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Medical Insurance 90/70 PPO

A PPO is a Preferred Provider Organization which pays a higher benefit percentage for services from an in-network provider, and a somewhat lesser benefit percentage for services from an out-of-network provider. 

The 90/70 PPO plans both Medical Mutual (SuperMed Plus Network) and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Blue Access Network) have a $250 single deductible and a $500 family deductible every calendar year. 

  • In these plans, you do not need a referral for specialist services. 
  • In-network inpatient, outpatient, and diagnostic services are covered at 90 percent AFTER the deductible is met
  • Out-of-network coverage for these services is covered at 70 percent AFTER the deductible has been met.

Some services have a copay amount which does not count toward the deductible. For example, an office visit to an in-network Primary Care Physician simply requires a $15 copay. Several routine services such as annual well-woman exams and well-child immunizations also require only the $15 copay, if an in-network provider is used. In-network coverage for routine mammograms and routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing is at 100 percent.

When will my insurance begin to pay for my medical expenses?

With the 90/70 and 80/60 "traditional" medical plans, you must meet the deductible before your insurance begins to pay toward your medical expenses.

Example 90/70 plan:

  1. After you have paid the $250 single deductible/$500 family deductible, 
  2. Your insurance will begin to pay 90% toward your qualified medical expenses and you will continue to pay 10% (Co-Insurance) for your share of medical expenses.
  3. After you have paid the annual out-of-pocket maximum ($750 single maximum/$1,500 family maximum),
  4. Your insurance will begin to pay 100% of your qualified medical expenses.

NOTE:  You will continue to pay your Office Co-pays throughout the year.  Co-pays do not count toward meeting deductibles and/or annual out-of-pocket maximums.

This process is the same for the 80/60 medical plans.  The exception are the deductible, co-insurance and maximum out of pocket amounts. 

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