University Medical Plans


The 2017 Comparison Guide to health care plans.

Augusta University currently offers 3 health care plans:

Comprehensive Care Plan (formerly Open Access POS)

The Comprehensive Care Plan (formerly Open Access POS) is a comprehensive program which provides medical care/service coverage levels based on In-Network and Out-Of-Network services. Enrolled employees/retirees and covered family members have the option of seeing whatever provider they like, however electing to see providers who are in the Blue Open Access POS will result in a higher level of benefit coverage and lower out-of-pocket expenses.

Pharmacy Information:

  • CVS/caremark is the pharmacy benefit provider. Their goal is to offer you convenient and affordable prescription fill options, many of which you will be able to choose online through its prescription benefits site. To make sure you’re getting as much as you can out of your prescription benefit plan, you can begin by creating your secure personal online account at CVS/caremark.

Consumer Choice HSA Plan (formerly HSA Open Access POS)

The Consumer Choice HSA Plan (formerly HSA Open Access POS) is an inexpensive, comprehensive program that provides lower premiums and higher deductibles than the Comprehensive Care plan. The Consumer Choice HSA plan is designed specifically to be a federally qualified HDHP plan, compatible with Health Savings Accounts (HSA). As with other Preferred Provider Option (PPO) plans, medical care/service coverage levels are based on in-network and out-of-network services with in-network services providing lower out-of-pocket expenses. However, the annual deductible must be met before the plan benefits are paid.

Information

  • CVS/caremark is the pharmacy benefit provider. Their goal is to offer you convenient and affordable prescription fill options, many of which you will be able to choose online through its prescription benefits site. To make sure you’re getting as much as you can out of your prescription benefit plan, you can begin by creating your secure personal online account at  CVS/caremark.

BlueChoice HMO Plan

The BlueChoice Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plan is a comprehensive program that provides Primary and Referral health care services. Enrolled employees/retirees and covered family members will be required to select a primary care physician (PCP) from the HMO network. The selected PCP will coordinate the medical services for a member and will issue a referral to a network specialist for specialty care as needed. PCPs include general practitioners, family medicine practitioners, internal medicine practitioners, and pediatricians.

Pharmacy Information:

  • CVS/caremark is the pharmacy benefit provider. Their goal is to offer you convenient and affordable prescription fill options, many of which you will be able to choose online through its prescription benefits site. To make sure you’re getting as much as you can out of your prescription benefit plan, you can begin by creating your secure personal online account at  CVS/caremark.

To locate Georgia providers for the BCBSGa Consumer Choice HSA, Comprehensive Care, or BlueChoice HMO plans:

  • Go to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Click on Find a Doctor
  • Click on Georgia Providers for Individual Plans and Group Plans
  • Under Plan Type, select POS or HMO from the drop-down menu and then Blue Open Access POS or BlueChoice HealthCare