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2017 vendor changes for UC’s Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) plans
U.C. Riverside

With Blue Shield of California’s rate guarantees expiring, a UC work group of benefit professionals, faculty and staff evaluated other vendors through a formal request for proposal process. After a thorough review, UC has selected Anthem to replace Blue Shield as the claims administrator and network provider for the following UC plans:

  • UC Care
  • Health Savings Plan (HSP)
  • Core
  • Blue Shield Medicare plans

Anthem will also administer behavioral health benefits for these plans, replacing Optum. Prescription drug benefits for PPO plans will be administered through Optum Rx.