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Our interactive video will help you to:
  • Compare plans quickly
  • Find network doctors
  • Explore wellness programs and more
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How to enroll
To enroll in one of our plans, visit the AltaMed PlanSource website.
Compare your 2023 plan options
See the differences between plan benefits, copays, and more in our comparison chart.
Are you currently undergoing treatment?
If you're getting treatment now from a provider who is with another healthcare carrier, Blue Shield's Continuity of Care Program may allow you to continue to see your current out-of-network doctor.
Access+ HMO plan
With our Access+ HMO plan you will:
  • Only pay a fixed copayment for most services
  • Be asked to select a primary care physician (PCP) to coordinate your care and refer you to specialists and hospitals within their medical group.
Local Access+ HMO plan
Our Local Access+ HMO plan offers the same benefits as the Access+ HMO plan except your monthly premiums will be lower and you will need to see providers in the Local Access+ HMO network.

To enroll in the Local Access+ HMO plan:
  • You and your eligible dependents must enroll in the same plan and you must also live or work within the Local Access+ HMO service area.
  • You must choose a primary care physician (PCP) for yourself and your covered dependents. Each member of your family can choose a different physician and medical group.
PPO plan
The PPO plan allows you to:
  • See any doctor you choose for most services.
  • Self-refer to specialists.
  • Usually pay less for services that are provided by PPO network providers.
  • Pay a copayment or coinsurance for most services after the plan’s deductible has been met.
Access drug coverage information and answers
Prescription drug benefits are an important part of your Blue Shield health plan.
Understanding your pharmacy benefits can help you save money. You may save if your medication is a preferred prescription drug. Also, if you take a stabilized doses of covered medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes, you can have a 90-day supply delivered through our mail service pharmacy. Shipping is free, and you may save on your copay.
Our virtual assistant is available to help you find a provider.

Do you need your primary care physician's (PCP's) ID number? Once you find your PCP, select the More info button.
Maternity care that fits into your life
The Maven Maternity Program is designed to give you and your partner digital and virtual support for your pregnancy and postpartum needs – at no extra cost. You can also get support if you have experienced a pregnancy loss.
Thinking about a healthier lifestyle?
Get personalized support from Wellvolution®.

This digital platform includes programs designed to help you reach your health goals ‒ at no additional cost:

  • Lose weight
  • Treat diabetes
  • Quit smoking
  • Lower stress
  • Manage anxiety
  • Support mental health
Health coaches and support are a click away. View a video on how to sign up for Wellvolution.
Save yourself a trip to the doctor's office
Teladoc® virtual care
Talk to a board-certified Teladoc® medical doctor or mental health professional by phone or video.
*Blue Shield is not a financial institution and does not provide tax advice or accounts, employers can choose from HSA, HRA, HIA, FSA and LPFSA accounts through our integrated platform with HealthEquity. This is a summary only, and may or may not apply to a particular individual or group. Blue Shield does not provide any of these services–the vendor does. Employers should consult a tax adviser before deciding whether these options are a good fit for them. Members should consult with a financial adviser to determine if an HSA, HRA, HIA, FSA or LPFSA is a good financial fit for them. * These discount program services are not a covered benefit of your Blue Shield of California, Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company (Blue Shield Life), or self-insured health plan, and none of the terms or conditions of the Blue Shield, Blue Shield Life, or self-insured health plan apply. The networks of practitioners and facilities in the discount programs are managed by external program administrators, including any screening and credentialing of providers. Blue Shield does not review the services provided by discount program providers for medical necessity or efficacy, nor does Blue Shield make any recommendations, representations, claims, or guarantees regarding the practitioners, their availability, fees, services, or products. Some services offered through the discount program may already be included as part of the Blue Shield plan covered benefits. Members or self-insured plan participants should access those covered services prior to using the discount program. Members or self-insured plan participants who are not satisfied with products or services received from the discount program may use the grievance process described in their Evidence of Coverage, Disclosure Form, Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form, Benefit Booklet or Certificate of Insurance/ Policy. Blue Shield reserves the right to terminate this program at any time without notice.

Wellvolution is a registered trademark of Blue Shield of California. Wellvolution and all associated digital and in-person health programs, services, and offerings are managed by Solera, Inc., a health company committed to changing lives by guiding people to better health in their communities.

NurseHelp 24/7 and LifeReferrals 24/7 are service marks of Blue Shield of California.