The new plan offers temporary insurance coverage ranging from 30 to 185 days and can begin or end on any day of the month. The premium is paid in a single payment, calculated per member, per day.
Blue Cross says the plan is an option for those ” seeking immediate coverage for a temporary period of time, or as interim coverage while waiting for an individual policy to be issued”.
The short term PPO, offered through Blue Cross affiliate BC Life & Health Insurance Company, allows access to a PPO network in California of 46,000 physicians and 450 hospitals. Services include:
- Emergency care
- Prescription drugs
- Preventive health care
More information can be found at www.bluecrossca.com .