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Short-Term Health Insurance Plans

Life is all about change. Maybe you’re no longer covered under your parents’ plan or perhaps you’re waiting for your employer’s group coverage to begin. No matter what your short-term situation, you can rest assured that you’ll be covered in the event of an illness or injury, thanks to Blue TransitionsSM.

Short-Term Health Insurance Coverage Overview

Blue Transitions is short-term health insurance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. It is designed to help protect your health care needs and financial security while you wait for permanent coverage to begin. Some common health care expenses covered with this short-term health insurance plan include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and hospital services
  • Diagnostic services
  • Emergency care
  • Office visits
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Extended care expense, including skilled nursing facility, home health care and hospice care

Blue Transitions is your short-term health insurance solution if you are:

  • Traveling or temporarily working or residing somewhere other than your permanent residence
  • Between jobs, or working a seasonal or part-time job
  • Waiting for your employer's health insurance coverage to take effect
  • Considering COBRA coverage or COBRA is expiring
  • A dependent reaching the maximum age limit under your parents’ plan and needing affordable coverage until you can obtain other coverage
  • A senior or retiree who is not yet eligible for Medicare
  • An uninsured child (parents do not need to be members of the plan)

Who is eligible for Blue Transitions?

  • Oklahoma residents at least 60 days of age and under 65 years of age
  • Anyone not currently pregnant or anticipating the birth or adoption of dependent children, unless required by court order
  • Unmarried, dependent children between at least 60 days and under 25 years of age

To learn more about benefits and eligibility, view the Product Guide .

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Plan Details

Blue Transitions Costs

Health insurance costs include monthly payments, individual deductibles, drug coverage deductibles, out-of-pocket expenses, copayments, and coinsurance. For the Blue Transitions short-term health insurance plan, here’s what you can expect:

  • Individual deductibles for individuals ranging from $500 to $5,000 for in-network benefits and $1,000 to $10,000 for out-of-network services
  • Family deductibles ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 for in-network benefits and $3,000 to $30,000 for out-of-network services
  • You pay 20 percent of covered services from in-network providers and 40 percent for out-of-network providers
  • Emergency room visits have a separate $100 deductible per visit, in addition to the benefit period deductible, which is waived if admitted to the hospital
  • Monthly premiums based on covered person(s) home ZIP code, deductible, gender and age
  • To view your specific costs, get a quick quote.

Included with Blue Transitions

Plan options provide you with the freedom to choose between various benefit periods up to six months, depending on how long you'll need coverage. If your wait becomes longer than expected, you may be able to re-apply for a second benefit period. You can also take advantage of one of our longer-term individual and family plans and transfer your unused premiums to that plan. Other plan highlights and special features include (but are not limited to):

  • The option to customize your health insurance coverage to your time frame and budget — choose a start date, deductible amount, payment options and benefit terms of one to six months
  • Blue Transitions pays 80 percent of the allowable amount for in-network covered expenses — you pay 20 percent after deductible is met
  • Emergency room visits in-network covered 80 percent — you pay 20 percent after deductible is met
  • Benefits that are greater when you use the services of doctors and hospital in the network
  • Please note: immunizations are not covered under the Blue Transitions plan

To learn more about what's included with this plan, view the Blue Transitions Enrollment Guide .

Plan Renewals

  • This is a single term, non-renewable, short term health insurance plan, and is not intended to be permanent.
  • If you need temporary coverage for an additional period of time, you may apply for a second Blue Transitions contract term.
  • If accepted, any pre-existing condition during the time of the first Blue Transitions contract will not be covered with the new contract.

Plan Limits

Every insurance plan has limitations. These limits are there to keep health care costs down for everyone. A pre-existing condition is just one example of a limitation. A pre-existing condition may limit or exclude your participation in a health insurance plan. This means your health care expenses related only to that specific condition will not be covered. Please review your policy documentation for limits and exclusions.

Prescription Drug Coverage

  • Prescription drugs and medicines (not used in a hospital) are covered up to a maximum benefit of $750 per participant per benefit period.
  • There is a separate $200 prescription program deductible that must be satisfied before benefits are available.
  • Once the deductible has been met, you will be responsible for 50 percent of allowable charge, the amount based on whether your prescription is filled at a participating pharmacy or through the Prescription Drug Mail Service.
  • You can optionally order your prescription drugs through the mail with our 90-Day Supply Program.