Anthem Blue Cross

Important information for patients with Anthem Blue Cross health insurance plans

Feb. 5, 2024 – UPDATE

Anthem Blue Cross and University of California Health have reached a preliminary agreement on a contract that will preserve access to UC health care for patients with Anthem health insurance, as Anthem and UC Health finalize the details in the coming weeks.

This means UCLA Health will remain in-network and care will continue without change for both PPO and HMO plans.

We are grateful that there should not be disruption for patients, and they will be able to continue receiving care from the physicians, hospitals and clinics of their choice.

For HMO patients: Because of the new agreement, Anthem will not assign you to a primary care physician outside of UCLA Health. You will be able to continue receiving your care through your UCLA Health primary care physician.

We apologize for the concern and uncertainty caused by the extended negotiations.

The new preliminary agreement and recent negotiations are unrelated to the continuing in-network availability of UC Health facilities and providers for UC employees, UC students with UC SHIP coverage, UC medical residents and clinical fellows in the Anthem UC Medical Residents and Fellows PPO plan or UC retirees. Their health plans are governed by separate UC-Anthem Blue Cross agreements. The new agreement with Anthem Blue Cross does enable continued UC care access for members of the Anthem HMO sponsored by UC for our medical residents and clinical fellows.

If you have any questions, please contact UCLA Health at 310-301-8700. Our team is available weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm PST.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to UCLA Health representatives at 310-301-8700, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. You can also contact your UCLA Health physician’s office.