As you may already know, the Independence Blue Cross Special Care SM* health care plan will terminate on June 30, 2014. Because the Special Care plan is ending, the individuals who are currently enrolled in this plan will be eligible for a special enrollment period to sign up for a plan that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Special Care members qualify for a special enrollment period
All Special Care members will be eligible for a special enrollment period , which will allow them to enroll in an individual or family health plan. Members will have from May 1 to August 29, 2014 to enroll in a health plan through our retail platform or through the Health Insurance Marketplace, but they will need to apply by June 30, 2014 to avoid a lapse in coverage. If members are eligible for a subsidy, they will need to enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplace in order to receive the subsidy.


Communications to Special Care members
Special Care members will receive a series of letters to notify them of the upcoming special enrollment period, recommend health plan options, and remind them of the deadline to enroll. We will also be making outreach calls to ensure members have the information they need.


Read the entire IBC release HERE.


If you have any further questions, about this or any other IBC related matter, do not hesitate to contact us today at Total Benefit Solutions, Inc (215)355-2121.