Federal employees and retirees in Knox County received notice a day after open enrollment ended that their local hospital would no longer be in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Service Benefit Plan.
In a statement sent to the Times-Record News, BCBS of Texas said the following plans would not longer have Knox County Hospital District in network for the following plans.
The company directed patients to hospitals 20 and 40 miles away to remain in-network. The statement sent to the Times-Record continues, “Members being treated for a pregnancy, disability, acute condition or life-threatening illness may have continuity of care benefits. This means they may still be able to see their current doctor at Knox County Hospital for a limited time after the hospital goes out of network.”