New Blue HPN® network included in plans available for employee open enrollment Fall 2020
As employers across the country host open enrollment periods for their employees, many will offer a new option this fall: plans built around a Blue High Performance Network (HPN).
Blue HPN® plans offer access to providers with a record of delivering high-quality, efficient care. Blue HPN networks will go live January 1, 2021 in more than 50 cities across the country, including in the Indianapolis, South Bend, Fort Wayne and Evansville metro areas.
Blue HPN is a national network designed from our local market expertise, deep data and strong provider relationships, and aligned with local networks across the country. These local networks are then connected to the national chassis to form a national Blue HPN network.
In Indiana, Anthem is offering large and small group employers plans with access to the Blue HPN network, with the existing HealthSync network as the Indiana HPN entry. The entire HealthSync service area will be in-network for members of plans with HPN access.
If you are not sure whether your practice is part of the Blue HPN/HealthSync network, ask your office manager or business office, or contact your Anthem Provider Relations Representative. Blue HPN participation will be displayed in provider profiles in our online provider directory January 1, 2021.
Beginning January 1, you may see patients accessing the Blue HPN/Blue Preferred Network through new products. These will be HMO or HSA plans with an HMO network. Under these plans, out-of-network benefits are limited to emergency or urgent care. Members must select a primary care provider, but PCP referrals are not required for specialty care.
Below is a sample ID card for a member from Indiana enrolled in a national employer Blue HPN plan. Note the new “Blue High Performance Network” name and “HPN” indicator in the suitcase icon.
October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Indiana