Changes to the FEHB: Will You Be Impacted? (Part II)

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There are numerous changes to 2017 FEHB plans. To see if your plan is changing (or going away), check out the tables in this article as well as our previous article detailing the changes.

If your plan is changing, you may need to decide if you need to make changes for the coming year.

The changes outlined below are the remaining changes to the FEHB released by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). (See part 1 of this article for the other FEHB changes: Changes to the 2017 FEHB: Will You Be Impacted?)

A database of the 2017 FEHB rates is also available for searching on FedsDataCenter.com.

Service Area Expansions Without New Enrollment Codes

State/Plan Name Plan Option/2017 Enrollment Codes Locations

California

Kaiser Northern California

High, Standard, Basic

591, 593, 592, 594, 596, 595, KC1, KC3, KC2

County of Santa Cruz 95001, 95003, 95005, 95006, 95007, 95010, 95017, 95018, 95019, 95033, 95041, 95060, 95061, 95062, 95063, 95064, 95066, 95067, 95073, 95076, 95077

California

Kaiser Southern California

High, Standard

621, 623, 622, 624, 626, 625

County of Tulare – 93238, 93261

Colorado

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Colorado

High, Standard, Basic

651, 653, 652, 654, 656, 655, N41, N43, N42

County of Summit – All
County of Eagle – 80423, 80426 80463, 81620, 81631, 81632, 81637, 81645, 81649, 81655,81657, 81658
County of Garfield – 81637
County of Grand – 80498
County of Routt – 80463

Idaho

Aetna HealthFund
CDHP/Aetna Value Plan

CDHP Value

H41, H43, H42, H44, H46, H45

Counties of Camas and Clark

Idaho

Aetna HealthFund

HDHP/Aetna Direct Plan

HDHP Direct

224, 226, 225, N61, N63, N62

Counties of Camas and Clark

Illinois

Aetna HealthFund

CDHP/Aetna Value Plan

CDHP Value

H41, H43, H42, H44, H46, H45

Counties of Adams, Carroll, Dewitt, Hancock, Pike, Shelby

Illinois

Aetna HealthFund

HDHP/Aetna Direct Plan

HDHP Direct

224, 226, 225, N61, N63, N62

Counties of Adams, Carroll, Dewitt, Hancock, Pike, Shelby

Illinois

MercyCare

High

EY1, EY3, EY2

Counties of Boone and Winnebago

Kentucky

Aetna HealthFund CDHP/Aetna Value Plan

CDHP Value

H41, H43, H42, H44, H46, H45

Counties of Bath, Fleming, Menifee, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Wolfe

Kentucky

Aetna HealthFund HDHP/Aetna Direct Plan

HDHP Direct

224, 226, 225, N61, N63, N62

Counties of Bath, Fleming, Menifee, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Wolfe

Louisiana

Aetna HealthFund CDHP/Aetna Value Plan

CDHP Value

F51, F53, F52, F54, F56, F55

County of Vernon

Louisiana

Aetna HealthFund HDHP/Aetna Direct Plan

HDHP Direct

224, 226, 225, N61, N63, N62

County of Vernon

Michigan

Blue Care Network

High

LX1, LX3, LX2

County of Lenawee

Michigan

Health Alliance Plan (HAP)

High Standard

521, 523, 522, GY4, GY6, GY5

Counties of Arenac, Bay, Huron, Iosco, Jackson, Saginaw, Tuscola

Montana

Aetna HealthFund CDHP/Aetna Value Plan

CDHP Value

H41, H43, H42, H44, H46, H45

Counties of Carter, Garfield, Madison, McCone, Roosevelt, Wibaux

Montana

Aetna HealthFund HDHP/Aetna Direct Plan

HDHP Direct

224, 226, 225, N61, N63, N62

Counties of Carter, Garfield, Madison, McCone, Roosevelt, Wibaux

West Virginia

Aetna HealthFund CDHP/Aetna Value Plan

CDHP Value

F51, F53, F52, F54, F56, F55

Counties of Grant, Hardy, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker

West Virginia

Aetna HealthFund HDHP/Aetna Direct Plan

HDHP Direct

224, 226, 225, N61, N63, N62

Counties of Grant, Hardy, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker

Service Area Expansions With New Options And Enrollment Codes

Blue Preferred Plus POS has added a new Standard option with a new enrollment code and is expanding its service area in Missouri.

State Plan Name Plan Type Plan Code Locations of Areas
Missouri Blue Preferred Plus POS HMO 9G1, 9G3, 9G2, 9G4, 9G5, 9G6 Adair, Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Clark, Dent, Dunklin, Howell, Iron, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Marion, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Putnam, Ralls, Reynolds, Ripley, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard, Sullivan, and Wayne counties.

Service Area Expansions Adding New Enrollment Codes

State FEHB Plan Name Plan Option 2017 New Enrollment Codes Location of Areas
Texas Scott and White Standard P84, P86, P85 Counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Head, Johnson, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant

 

We hope this will be helpful to individual readers in choosing the best health insurance plan for their particular situation.

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