Health Overhaul

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An issue with one of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s 2020 plan offerings on the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare Marketplace was announced Tuesday by Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King.

The 2020 Anthem Pathways Network product on incorrectly listed WellStar Medical Group as a participating provider. WellStar providers are in fact out-of-network for any of Anthem’s 2020 Georgia plans listed on the Healthcare Marketplace.

“Consumers who have enrolled in the 2020 Anthem Pathways Network individual plan on need to know that WellStar providers will not be covered at in-network rates,” King said.

“Fortunately, the enrollment period for the Healthcare Marketplace remains open until Dec. 15, so consumers still have over three weeks to make any necessary changes to their plans for next year,” he noted.

Anthem spokeswoman Tina Gaines said they are working with the Georgia Department of Insurance and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to correct the error.

“We are committed to helping those customers who may wish to switch to another plan in light of this information before the enrollment period ends on Dec. 15,” Gaines said.

For more information on updating your plan selection on the Healthcare Exchange, consumers should visit For other questions regarding open enrollment, call the Georgia Department of Insurance’s Consumer Services Division at 404-656-2070, or toll-free at 1-800-656-2298.


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