical to the economic stability and growth of our communities,” said Tracy Onorofsky, Capital BlueCross senior vice president of Commercial Group Sales. “We are pleased to provide our small group customers with the flexibility to choose the health insurance option that best meets their needs and budget, whether that is retaining their current Capital BlueCross plan or selecting a new Capital BlueCross plan that complies with the Affordable Care Act. As we have been notifying small groups with June renewals, along with other eligible customers, the option of keeping their current plan is proving to be welcome news.”
The federal government recently announced that customers with health insurance plans that were offered prior to the implementation of the Accountable Care Act could keep their plan, contingent on approval from each individual state. Following that announcement, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department then empowered individual health insurers to make the decision on how they want to handle this change to the law.
More than 5,000 companies are eligible for this option, some of which have been Capital BlueCross customers for as long as they have been in business. “We take pride in serving all segments of our market from small group to major national accounts,” said Onorofsky. “Capital BlueCross remains committed to meeting the needs of our groups and individual members.”
About Capital BlueCross
For more than 75 years, Capital BlueCross has been serving central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley residents and businesses as the region’s leading health insurer. Through its family of companies, Capital BlueCross brings innovative services and clinical solutions to the marketplace. Committed to delivering medical value to its communities, Capital BlueCross focuses on improving patient satisfaction, enhancing quality of care and reducing costs. The company continues to lead the change in the industry, most recently by entering the retail market and introducing a first-of-its-kind health and wellness store called Capital Blue. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, employing more than 1,800 people. More information about Capital BlueCross can be found at capbluecross.com.
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