On Monday 12/16/13 PAMF announced that they’ve declined contracts to be included in Anthem PPO plans offered through Covered Ca.. They will continue to be in network for many of Anthem’s “off-exchange” plans, written directly through Anthem.
In the CoveredCA plan options you may have noticed that Blue Shield is offering an EPO plan that looks similar in coverage to Anthem Blue Cross’ PPO plan, but is less expensive. So what’s the difference? Simply put if you see a physician in Anthem or Blue Shield’s networks, the plans will function similarly. If you see someone outside the network then there is a huge difference.