Blue Select Insurance Plans in North Carolina | Health Plans of NC


Two tiers of benefits. Preferred Care (Tier 1) offers the savings that make this plan a lower-cost option than Blue Advantage.

Choose Blue Select if you want savings along with access to our largest network of doctors, specialists and hospitals. This plan offers two tiers of in-network benefits. You may choose from either tier, but for the highest quality and the most savings, choose from Preferred Care (Tier 1).

Blue Select offers:

  • Two tiers of benefits. Preferred Care (Tier 1) offers the savings that make this plan a lower-cost option than Blue Advantage. How tiers work
  • Preferred Care (Tier 1) doctors and hospitals have received our top ratings for quality outcomes, cost-efficiency and accessibility.
  • Standard Care (Tier 2) doctors and hospitals meet our standards for quality outcomes, cost-efficiency and/or accessibility.
  • In-network providers located outside the state are Preferred Care (Tier 1) through the BlueCard® program.
  • Doctors and hospitals that are not Preferred Care (Tier 1) or Standard Care (Tier 2) will be covered as out-of-network.
  • The following network providers are designated as either Preferred Care (Tier 1) or Standard Care (Tier 2): hospital facilities, gastroenterology, cardiology, general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedic surgery, neurology and endocrinology. All other providers are designated as Preferred Care (Tier 1).


Blue Select is available in all North Carolina counties except: Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Cleveland, Durham, Franklin, Gaston, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Orange, Person, Rowan, Stanly, Union, and Wake

Our plans offer key benefits

The benefits that are important for getting and staying healthy are at the core of all of our plans. We offer a wide range of options to help you find what fits your needs. It’s what makes Blue Cross NC the right choice for you.

  • No waiting period for pre-existing conditions – All Blue Cross NC health benefit plans are available with no pre-existing condition(s) waiting periods.
  • Preventive care benefits – For all Blue Cross NC individual plans mentioned in this brochure, preventive services are covered at no charge when you go to an in-network doctor. These covered services include annual exams, screenings for diabetes, mammograms and more. See for a full list of preventive care services.
  • Essential health benefits – All Blue Cross NC plans mentioned in this brochure provide coverage for essential health benefits. These services include:
    • Preventive care
    • Professional services
    • Hospital services
    • Outpatient services
    • Urgent and emergency services
    • Maternity services
    • Mental health/chemical dependency services
    • Pediatric dental and pediatric vision care
  1. All information discussed in this brochure pertains to Blue Cross NC individual-market, medical health insurance plans that are eligible for sale in 2019 and meet Affordable Care Act guidelines. The information contained does not apply to plans that are transitional, group, dental-only or other plan types. All details regarding plan benefits and design contained herein are for informational purposes only. Please see the product benefit booklet for all terms and conditions that apply.

  2. Eligibility requirements apply. See benefit booklet for details.

  3. Preventive care services as defined by recent federal regulations are covered at no charge to you. For Blue Advantage, Blue Select and Blue Value and Blue Local: Coverage for certain preventive care services (such as routine physical exams, well-baby and well-child care and immunizations) is limited to in-network benefits only. However, state-mandated preventive services are available out-of-network, for which members will pay deductible and coinsurance, plus charges over the allowed amount. Visit for more details.

NOTICE: Deductibles, coinsurance, limitations and exclusions may apply to coverage. Further costs and details of coverage, limitations and exclusions, and terms under which the policy can be continued in force will be provided in your free information package.

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