2015 SC Health Plan Information

18 Sep , 2014,
jtdickerson
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Last Wednesday, the South Carolina Department of Insurance released preliminary information about 2015 health insurance plans available on and off the Health Insurance Marketplace. These plans will be available for enrollment during the 2015 Open Enrollment Period which begins November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. This is exciting stuff for us health insurance geeks!

2015 SC Health Plans

Open enrollment for 2015 SC Health Plans begins November 15, 2014!

Before we get to the details of the new 2015 SC health plans, I would like to take a moment to throw in a quick advertisement for our website! To help South Carolina residents get enrolled during the upcoming open enrollment, we have teamed with a couple of software services that will allow us to get clients apply for tax credits and get enrolled in a health plan, in under 15 minutes. In fact, during the testing phase, I was able to complete an application for myself in about 3 minutes. Yes, 3 minutes. Last year, it was commonplace for an enrollment to take up to an hour or more. Personally, the fastest enrollment I witnessed was about 18 minutes. We really believe our new private enrollment exchanges will bring great value to our clients for the upcoming enrollment season, as we realize that YOUR time is valuable!

According to the South Carolina Department of Insurance, 5 insurance carriers have applied to offer Qualified Health Insurance Plans (QHPs) on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Below is a listing of all 5 companies offering health plans on the exchange:

BlueChoice HealthPlan

Availability All South Carolina Counties 1 (800) 868-2528
Plan Type(s) EPOs www.bluechoicesc.com
Metal Level(s) Catastrophic, Bronze, Silver, Gold I-20 East at Alpine Road
Network Name(s) Blue Option Network Columbia, SC 29219
Network Directory http://www.bluechoicesc.com/doctorhospitalfinder.aspx

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Availability All South Carolina Counties 1 (855) 404-6752
Plan Type(s) EPOs www.southcarolinablues.com
Metal Level(s) Catastrophic, Bronze, Silver, Gold I-20 East at Alpine Road
Network Name(s) BlueEssentials Network Columbia, SC 29219
Network Directory https://www.southcarolinablues.com/links/metallic/providerdirectory

Consumers’ Choice Health Plan

Availability All South Carolina Counties 1 (800) 580-8736
Plan Type(s) EPOs www.cchpsc.org
Metal Level(s) Catastrophic, Bronze, Silver, Gold 4995 Lacross Road
Network Name(s) SC On Exchange or SC Off Exchange* North Charleston, SC 29406
Network Directory http://www.cchpsc.org

Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas
1 (855) 586-6960
Plan Type(s) HMOs or POSchccarolinas.coventryhealthcare.com

Metal Level(s) Catastrophic, Bronze, Silver, Gold 2801 Slater Road, Suite 200

Network Name(s) CoventryOne POS Morrisville, NC 27560
Carelink Carolinas HealthCare System (Tier 1/ Tier 2)
Carelink Midlands (Tier 1/ Tier 2)
Carelink Regional HealthPlus (Tier 1/ Tier 2)
Carelink Roper St Francis (Tier 1/ Tier 2)
Carelink Upstate (Tier 1/ Tier 2),
Network Directory http://sc.coventryproviders.com2 of 2 Rev. 09/2014
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas (con’t)
CoventryOne plans will be available in the following South Carolina counties: Anderson*, Beaufort*, Berkeley,
Calhoun, Charleston, Cherokee*, Chester*, Chesterfield*, Colleton*, Darlington*, Dorchester, Fairfield,
Florence, Greenville, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee*, Lexington, Marion*, Marlboro*, Newberry, Orangeburg,
Pickens*, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union* and York.

Time Insurance Company
Marketed as Assurant Health 1 (800) 545-9917
Availability All South Carolina Counties www.assuranthealth.com
Plan Type(s) PPOs 501 West Michigan Street
Metal Level(s) Catastrophic*, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum Milwaukee, WI 53203
Network Name(s) Network Savings 1 or Network Savings 3*
Network Directory assuranthealth.com/networksavings1 or assuranthealth.com/networksavings3

 

So what does this mean to you, the South Carolina resident? First, the addition of Time/Assurant means more 2015 SC health plan choices for the new year. In addition, we have been advised that Assurant will be using the Aetna Signature PPO network for health insurance plans sold on the exchange. Although we expect Assurant 2015 SC health plans to be somewhat more expensive than their EPO and HMO counterparts, we a excited to finally have a broad, nationwide PPO plan available for purchase on the South Carolina Health Insurance Exchange!  In addition, we are expecting a major network announcement in the near future from another insurer on the South Carolina Health Insurance Exchange. Stay tuned for details on 2015 SC health plans!