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 a select set of 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.


In Virginia, Blue HPN networks will be in place in the Richmond and Washington, D.C-Arlington-Alexandria metro areas. Anthem is offering Virginia national employers Blue HPN plans, and offering large and small group employers in Virginia plans with access to the HPN, referred to as the Blue Connection network.


If you are not sure whether your practice is part of the Blue HPN/Blue Connection network, ask your office manager or business office, or contact your Anthem network representative. Blue HPN participation will be displayed in provider profiles in our provider directory January 1, 2021.


Beginning January 1, you may see patients accessing this network through either a national employer plan, Blue HPN, or large or small group employer EPO plans and HSA plans with 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 (PCP), but PCP referrals are not required for specialty care.


Below is a sample ID card for a member from Virginia enrolled in the national employer Blue HPN plan. Note the new “Blue High Performance Network,” and “Blue Connection” network names, and “HPN” indicator in the suitcase icon.

Blue HPN ID Card Virginia


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October 2020 Anthem Provider News - Virginia