- July 22, 2016
- Posted by: Tony Lehrman
- Categories: Arizona Blue Cross, Arizona Group Health Insurance, Arizona ObamaCare
Access to your doctors in 2017 will be severely limited if you live in Maricopa County and have an individual or family policy. An Arizona SMALL GROUP health insurance policy may allow you to keep your current doctors.
For Arizona residents, the 2017 ObamaCare plan options look to be even more restrictive than the plans currently available. Your doctors will most likely NOT be available to you next year. All health insurance companies offering plans here in Arizona have lost huge amounts of money and they are looking for ways to cut their losses. One very impactful way to do that is to severely limit your access to their medical provider networks. The doctors and hospitals you want access to may not be available to you in 2017.
To cut their losses, United HealthCare and Humana are not offering ObamaCare plans to any Arizona residents for the 2017 policy year. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Health Net will not offer plans to anyone living in Maricopa and Pinal counties. In fact, both are cancelling the existing plans for those residents at the end of the day on December 31 of this year.
Here is where owning a small business can solve this problem for you: if you have just ONE full time employee (besides yourself) who is not married to you, you can get an Arizona small group health insurance policy from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona or United HealthCare or any other health insurance provider that offers plans here in Arizona. You can choose a PPO option. You would have access to almost every medical provider in Arizona and nationwide. All the doctors and hospitals you’ve utilized in the past will once again become available to you.
If you want rate quotes for a small group health insurance policy, call us at (800) 600-9663 from anywhere in Arizona. Or visit our rate request web page located here. We’ll provide you with rates for all the various group health insurance policies available here in Arizona. You will probably find that this small group option may be just what the doctor ordered!