As employers across the country begin to host open enrollment for their employees this month, many will offer a new option from Anthem: health benefit plans with access to our Blue High Performance Network (Blue HPN ®).

In addition to national employers who may offer Blue HPN plans, Anthem will offer large and small employer groups plans with access to a select set of providers located around the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area. Blue HPN networks like the one in the Atlanta area will go live Jan. 1, 2021 in more than 50 cities across the country.

You can verify your practice is part of the Blue HPN network by asking your office manager or contacting your local Anthem network consultant. Blue HPN participation will be displayed in provider profiles in our “Find a Doctor” provider directory on January 1, 2021.

Beginning January 1, 2020, you may notice patients accessing the Blue HPN through either a national employer plan, Blue Connection plan, or large or small group employer HSA plans with an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) network. Under EPO plans, out-of-network benefits are limited to emergency or urgent care. Members may be required to select a primary care provider, but PCP referrals are not required for specialty care.

Below is a sample ID card for a Georgia Anthem member enrolled in a national employer Blue HPN plan. Note the new “Blue High Performance Network” logo and “HPN” indicator in the suitcase icon.


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October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia