2018 Family Health Guide – Direct – Not Covered CA
For 2018, Anthem will replace its preferred provider plan or PPO with a significantly different type of plan called an exclusive provider plan or EPO.
Covered California will move affected customers into the Anthem EPO if they don’t change their insurance for 2018. Anthem will make the change for its customers who buy the coverage off the exchange.
Wright said the provider network for the EPO is about the same as the PPO, but customers need to understand the terms of the EPO. It does not cover medical bills for patients who use services outside the provider network. Modesto Bee 11.9.2017