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Anthem Blue Cross Errors with Grandfathered Discontinuation Notices

Was hoping Part I would be enough.  This may be a multi-part series šŸ˜•

California subscribers may have received a letter early in December indicating that their grandfathered Anthem health insurance plan was being cancelled 2/28/18.  Apparently some letters were sent in error and those plans are, in fact, not being cancelled.

Correction letters were supposedly sent out 12/8 to notify those subscribers of the error.  So be on the lookout if you received a cancellation letter regarding your grandfathered Anthem health plan.

As of today, the only plan I know is being cancelled is the Clear Protection 5000.  Some HIPAA plans may also be cancelled.  

Anthem is not releasing any information to agents about which plans are being discontinued nor which clients are affected.  Nice šŸ™„

If you have received a cancellation notice and not the subsequent "we goofed" letter, please comment on which plan you are on.  Maybe we can figure out the super secret list of plans.  

Dave
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  1. Renee - ANTHEM POLICY HOLDER -January 20, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    I got the letter we are cancelling your policy, it wasn't until I spent 10 hours calling and proving I had a grandfathered plan (since 1998) that they finally agreed my plan was not cancelled and they sent me an apology letter. Meanwhile I couldn't use my benefits for two months. Then they sent notices to all my providers that my plan is no longer offering coverage for that provider and that I must realize they are out of network. However when I log into my policy (grandfathered) it confirms their in network - So I have to prove to the provider they are in network, then once the EOB is generated wrong (out of network) I have to appeal show proof of grandfathered status and several months later they adjust the claim and the pay the provider correctly. I pay $1269 a month with $5850 OPM and meet that by Mar due to a long time medical condition that Anthem KNOWS. They have denied in patient doctors for a $90 bill. I WAS IN PATIENT IN A COMA! I had to appeal and prove I was in patient then they paid - meanwhile I was in collections for this small bill

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