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Wake County residents have the choice of two healthcare options: Blue Advantage (Off Marketplace only) and Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance.

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Good option if you wish to get care from UNC Health, UNC Health Alliance and its affiliated doctors and hospitals. (E1)

Since the majority of doctors in this plan are in the same network, it’s easier for them to work together on your behalf.

Network

  • Hospitals and providers including more than 1,700+ primary care providers (E2)

  • UNC Medical Center, is nationally ranked in 3 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News (E3)

  • UNC Rex, rated by U.S. News as high performing in 15 adult procedures and conditions (E4)

  • All doctors outside the UNC Health Alliance provider network are considered out-of-network and not covered for Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance, including: Cone Health, Duke Health and WakeMed. Out-of-network benefit coverage is not available except for emergency services, urgent care and for medically necessary covered services when an in-network provider is not reasonably available per the access to care standards of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC).

  • Out-of-state providers are also out-of-network and not covered. When traveling outside of North Carolina or the United States, only emergency services and urgent care will be covered at the in-network benefit level. All other non-emergency services will be out-of-network and not covered.

Availability

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Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance is available on and off Marketplace to residents of these North Carolina counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Orange, Person, and Wake.

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Best for

Good option if you want a broad choice of in-network doctors, specialists and hospitals.

Network

Our largest statewide network. Full statewide network with the most provider choice. More than 95% of doctors and 98% of hospitals in North Carolina are in-network (A1)

Availability

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Blue Advantage is available on and off Marketplace to residents in all North Carolina counties EXCEPT the following, where it is available only off Marketplace: Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Orange, Person, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Union, Wake, and Yadkin.

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Wendell, North Carolina

in Wake County

Wendell, North Carolina, is a charming small town that residents cherish for its sense of community and serene lifestyle. As of the 2020 Census, the town was home to approximately 7,800 residents, which continues to grow as more people discover the allure of this warm and friendly town. Its appeal lies in its combination of small-town tranquility and easy access to larger urban areas like Raleigh, just a short drive away.

The town of Wendell offers a variety of enjoyable activities and attractions for residents and visitors alike. Wendell Park, a local favorite, boasts a well-maintained walking trail, picnic areas, and sports facilities, offering a lovely outdoor space for relaxation and recreation. Additionally, the Wendell Farmers Market is a lively event that takes place weekly, providing fresh local produce and a welcoming community atmosphere. The historic downtown area is another attraction, featuring unique shops, local eateries, and the Wendell General Store, where you can find many interesting items. For history enthusiasts, the Wendell Historical Society and Museum offer a window into the town's past with engaging exhibits and artifacts. Community events, such as the Harvest Festival and International Food and Music Festival, are annual highlights that bring the town together for fun and celebration.

Healthcare is an important consideration for residents, and Wendell provides access to several top-notch medical facilities. The nearby WakeMed Raleigh Campus is a full-service hospital that caters to various healthcare needs. The Duke Raleigh Hospital, renowned for its specialties, including cardiology and geriatrics, is within easy reach. Many senior living communities in and around Wendell also offer tailored healthcare services for their residents. Excellent healthcare, engaging local attractions, and a strong sense of community make Wendell a wonderful place to call home.

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Footnotes

A1. Blue Cross NC Provider Internal Data; percentages indicated represent Blue Cross NC's PPO Network as of July 22, 2022. Note: Not all plans are available in all areas.

B1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with Novant Health to bring you Blue Home with Novant Health. Blue Home with Novant Health is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. Novant Health is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. Novant Health does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.

B2. NovantHealth, www.novanthealth.org/home/about-us/company-information.aspx (Accessed August 2022).

C1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with Atrium Health to bring you Blue Local with Atrium Health. Blue Local with Atrium Health is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to Atrium Health’s limited network of providers. Atrium Health is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns/operates and does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.

C2. U.S. News & World Report, www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/levine-childrens-hospital-PA6360280 (Accessed September 2022).

C3. AtriumHealth, www.atriumhealth.org/about-us/newsroom/news/2020/07/atrium-health-earns-multiple-honors-by-us-news-world-report (Accessed September 2022).

C4. AtriumHealth, www.atriumhealth.org/about-us (Accessed September 2022).

D1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with Wake Forest Baptist Health to bring you Blue Local with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Blue Local with Wake Forest Baptist Health is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. Wake Forest Baptist Health is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. Wake Forest Baptist Health does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.

D2. WakeForestBaptistHealth, www.wakehealth.edu/-/media/WakeForest/Clinical/Files/About-Us/2019FactBook.pdf (Accessed September 2022).

E1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with UNC Health Care to bring you Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance. Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. UNC Health Care is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. UNC Health Care does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.

E2. UNC Health, www.unchealthcare.org/health-alliance/ (Accessed August 2022).

E3. U.S. News and World Report, www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/university-of-north-carolina-hospitals-6360260 (Accessed September 2022).

E4. U.S. News and World Report, www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/rex-healthcare-6361210 (Accessed September 2022).

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Wendell, North Carolina ZIP Codes include: 27591

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