U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:26 PM
 
262 posts, read 660,653 times
Reputation: 39

Advertisements

Anthem comes up when I Google for Blue Cross in VA.

ehealthinsurance lists CareFirst when I entered a Fairfax county zipcode.

What is the difference between the two for someone living in NoVa (I dont live there yet)? If I were to apply for individual health insurance, is there a difference as to which one I would want to go with?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-14-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
7,981 posts, read 11,058,653 times
Reputation: 7397
I believe they are different. I know with my old job I belonged to CareFirst. Then with my husband's job we were with Anthem.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2011, 12:05 AM
 
143 posts, read 264,861 times
Reputation: 84
I thought it had something to do with location: one of the plans covers the area east of Rt. 123 and the other covers the area west of 123.
That's all I know (and it might not even be right!)
Hopefully someone can clarify this...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2011, 11:04 AM
Status: "nothing much happening here" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Fairfax County
1,534 posts, read 3,075,706 times
Reputation: 505
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gekkota View Post
I thought it had something to do with location: one of the plans covers the area east of Rt. 123 and the other covers the area west of 123.
That's all I know (and it might not even be right!)
Hopefully someone can clarify this...
You are correct!

CareFirst BlueChoice service area

The CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. service area includes:

Maryland
District of Columbia
the cities of Alexandria and Fairfax
the town of Vienna
Arlington County
the areas of Fairfax and Prince William Counties in Virginia lying east of Route 123
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
628 posts, read 1,606,780 times
Reputation: 227
Here's a map to help you visualize: https://member.carefirst.com/wps/por...andard/saGroup
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2011, 03:32 PM
 
262 posts, read 660,653 times
Reputation: 39
Thanks. I entered zipcode as 20152 in ehealthinsurance, and it shows Anthem. (When I did my first post, I think I entered a Fairfax city zipcode which is CareFirst per the posts/maps above).

Based on my area of interest for potential move, I should be looking into Anthem.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
9,489 posts, read 17,092,542 times
Reputation: 11351
Well - we're City of Alexandria and have Anthem.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top