Broker Alert: Third Quarter Individual Plan Rate Changes

Rates for BCBSAZ Individual and Family plans with deductibles of $5,000 or greater and BluePortfolio Plus plans with deductibles of $3,000 or lower will increase on average by 2.9 percent beginning on July 1, 2012. Only Suite C plans are impacted. 
Third quarter 2012 premium rates will be effective from July 1 through September 30, 2012. The new rates are available for quoting at azblue.com beginning May 1 and via your Broker Marketing Website, so that you can access rate quotes for July 1 effective dates.
Printed copies of third quarter 2012 rate sheets can be ordered through the Broker Supply Form beginning in mid-June. A PDF file containing the third quarter rate information will also be available on azblue.com in mid-June.
The following plans are subject to the third quarter rate increase:

Plan

Deductibles

BlueBasic Plus

$5,000

$7,500

$10,000

BlueOptimum Plus

$5,000

$7,500

$10,000

BlueValue Plus

$5,000

$7,500

$10,000

BlueEssential Plus

$5,000

$7,500

$10,000

BluePortfolio Plus

$1,750

$3,000

Please contact your BCBSAZ account representative if you have any questions.

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