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C.A.R. Anthem Blue Cross of California Medical Plans

C.A.R. Group Anthem Plans

Enrollment is available:

  • During the next annual Open Enrollment Period (November 1st to December 15th 2021) 
  • During the Initial Enrollment Period for new members or full time employees of members
  • Within 60 days of experiencing a Qualifying Event such as the loss of coverage from another group, or birth or marriage

lease review our plan General Guidelines for complete information on eligibility and enrollment. New C.A.R. members, and those who have experienced a Qualifying Eventmay be eligible to enroll early.

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Anthem Medical Plans

IMPORTANT!  The C.A.R. Anthem Blue Cross health plans are available state wide and  use the large Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO and CaliforniaCare HMO networks. These plans and networks are not available in the Individual or Covered CA markets.

2021 Benefit Summaries

2021 Anthem Blue Cross Plan Comparison

Bronze Plans

Silver Plans

Gold Plans

Platinum Plans

HMO Plans

For important information about HMO plan availability, see the Anthem Rating Areas

Doctors & Hospitals

Unlike Individual plans and Covered California, the C.A.R. group Anthem plan uses the Anthem Blue Cross Small Group Prudent Buyer PPO and CaliforniaCare HMO networks. These are much larger networks than you would have access to outside of the C.A.R. plan. To look up providers for Anthem Blue Cross, follow these instructions:

  1. Visit www.anthem.com/ca
  2. At the top, click on “Find A Doctor/Find Care” and click the link.
  3. Scroll down and highlight “Guests”
  4. To search, answer these questions:
    1. What type of care are you searching for? MEDICAL
    2. What state do you want to search in? CALIFORNIA
    3. What type of plan do you want to search with? MEDICAL (Employer-Sponsored)
    4. Select a plan/network – type in “Small” and choose EITHER:
      • Blue Cross HMO (CACare) – Small Group – OR –
      • Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer) – Small Group
    5. Hit “Continue” and enter search criteria (name, specialty, NPI or license number) and enter the zip code area

When looking up providers by name, make sure you have the correct spelling. It also helps if you include the location and the name. Also, some doctors have multiple specialties so be aware that they may come up under different options such as “Surgery” vs. “Orthopedics” for example.

Important Forms

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