BlueCross BlueShield of Texas

Silver Health Plans 2021

BCBSTX Silver plans offer a higher level of coverage than Bronze plans, and those who purchase on-exchange may also be eligible for cost-sharing reductions based on income, lowering deductibles and co-pays. Silver plans are ideal for people who have regular medications or utilize specialist or doctors visits more often than their included yearly check-up.  Silver plans are a good “middle of the road” option for people who might need to utilize their healthcare options more but may not be able to afford higher premium payments.

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The Best Silver Plan

This HSA Eligible plan has a lower deductible and OOP max, meaning you can save for the expenses you do incur and still have a higher level of protection in the event of unexpected health costs. The Blue Advantage Plus plans also offer some out of network benefits even though this is still technically an HMO, so if your doctor isn’t in any individual plan network for 2019, this is likely your best option.

Plan Name Blue Advantage Silver HMO 205 Blue Advantage Silver HMO 306

Summary of Benefits

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Deductiblea specified amount of money that the insured must pay before an insurance company will pay a claim. $1,900 $2,000
CoinsuranceWhat % you pay after your deductible has been met and before your out of pocket max 50% 50%
Out-of-Pocket MaximumAn out-of-pocket maximum is the most you’ll have to pay during a policy period (usually a year) for health care services (includes deductible) $8,500 $8,500
Primary Care Office Visit $25 $25
Specialist Office Visit 50% 50%
Mental Illness Treatment and Substance Abuse Rehab Office Visit 50% 50%
Emergency Room $950 + 50% coinsurance $950 + 50% coinsurance
Urgent Care $50 (Deductible does not apply) $50
Inpatient Hospital Service $850 per occurrence copay, then 50% $850 per occurrence copay, then 50%
Outpatient Surgery $600 per occurrence copay, then 40% $600 per occurrence copay, then 40%
Outpatient X-Rays and Diagnostic Imaging 40% 50%
Outpatient Imaging (CT/PET Scans/MRIs) 50% 50%
Network Blue Advantage HMO
HSA Eligible No No
Outpatient Prescription Drugs – Preferred Pharmacy $5/$15/$30 $15/$15/$75/35%
Outpatient Prescription Drugs – Non-Preferred Pharmacy $15/$25/$45 $15/$25/$85/40%
Prescription Drug Utilization Benefit Management Programs Specialty Pharmacy Program: To be eligible for maximum benefits, specialty medications must be obtained through the preferred Specialty Pharmacy provider. Member Pay the Difference: When choosing a brand name drug over an available generic equivalent, you pay your usual share plus the difference in cost. Prior Authorization/Step Therapy Requirements: Before receiving coverage for some medications, your doctor will need to receive authorization from BCBSTX and you may first need to try more clinically appropriate or cost-effective drugs. Mail-Order Program: You may receive up to a 90-day supply for prescription drugs through the mail-order program or at select retail pharmacies depending on your prescription drug benefit.

 

Plan Name Blue Advantage Plus Silver 202 Blue Advantage Plus Silver 306 MyBlue Health Silver 405
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Deductiblea specified amount of money that the insured must pay before an insurance company will pay a claim. $1,250 $2,000 $3,300
CoinsuranceWhat % you pay after your deductible has been met and before your out of pocket max 50% 50% 40%
Out-of-Pocket MaximumAn out-of-pocket maximum is the most you’ll have to pay during a policy period (usually a year) for health care services (includes deductible) $8,550 $8,550 $8,550
Primary Care Office Visit $10 $25 $25
Specialist Office Visit 50% 50% 40%
Mental Illness Treatment and Substance Abuse Rehab Office Visit $850 per occurrence copay, then 50% 50% 30%
Emergency Room $950 + 50% coinsurance $950 + 50% coinsurance $950 + 40% coinsurance
Urgent Care $15 (Deductible does not apply) $50 (Deductible does not apply) $50 (Deductible does not apply)
Inpatient Hospital Service $850 per occurrence copay, then 50% $2,000 per occurrence copay, then 50% $850 per occurrence copay, then 50%
Outpatient Surgery $600 per occurrence copay, then 30% $2,000 per occurrence copay, then 50% $600 per occurrence copay, then 40%
Outpatient X-Rays and Diagnostic Imaging 50% 50% 40%
Outpatient Imaging (CT/PET Scans/MRIs) 50% 50% 40%
Network Blue Advantage HMO
HSA Eligible No No No
Outpatient Prescription Drugs – Preferred Pharmacy $5/$10/$15 $5/$10/$15 $5/$25/$45
Outpatient Prescription Drugs – Non-Preferred Pharmacy $15/$25/$45 $15/$25/$45 $15/$25/$45
Prescription Drug Utilization Benefit Management Programs Specialty Pharmacy Program: To be eligible for maximum benefits, specialty medications must be obtained through the preferred Specialty Pharmacy provider. Member Pay the Difference: When choosing a brand name drug over an available generic equivalent, you pay your usual share plus the difference in cost. Prior Authorization/Step Therapy Requirements: Before receiving coverage for some medications, your doctor will need to receive authorization from BCBSTX and you may first need to try more clinically appropriate or cost-effective drugs. Mail-Order Program: You may receive up to a 90-day supply for prescription drugs through the mail-order program or at select retail pharmacies depending on your prescription drug benefit.

 

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Popular Hospital Network Guide
Hospital Included in Advantage HMO Network?
Doctors Hospital At Renaissance (Edinburg) YES
University Health System (San Antonio) NO
Medical City Hospital (Dallas) YES
Memorial Hermann Hospital (Sugar Land) YES
Mother Frances Hospital (Tyler) NO
Scott & White Hospital (Round Rock) NO
North Austin Medical Center (Austin) YES
Seton Medical Center (Austin) YES
Hill Country Memorial Hospital (Fredericksburg) YES
Texas Health Harris Methodist (Fort Worth) YES
UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) NO
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center (Houston) YES
St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital (Houston) YES
Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas) YES
The Methodist Hospital (Houston) YES
BCBSTX Dental Plans

Dental Plans Brochure  Application With the BCBSTX dental plan, you’ll get dental coverage on day one with no deductible deductible required for check-ups, cleanings and other preventive services. Most important, costs are typically reduced when you receive care from any of our participating network dentists. However, you also have the option to see any dentist not in the network, but your out-of-pocket costs may be higher. Some highlights of Dental Indemnity USA coverage:

  • Coverage can be used to provide dental benefits to an individual, spouse, children or any combination of dependents.
  • A $50 deductible, based on fee schedule allowances, applies for dental procedures or services received by a covered individual during each benefit year.
  • Maximum deductible amount of $150 for family coverage.
  • Deductibles do not apply to oral exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and X-rays.
  • $1,000 orthodontia benefit for children under 19 years old

For more information on coverage and benefits, view the Dental Outline of Coverage  You must enroll in a BCBSTX health plan in order to enroll in the dental plan (you have up to 31 days from the effective date of your policy to enroll). Shop for a plan now.

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