April 3, 2013
Premier Renews its Contract with Anthem.
The University has been informed that Premier Healthcare has decided to renew its participation in Anthem's preferred provider networks effective April 4, 2013.
Last year, Premier Healthcare made a business decision to cease participation in Anthem’s PPO provider network effective November 1, 2012. Unless Premier rejoins Anthem’s PPO network, members of the IU PPO $400 Deductible, IU PPO $900 Deductible, and IU HDHP PPO & HSA plans will continue to receive out-of-network benefits in 2013 for Premier physicians and for laboratory and diagnostic services billed by Premier.
The following information is provided to assist employees in understanding out-of-network benefits and in finding alternative services in-network.
The Blue Retiree plan, a medicare supplement, is based on the Medicare provider network and is not affected by Premier's termination from Anthem's PPO network.