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Anthem Blue Cross CA Closing More PPO Plans 2012

Anthem Blue Cross (Blue Cross of California and Blue Cross Life & Health) has announced additional closures in California for individual & family health plans.  

In addition to the plan closures earlier this year (2012) which were posted on my blog, the following individual & family health plans will close on November 1, 2012:

*SmartSense Plus PPO 1000 Standard Rx
*SmartSense Plus PPO 1000 Upgrade Rx
*Lumenos 3000 HSA PPO (single)
*Lumenos 4500 HSA PPO (single)
*Lumenos 3500 HSA PPO (family)
*Lumenos 1500 HSA PPO

Members currently enrolled in these plans may stay on the plan after it closes on November 1.  Applications for enrollment into any of these plans will not be accepted after October 16, 2012. Applicants may enroll in these plans so long as their effective start date is prior to November 1, 2012.



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