UNC Health Alliance will offer deeper hospital and professional provider discounts. Members in the Raleigh and Durham regions will have an average pre-subsidy rate decrease of ~22%. Blue Local with Duke Health and WakeMed will be discontinued in 2019.
Raleigh and Durham regions will be mapped to Blue Value. Members can expect a decrease in premium. This impacts ~45,264 members.
[Raleigh Region = Wake Johnston and Franklin Counties.]
[Durham Region = Durham, Orange Alamance, Chatham, Lee Caswell and Person Counties]
The Henderson region will be mapped to Blue Advantage. Blue Value is not offered in that area. These members can expect a slight increase in premium since a limited network is no longer available. This impacts ~ 2,018 members.
[Henderson Region = Granville, Vance and Warren]
The good news:
~ UNC Health Alliance is offering deep discounts and they continue to expand their network of providers.
The bad news:
~ If you're in the Raleigh Durham area, your doctor will not be in network if he or she does not accept Blue Value.
~ If you're in the Henderson area, you no longer have access to the additional discount provided in a limited network. However, overall premiums have gone down from 2018.