Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland (Carefirst BCBSMD)
Are you a Maryland resident? Are you seeking individual health insurance? Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland is one of the largest health insurers in your region with more than 80% of the region’s health care providers participating in its various medical care networks (as of March 2011).
You may be new to buying health insurance, and you may be wondering what BCBS has to offer you. Carefirst BCBS has a broad range of plans for individuals and families, whatever your reasons for wanting to purchase the individual type of health insurance. BCBS understands that each person comes with his/her own health insurance needs, and they want to help you find the best coverage at the best price.
Carefirst BCBS of MD Individual Health Plans
This option allows you to coordinate your coverage to meet your own needs and budget. This includes the freedom to select any doctor, specialist or hospital you wish, saving on out-of-pocket costs by selecting one of the providers within the PPO. You also have freedom to go out-of-network, but at slightly higher costs. Other benefits include preventative care, hospital and physician services, prescription drug benefits, and the option to extend maternity coverage.
This referral-based coverage option offers optimum coverage and protection, within a network of primary care physicians (PCPs). There are various co-payment options for office visits, no deductibles, preventive care, such as, well-child care, immunizations, cancer screenings, and vision exams. You can select a Primary Care Physician to coordinate your care. You will also receive emergency care at just one co-payment, prescription drug benefits, and optional dental benefits as well.
BlueChoice Opt-Out POS
POS option offers the coverage and security of an HMO with
freedom from the PCP referral requirements that typically
characterize an HMO. Members pay a lower out-of-cost fee for
in-network physicians, but are not limited in treatment allowance.
Cross Blue Shield also offers a number of other coverage options,
included Consumer Directed Health Plans, PPNs, cafeteria plans
and Open Access variations on their standard offerings.
CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and has a strictly defined region (known as a service area) in which it can operate. The CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. service area encompasses Maryland, the District of Columbia, and portions of northern Virginia.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland Office Location
100 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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