Blue Connect is a select network plan for people who want patient-centered care and local provider access with a lower monthly price. There are health savings account (HSA)-eligible***, qualified high-deductible plans available.
All group sizes domiciled in the Orleans, Lafayette and Shreveport area parishes can purchase Blue Connect. For the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge parishes, only fully insured large groups (MLR 51+) and self-funded groups domiciled in one of these parishes have the ability to purchase Blue Connect.
**Our series of point-of-service (POS) plans and HMO plans are offered by HMO Louisiana, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
***HealthEquity, Inc. is an independent company that administers Health Savings Accounts to Blue Cross members enrolled in our high-deductible health plans. Members who qualify may open a HSA with any HSA administrator and should seek guidance from a tax professional or financial advisor. Health Savings Accounts (HSA) have tax and legal ramifications. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana does not provide legal or tax advice, and nothing herein should be construed as legal or tax advice. These materials, and any tax-related statements in them, are not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used or relied on, for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties. Tax-related statements, if any, may have been written in connection with the promotion or marketing of the transaction(s) or matter(s) addressed by these materials. You should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor regarding the tax consequences of specific health insurance plans or products.