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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Introduces New Individual Products
Date:6/24/2008

Individual PPO Products Offer Cost-Effective Choices for Georgia's

Uninsured Population

ATLANTA, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) introduced two suites of PPO products called SmartSense and Premier that will provide Georgians with more affordable options for individual insurance.

The SmartSense plan is designed for consumers who are price conscious and want solid protection to cover the essentials. "Georgians who are seeking a health plan that offers affordability and provides coverage for routine services that can help them improve or maintain their health, now have another option, with premiums for SmartSense ranging from as little as $36.82 to $175.64 per month for a healthy 25-year-old male," said Monye Connolly, president of BCBSGa. The SmartSense plans provide coverage for up to three physician office visits a year before a member has to meet a deductible, some preventive benefits and a choice of prescription drug coverage options.

The Premier plan is designed for customers who want the security of a comprehensive benefit design with lower out of pocket costs. This plan is also a good choice for families with children, or those planning to have children. The Premier plan provides unlimited coverage for office visits before having to meet a deductible, provides preventive benefits, comprehensive prescription coverage and offers the ability to add maternity coverage.

SmartSense and Premier provide protection against expensive and unexpected medical bills. "These plans were designed for those consumers who recognize the importance of health coverage, but need flexibility when it comes to cost," said Connolly. "The plans offer a variety of deductibles that will help consumers find a premium they can afford."

"I would like to thank Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia for providing these new and innovative products," said Georgia Insurance and Safe
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