This year in Wake and Durham counties, BCBSNC is still no longer associated with Duke and Wake Med hospitals. They are out of network and very expensive to use. The new network for BCBSNC is the UNC Physicians Health group in association with REX hospital. This is a limited network.
There is a new health insurance company in North Carolina this year , Ambetter. They are owned by Centene, the largest provider of ACA insurance plans in the country. Their network includes the Duke and Wake Med Hospitals and doctor groups. This is a larger network than BCBSNC in the Triangle. Ambetter is also expanding west of the Triangle into 12 new counties for 2020. Cigna will still be in the market in 5 counties with the UNC network only.
Health Plans Carolina are active agents for all three companies. Let us help you navigate this new and changing landscape for 2020. Not all relevant information is publicly listed on the Healthcare.gov website. Agents are free to use, the price is the same no matter how you buy. Let us make this decision a much more informed one and a much easier process to enroll. Agents Rock!