BlueChoice® HealthPlan to Exit Federal Exchange for 2017

BlueChoice® HealthPlan to Exit Federal Exchange for 2017


BlueChoice HealthPlan will not offer any health plans for 2017 on the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM), also known as the “Exchange” and Health Insurance Marketplace ( This change only impacts BlueChoice® members who purchased a Blue OptionSM plan through the FFM. BlueChoice will continue to offer Blue Option products off-exchange.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice are working under the guidance of the South Carolina Department of Insurance and CMS to transition Blue Option exchange members to a comparable BlueCross BlueEssentialsSM plan for 2017. These BlueChoice members will receive a letter explaining that they will be auto-enrolled into a similar BlueEssentials plan and what they need to do to make sure they will have coverage for 2017.

Look here to read the full details and review frequently asked questions about this important announcement.

For more information, please get in touch with your Provider Education Contact Form. You can also contact Provider Relations and Education by emailing or by calling 803-264-4730.

BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.