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:
To learn more about enrollment choices under the Service Benefit Plan, please visit the Federal Employee Program Web site for additional details.
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.
Click to review the Summary of Benefits & Coverage Document.
Click to review the 2018 FEHB Community Blue HMO brochure.
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.
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