Federal Employee Programs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan
In-network access to most UPMC providers will end on July 1, 2019. Please contact the Customer Service number on the back of your ID card for help finding new in-network providers, or for any other questions you may have about your network.

Standard Option PPO gives you the freedom to select your health care provider. You receive benefits for covered services performed by both preferred and non-preferred providers. When you use preferred providers, your out-of-pocket expenses, such as coinsurance and copayment amounts, will be less.

Basic Option PPO features a lower premium than Standard Option and no deductibles. Under Basic Option, you must use a preferred provider to receive covered benefits, except in certain situations.

Both options provide additional value to you and your family by offering:

  • Financial incentives for completing the Blue Health Assessment and various on line coaching sessions.
  • Blue365 offers great discounts and valuable information you can use all year long. It is a good resource for living healthier and for keeping you healthy.
  • Blue Health Connection. Call 1-888-258-3432 any time of the day, any day of the week, to talk confidentially to a registered nurse, to listen to an audiotape on the health topic of your choice, and to get information on doctors, hospitals and other health services in your community.

To learn more about enrollment choices under the Service Benefit Plan, please visit the Federal Employee Program Web site for additional details.

Highmark Choice Company (Community Blue HMO)

In 2018, Federal Employees may select coverage through the Community Blue HMO Program.

Highmark Choice Company (Community Blue HMO) connects you to every kind of care through a quality network of top hospitals and 7,600 physicians in the 29 counties in western Pennsylvania.

This network of high-performing, patient-focused care providers includes those in the Allegheny Health Network and more than 50 community and specialty hospitals in western Pennsylvania.

Health coverage through Highmark Choice Company (Community Blue HMO) provides you with comprehensive coverage, low copays and a benefits plan that meets your family’s needs. Wellness reward programs, health coaches and myCare Navigator assist you in staying healthy and getting the care you need.

Community Blue HMO is a Blue Cross Blue Shield program. If you experience a medical emergency while traveling outside of Western Pennsylvania, you have in-network access to participating Blue physicians, hospitals and other caregivers.

You’re better with Blue!

Click to review the Summary of Benefits & Coverage Document.

Click to review the 2018 FEHB Community Blue HMO brochure.

For FEDVIP Vision and Dental Plans:

Visit FEP BlueVision® or call 1-888-550-2583 for vision plans.

Visit FEP BlueDental® or call 1-855-504-2583.

Visit United Concordia or call 1-877-438-8224 for dental plans.