Out-of-State is a network-based preferred provider network administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. HealthSelect Out-of-State is only available to employees who live or work outside the state of Texas. HealthSelectSM of Texas
is available to employees who live or work in Texas.
HealthSelect Out-of-State includes a comprehensive prescription drug plan called the HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program,
which is administered by OptumRx. You will receive two ID cards: one for medical and one for prescription drug benefits.
Enrollment in this plan also includes $5,000 of Basic Term Life Insurance
Benefits and wellness programs
- You do not need to select a PCP.
- You do not need a referral to see a specialist.
- HealthSelect Out-of-State benefits are now the same as HealthSelect of Texas.
- There is no annual medical deductible if you stay in the network.
- You can elect to use non-network providers, but you will have higher out-of-pocket costs.
- Preventive services provided by a network doctor – like annual check-ups and vaccinations – are covered at 100 percent.
- You are responsible for copayments and/or coinsurance for some doctor and hospital visits and other medical services, such as outpatient surgery and high-tech radiology.
- HealthSelect has a suite of wellness programs available to all participants.
- See the 2018 Master Benefits Plan Document for information about your Plan Year 2018 health plan benefits.
Eligibility and Enrollment
- The plan is available to GBP eligible employees and dependents who live or work outside of Texas. Evidence of Insurability is never required to enroll in this plan.
- You can enroll in this plan during your first 60 days of employment and coverage will begin the first of the month following your 60th day of employment.
- You can also enroll when you have a qualifying life event (QLE) such as a birth or marriage and coverage will begin on the date of birth or the first of the month following the event.
- You can enroll during Summer Enrollment and coverage will begin on September 1 of that year.