UPDATE – October 2015 – We have learned that Humana has made the decision to NOT offer plans on the North Carolina marketplace for 2016.
Beginning in November, many NC residents will be able to enroll in a Humana 2016 North Carolina health plan available through the health insurance marketplace! As we reported earlier, Humana 2016 North Carolina health plans will be available in the Charlotte and Winston Salem metro areas. However, we also recently learned that Humana plans will be available in certain areas of Eastern North Carolina as well!
Today we will take a moment to break down what we know so far regarding Humana 2016 North Carolina health plans!
Humana 2016 North Carolina health plans: Charlotte / Winston Salem
Based on preliminary filing information with the NCDOI, it appears Humana 2016 North Carolina health plans will be available in the Charlotte & Winston Salem metro areas, inclusive of the following counties: Forsyth, Davidson, Rowan, Mecklenburg. These Humana plans will use the PPOx network platform, which is attached to the Novant Health System hospital network, according to our sources. It is our understanding that the PPOx network platform currently DOES NOT INCLUDE Carolinas Health Care system.
According to Humana, the PPOx network currently has over 2700 providers in the Charlotte/Winston Salem metro areas and also currently provides access CVS minute clinics and to a nationwide prescription network! Of course, always verify network status of any provider prior to scheduling an appointment! As we learned last year with United Healthcare and Carolinas Health Care, NETWORKS DO CHANGE!
Click HERE to search the Humana PPOx network!
Humana 2016 North Carolina health plans: Eastern North Carolina
UPDATE 9/22/2015: We have been told this morning by a regional Humana source, that the ChoiceCare network will NOT be offered in conjunction with ON MARKETPLACE Humana plans for 2016 in other states. This conflicts with previous information from Humana indicating that the ChoiceCare network will be used for Eastern North Carolina 2016 Marketplace plans. We will update as more information becomes available.
Based on preliminary filing information with the NCDOI, it appears Humana 2016 North Carolina health plans will also be available in select Eastern North Carolina counties, including: Camden, Carteret, Craven, Carrituck, Dare, Lenoir county, Pasquatank, and Perquimans county.
Stay tuned for additional plan information as it becomes available! www.NChealthconnector.org is your #1 source for Humana 2016 North Carolina health plan information!