Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Provides Access to New York’s Best Doctors in 2019 – With 2 Networks to choose from starting January 2019, Empire BC/BS is mid to high range pricing depending on plan. They have excellent PPO/EPO no referral NY and National network. Also has lower priced, much smaller Blue Access Network. All plans require 60% participation after valid other coverage waivers. PPO/EPO no referrals, Blue Access plans are plan specific with some requiring referrals and some not.
Empire BCBS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem Inc.
Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc. and Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. These two licensees operate the networks used by Empire BCBS to provide healthcare insurance to New York small groups.
“Empire BCBS is another carrier that is offering multiple price points to help meet small group employer’s needs by having 2 network options to choose from. When a one carrier option is a group’s only choice, then having these 2 networks to choose from really helps give employees options while helping the employer hold down costs.”
President, Peak Advisors, Inc.