Common questions

What is BCBS Blue Card PPO?

What is BCBS Blue Card PPO?

With BlueCard PPO, you can access in-network Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield doctors and hospitals across the country so you can get the care you need when you need it. This is a seamless network that affords members the ability to use any network doctor or network hospital in any location.


The BCBS PPO is a preferred provider organization (PPO) that combines the advantages of a national network with the option to use physicians and facilities outside the network, but at a higher cost. When you join the BCBS PPO, you are not required to choose a primary care physician.

How much does BlueCard PPO cost?

For non-participating: $9,350 per individual / $18,700 per family The out-of-pocket limit is the most you could pay during a coverage period (usually one year) for your share of the cost of covered services. This limit helps you plan for health care expenses. What is not included in the out–of–pocket limit?

Where can I get care with a PPO plan?

You can get care from in-network or out-of-network providers. A PPO plan has a certain group of health care providers you can use when you need care. This is called your PPO network. Your PPO network may include care and services from certain:

Who are the providers of Blue Cross Medicare Advantage?

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage maintains and monitors a network of participating providers including physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ancillary providers and other health care providers through which members obtain covered services.

What does the provider finder do for Blue Cross?

Provider Finder also includes a cost estimator to help you find costs for general health visits as well as specific procedures, surgeries, diagnostics and imaging, vaccinations/ immunizations and other services.

Who are the Blue Cross Blue Shield associations?

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies. We are committed to ensuring you receive your healthcare coverage during the government shutdown.