Anthem BlueCross PPO 250

Anthem Blue Cross PPO: Plan Details


Anthem Blue Cross PPO 250

PPOs, or Preferred Provider Organizations, allow you to use out-of-network providers, but at a higher rate. The deductible period for this PPO plan is for the plan year, not calendar year.

  • Medical and mental health coverage is through Anthem Blue Cross.
  • Prescription coverage is through EmpiRx.
  • Vision coverage is through the Vision Service Plan (VSP).



How to Print a Temporary ID Card

Print a Temporary Anthem Blue Cross ID Card

  1. Visit Anthem's website at and login.
    • If this is the first time logging in, you will need to register first. Use your social security number as your member ID.
  2. Once you have logged in, go to Customer Support and select the "Print Temporary ID Card" option.

Anthem Blue Cross 24/7 Nurseline

Anthem Blue Cross 24/7 Nurseline

Phone: (800) 224 - 0336
TTY: (800) 368 - 4424

Anthem Blue Cross Nurseline Flyer(PDF, 415KB)

Provider Information

With our PPO plans, you have the option to go to a preferred or non-preferred doctor or hospital each time you access care. For a complete list of providers, including specialists and behavioral health providers, please visit the Anthem Blue Cross website at Your out-of-pocket medical expenses may count toward your deductible (please review the Evidence of Coverage for details).

  • Physicians, Specialists, and Behavioral Health Providers   
    • You do not need to select a primary care physician.
    • You do not need a referral to see a specialist.
    • You may self-refer to a behavioral health provider.
    • You may access services with any provider (including both preferred and non-preferred). 
      • Your copayments, coinsurance amounts, and calendar-year copayment maximum will be at the lowest amount for your plan when you access services with preferred providers.
    • If using a non-preferred provider, please click here(PDF, 319KB) to review how services are paid.  

LiveHealth Online

Anthem Blue Cross members also have access to  LiveHealth Online, a website and smartphone application that allows users to video conference doctor's visits without the hassle of going to the doctor's office. 

For more information visit LiveHealth Online's website: LiveHealth Online(PDF, 224KB) .

 LiveHealth Online Copay Cost For Anthem Plans
  Anthem Blue Cross Plan  LiveHealth Online Copay
  EPO  $0
  EPO 500  $0
  EPO 1000  $0
  PPO 250  $0
  HDPPO 3000  $49*
 *Applied towards deductible.


Anthem Blue Cross members have access to 98point6, a smartphone application that allows users to text and video conference doctor's visits without the hassle of going to the doctor's office. 98point6 provides 24/7 secure text-based care for you and your family members ages 1+ enrolled in an Anthem Blue Cross medical plan.

See the 98point6 flyer(PDF, 662KB) for more information.


Anthem Blue Cross PPO 250 Plan Information

Anthem Blue Cross PPO 250 Benefits & Coverage Information:

Anthem Blue Cross PPO 250 Deductibles & Copays:

  • The deductibles for this plan are $250 Individual / $500 Family (plan year) if accessing services with preferred providers.
  • Your office visit copay is $20 and is not subject to your deductible.
  • Deductibles and copays are waived if accessing preventive care services.


Health Plan Contact Information

Anthem Blue Cross Member Services
Phone: (800) 967 - 3015

Vision Service Plan (VSP) Member Services
Phone: (800) 877 - 7195

EmpiRx Prescriptions Member Services
Phone: (877) 262 - 7435



Human Resources - Employee Benefits Division

Phone:(559) 600 - 1810
Fax:(559) 455 - 4787

Address*:2220 Tulare St., Suite 1400, Fresno, CA 93721

*Please note that Employee Benefits is not responsible for any lost or stolen mail,
nor mail received after the deadline. All paperwork and supporting documentation
must be received by the Employee Benefits office prior to any deadlines.