(Effective date: First day of month after hire date;
Carrier: Highmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Western Pennsylvania)
Medical coverage is provided by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield through PPO Blue, a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) program. It offers two levels of benefits. If you receive eligible services from a provider who is in the Blue Cross Blue Shield preferred-provider network of doctors, you will receive the highest level of benefits. You will also have coverage at a lower level if you choose to receive eligible services from out-of-network providers. In either case, you coordinate your own care. There is no requirement to select a Primary Care Physician (PCP) to coordinate your care. (View a summary of benefits provided by PPO Blue)
Coverage requires an employee contribution of a percent of premium based upon salary and type of coverage (i.e. single, family, employee and spouse).