All of the health plans Oscar offers through Covered California will be mirrored off-exchange. The off-exchange mirrored plans are called the Classic series and include the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Minimum Coverage standard health plan design.
For 2017, Anthem Blue Cross will offer a new Silver Pathway HMO 2650 plan for Individual business. This plan meets Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules and will be sold off the exchange only. We also will expand our Pathway HMO network in Los Angeles County for members who buy plans on or off the exchange.
Oscar is expanding their health plan availability into San Francisco County for 2017. They will continue to serve part of Los Angeles and all of Orange counties. They have notified members enrolled in some of their 2016 off-exchange plans that they will no longer be offered. The Simple Silver, Simple Gold, Simple Platinum, and Simple+ Platinum will not be offered in 2017. Individuals and families in these health plans must select a new health plan no later than December 31, with Oscar to maintain coverage.
California Department of Insurance detectives, assisted by multiple law enforcement agencies, arrested Chris Bathum and Kirsten Wallace on multiple felony counts of grand theft, and identity theft for allegedly conspiring to defraud patients and insurers out of more than $176 million through an elaborate conspiracy. Simultaneously, search warrants were also executed at 15 locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.