Anthem Blue Cross VS Blue Shield of California
If you have had health insurance through an employer, you may be familiar with "Blue Cross Blue Shield". Then you come to purchase health insurance individually and you see two separate options for "Anthem Blue Cross" and "Blue Shield of California". This situation perplexes many. So don't feel alone. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are both owned by the "BlueCross BlueShield Association" and in other states operates as one entity. However, in California they offer two separate groups of health insurance plans and that is what this page gives a comparison of.

  • Plan Type: EPO (Exclusive Provider Organization)
  • Network Size: Small
  • Sonoma County Hospitals: Memorial, Petaluma Valley, Queen of the Valley, Healdsburg District, and St. Helena
  • Price: Higher than Average

  • Plan Type: PPO (Preferred Provider Organization)
  • Network Size: Large
  • Sonoma County Hospitals: Sutter, Memorial, Petaluma Valley, Queen of the Valley, Healdsburg District, St. Helena
  • Price: Average