New health plans built around Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem)’s Blue High Performance Network will take effect January 1, 2021.


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. Please search our provider finder tool on for participation in the HealthSync Network as Blue HPN uses this existing network in Indiana.


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.


Large group Blue HPN health plans sold in Indiana will have a plan prefix of H8I; small group plans sold in Indiana will have a prefix of H9I, and MEWA plans sold in Indiana will have a prefix of H6I.  Keep in mind that other prefixes may be part of HPN plan member IDs. The sample ID card below is for a fictional member from Indiana  enrolled in a plan with an “H9I” prefix. The new “Blue High Performance Network” logo and “HPN” indicator in the suitcase icon are the most reliable indicators that a member is enrolled in an HPN plan.

IN ID card


Questions? Please reach out to your dedicated Anthem of Indiana network consultant.



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January 2021 Anthem Provider News - Indiana