Blue Cross & CAR

Published: April 30, 2007

<p class="MsoNormal">April 27, 2007<br /><br />Dear C.A.R. Member:<br /><br />It gives me great pleasure to announce that C.A.R. has teamed up with Blue Cross of California to provide guaranteed medical insurance to our members beginning June 1, 2007. As you know, Blue Shield terminated its medical coverage effective May 31, adversely impacting more than 8,000 members and their families. After many months of intense searching and negotiations with numerous health care providers, C.A.R. identified Blue Cross of California as the best fit to meet the diverse needs of our members. Throughout the months-long process, C.A.R. remained committed to doing everything possible to preserve medical insurance for our members, so I am especially pleased that we are able to offer an excellent medical plan from the nation’s largest health benefits company.<br /><br />Open enrollment for all C.A.R. members will run from May 1 – June 30, 2007. There will be no late enrollments after June 30, 2007. Members currently covered by Blue Shield who were impacted by the coverage termination should go to <a title="" href=""></a> beginning Monday, April 30, to investigate the Blue Cross coverage plans that are available and determine the plan that best suits their needs. Members currently covered by the Blue Shield plan are encouraged to select their Blue Cross plan by May 31 to avoid a lapse in coverage.<br /><br />For more information on guaranteed medical insurance available to members, visit RealCare Insurance Marketing, Inc.’s Web site at <a title="" href=""></a> on Monday, April 30, or call RealCare at (800) 939-8088 ext. 5 with your questions on or after Monday, April 30. RealCare is C.A.R.’s endorsed health broker.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br /><personname w:st="on">Colleen Badagliacco</personname><br />2007 C.A.R. President</p>

Last modified: April 30, 2007 at 8:41 am | Originally published: April 30, 2007 at 8:41 am
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