CareFirst Blue Cross / Blue Shield has two HSA plans available in Maryland – BluePreferred HSA PPO and BlueChoice HSA HMO. The major differences between the two plans are network (PPO vs. HMO), maternity coverage, and benefits after deductible. The BlueChoice plan includes coverage for maternity benefits with no waiting period, while the BluePreferred plan gives you the option to add maternity benefits to the policy at a cost of $126 per month with a 10-month waiting period. Blue Choice has fixed co-payments after deductible, while BluePreferred requires a percentage “co-insurance” instead. Benefits for BlueChoice HSA HMO are as follows:
Deductible – $1,200 or $2,700 for individuals and $2,400 or $5,400 for families
Co-insurance – None
Annual out of pocket limit for individuals – $2,400 for the $1,200 deductible option and $5,250 for the $2,700 deductible option
Annual out of pocket limit for families – $4,800 for the $2,400 deductible option and $10,500 for the $5,400 deductible option
Lifetime Maximum – Unlimited
Office visits – After deductible, $30 for primary care, $40 for specialists
Preventative care – No charge
Prescriptions – After deductible, $5 co-pay for generics, $25 for brand name, $45 for non-formulary brand name (30-day supply). If using mail order, up to a 90-day supply is $10 for generics, $50 for brand name, and $90 for non-formulary brand name.
Emergency Room – $100 co-pay after deductible, waived if admitted
Outpatient Lab/X-ray – No charge after deductible
Outpatient Surgery – Office visit co-pay applies after deductible
Hospitalization – $600 co-pay after deductible per day
Maternity office visits – Office visit co-pay applies after deductible
Maternity hospital stay (labor & delivery) – $500 co-pay after deductible per admission
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