As a reminder to the information we shared in our May 2020 issue of Provider News, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) is proud to be the payer for the CU Health Plan, which currently includes the UCHealth employees and dependents.  Effective July 1, 2020, UCHealth will become its own employer group with Anthem, which will be supported by its own new network called the UCHealth Network. 


Effective July 1, 2020, Anthem will be supporting both employer groups through different network options:


  • CU Health Plan
    • Includes the following employees / dependents as part of this employer group:
      • University of Colorado (CU):
        • CU Boulder
        • CU Denver
        • CU Colorado Springs
        • Anschutz Medical Campus
      • University of Colorado Medicine (CU Medicine)

    • Anthem Health Plan/Network offerings:
      • Exclusive plan, utilizing Exclusive network
      • Extended plan, utilizing Anthem’s PPO Network
      • High Deductible Health Plan, utilizing Anthem’s PPO network
      • Medicare plan, utilizing providers accepting Medicare assignment
    • Pharmacy Benefits:
      • Pharmacy benefits provided by CVS, previously IngenioRx
    • Member ID cards:
      • All CU Health Plan members will receive new ID cards for July 1, 2020
    • UCHealth
      • Includes the following employees / dependents as part of this employer group:
        • UCHealth:
          • University of Colorado Hospital
          • UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital
          • UCHealth Broomfield
          • UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital
          • UCHealth Greeley
          • UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center
          • UCHealth Grandview
          • UCHealth Inverness Orthopedics and Spine Surgery Center
          • UCHealth Highlands Ranch
          • UCHealth Longs Peak
          • UCHealth Longs Peak Surgery Center
          • UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies
          • CeDAR Substance Abuse
          • UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central
          • UCHealth Medical Group
          • UCHealth Memorial Hospital North
          • 150 clinics

  • Anthem Health Plan/Network offerings:
    • UCHealth Network Plan, utilizing UCHealth Network (NEW as of July 1, 2020)
    • UCHealth High Deductible HSA, utilizing a 3-tiered network (NEW as of July 1, 2020):
      • Tier 1, UCHealth Network;
      • Tier 2, Anthem’s PPO network; and
      • Tier 3 out of network.


  • Pharmacy Benefits:
    • Pharmacy benefits will be managed by IngenioRx
  • Member ID cards:
    • All UCHealth members will receive new ID cards for July 1, 2020


Addition details about these changes taking effective on July 1, 2020 are available through our “Working with Anthem” webinars.  If you haven’t done so already, make sure you are receiving up-to-date information by registering for our Provider Communications via email:


Provider Webinar opportunities discussing CU Health Plan and UCHealth changes


  • Working with Anthem May 2020: CU Health Plan and UCHealth changes effective July 1, 2020
    • If you missed our May “Working with Anthem” webinar regarding the CU Health Plan and UCHealth changes, you can access a recorded version.  Password for this event is WwA052020 (case sensitive).


  • Working with Anthem July 2020: Networks Overview
    • This topic will cover all of the Anthem networks available in CO, which will include the CU Health Plan, and UCHealth network changed effective July 1, 2020.


Webinar registration link and access to recorded webinars:  go to, and select Provider.  Under the Communications heading, select Education an Training.  (Select Colorado, if you have not done so already). Under the Seminars and Webinars heading, select the plus sign next to Working with Anthem webinars, then Register for a Working with Anthem Webinar


Webinars are recorded and playback versions are available on our Registration Page.  The top portion of the page will show Upcoming Events and the bottom portion will show Event Recordings”.


If you have any questions, please contact your Anthem Provider Solutions Representative, or go to




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