MMC Benefits Handbook
Networks
Anthem BCBS Blue Card PPO Broad network is available nationally and provides both in-network and out-of-network coverage.
Anthem BCBS National Blue High Performance Network (Blue HPN Non-Tiered), the Narrow Network, is available in 50+ locations. There is no coverage outside these locations, except for urgent and emergency care.
Is there a network of doctors and hospitals that I have to use?
Using the network is not mandatory under the broad network, but generally, you will receive a higher reimbursement when using the network. If you use an in-network provider, you will be reimbursed 80% (70% under the $2,850 Deductible Plan). If you use an out-of-network provider, you will be reimbursed 60% (50% under the $2,850 Deductible Plan) of reasonable and customary charges for covered expenses after the Plan's deductible has been met.
In the event that you receive care from an out-of-network doctor (such as an anesthesiologist) while being treated at an in-network facility, benefits will be paid at the in-network level.
The network includes general practitioners, as well as specialists and hospitals. These network providers are selected by and contracted with the Claims Administrator.
NOTE: Out-of-network services are not covered under the Anthem BCBS Narrow Network (National Blue High Performance Network (Blue HPN Non-Tiered)) except for urgent and emergency care. Similar to the broad network, if you use an in-network provider, you will be reimbursed 80% (70% under the $2,850 Deductible plan). If you use an out-of-network provider, unlike the broad network, you will not be reimbursed and will be responsible for 100% of the out-of-network charges, except for urgent and emergency care.
Where can I get a directory that lists all the doctors and hospitals in the network?
The doctors and hospitals in the network are listed in a provider directory. The Claims Administrator provides an online directory of providers or you may call the Claims Administrator.
Network provider lists can change, so take the time to review the networks to determine which networks your health care providers participate in before choosing a third party administrator and network.
Important: In-network participating providers can change at any time; therefore, the network information you gather may not be accurate for all or part of the plan year. You will NOT be permitted to change your medical plan election during the plan year, even if any or all of your providers stop participating in any network at any point during the plan year.
Finding your ZIP code in the provider search does not mean that you are eligible for a narrow network; you must confirm you're eligible for a narrow network in the Mercer Marketplace Benefits Enrollment Website. Anthem BCBS determines the ZIP codes that are included within their narrow network.
Call Member Services at +1 855 570 1150 or visit www.anthem.com. On the Anthem website:
  • Select Find Care.
  • For the Broad and Narrow Network: Select Guests, answer a few questions (listed below) and then select Continue.
    • What type of care are you searching for? Select Medical
    • What state do you want to search with? Select a State
    • What type of plan do you want to search with? Select Medical (Employer-Sponsored)
    • Select a plan/network?
  • For the Narrow Network: Select National Blue High Performance Network (Blue HPN Non-Tiered)
  • For the Broad Network: Select National PPO (BlueCard PPO)
  • Enter search location, City, County or Zip Code and then search for care by specialty, name, NIP or license number.
Note: If you want to enroll in a narrow network, be sure to check that your providers participate in the narrow network. You can do this by following the instructions above. Please note that if you're enrolled in a broad network and want to switch to a narrow network, you should follow the instructions for searching for narrow network participating providers. Important: If you're currently enrolled in a broad network, DO NOT log into your medical plan account to look for narrow network providers. If you do log into your medical plan account, you'll see only providers who participate in the broad network. You should follow the instructions above to check for narrow network providers.
Is there a network of providers for mental health treatment?
There is a network of mental health providers. Providers in the network are listed in a provider directory. The Claims Administrator provides an online directory available at www.anthem.com. You may also call the Claims Administrator.
Network provider lists can change, so take the time to review the networks to determine which networks your health care providers participate in before choosing a third party administrator and network.
Important: In-network participating providers can change at any time; therefore, the network information you gather may not be accurate for all or part of the plan year. You will NOT be permitted to change your medical plan election during the plan year, even if any or all of your providers stop participating in any network at any point during the plan year.
Is there a network of pharmacies?
There is a pharmacy network associated with this Plan with CVS Caremark®. You may use a pharmacy in the network as well as out-of-network to receive coverage under this Plan.
Note that when you go to a pharmacy that's out-of-network, you need to submit a claim form for reimbursement. Refer to "How do I file a prescription drug claim form?" for more information.
The Prescription Drug Benefits Manager provides an online directory of network pharmacies available at www.caremark.com.
To locate an in-network retail pharmacy:
Or call CVS Caremark® at +1 844 449 0362 for more information.