I received my notice of cancellation from Anthem Blue Cross
October 14, stating my company’s health insurance plan will no
longer be available Jan. 1, 2014. But as a 20-year former Human
Resource professional, panic did not set in.
Instead, I was angry.
I have a really good PPO plan. My annual out-of-pocket is high,
but my coverage is good. It makes doctors smile when they see I
have a PPO. Cha-ching $$.
I like my insurance plan. I like my family doctor — we have a 23
year relationship. Skin cancer and San Joaquin Valley allergies
have plagued me for years, so my two favorite docs are my
dermatologist of 25 years, and my ear, nose, throat doctor of
nearly 28 years.
The cancellation of my plan means Anthem Blue Cross agreed to
what Covered California forced on them, to cancel all employer
plans by December 31, 2013.
Tuesday, Anthem Blue Cross of California announced it has agreed
to a two-month extension of more than 100,000 individual policies.
This was supposedly after they failed to give the required 90-day
cancellation notice, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
announced this week.
The policies had been set to expire on Dec.… Read More