Well, maybe I should say Anthem Blue Cross of NH "reintroduces" the $5 Office Visit Copay. (If you are my age you remember when you could see a doctor for Five Bucks!) Welcome back $5 Copay!
During the past 5 years out-of-pocket costs for health care have continued to rise- making it less affordable for people to get treatment. (See KFF.org article here)
Today in the US, the average copay is $25 for Primary Care and $40 for specialist visits. However, in NH, it is common for employees to have office visit copays of $40 for Primary Care Doctor and $80 at the Specialist.
However, for the 3rd quarter 2019 Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in NH has introduced a new lower $5 Copay at the Primary Care provider with some of NH small and large employer group health plans.
Here is how it works:
- Anthem has a system for reviewing and contracting with Primary Care Providers. Anthem calls this a "value based" model grades doctors on patient care, quality, reducing unnecessary or ineffective care and management of chronic diseases. Anthem's PREFERRED PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS have been identified as TOP PERFORMERS using this model
- At these select top performing providers Anthem is offering a lower $5 office visit Copay
See Anthem NH group health insurance plan $5 Copay BROCHURE HERE
We have a listing of all the plans that Anthem is offering this $5 copay - and we are happy to offer health insurance quotes from Anthem and other insurers for NH employer groups of all sizes for both our existing, and new clients.
Keeping employees health and happy is what we do here at Atlantic Insurance & Benefit Company. If you want our help designing and managing your employee benefit program please give us a call today at 603-882-2909.