New Home, New Health Plan: Family Health Insurance Options When Moving

By October 4, 2017March 12th, 2018Health Insurance Member Resources
family health insurance options

Making a move? You may be able to change more than your address.

If you’re in the market for a house, you’re probably knee-deep in listings and phone calls from realtors. Between showing your house, bidding on another, settlement, packing and unpacking… moving can be stressful. But there’s a reward waiting at the end of the process, besides your lovely new home: new health insurance options.

Welcome to the neighborhood…and your new health plan

When you make a permanent move within the Philadelphia region,* you may have the opportunity to sign up for an affordable, new health insurance plan for yourself or your family. Independence Blue Cross offers an expansive network of more than 46,000 doctors and 160 hospitals to choose from, with plans for every need and budget.

You might even qualify for financial assistance: In 2017, 86 percent of Independence Blue Cross members who purchased a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace qualified for financial assistance to help pay for their monthly premium. Of those members, 1 out of 5 was able to purchase a plan with a zero monthly premium!

Shop and Compare Individual and Family Health Insurance Plans Now

Take advantage of this chance to enroll your family in one of our family health care plans.

If you missed the 2017 Open Enrollment Period, you may eligible to enroll if you have a Special Life Event (i.e. adding family members, changing jobs, getting married, moving). Your new move could qualify you now! This special enrollment period only lasts for 60 days from the date of your move.

Start shopping and comparing our wide selection of individual and family health plans today. Prefer phone? Call us at 1-888-475-6206, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.
Source: Based on internal data from the 2017 consumer enrollment period.


Paula Sunshine

About Paula Sunshine

As SVP and Chief Marketing Executive at Independence Blue Cross, Paula Sunshine is accountable for the Individual Under-65 market segment. In this capacity, she is directly responsible for developing and executing all direct-to-consumer marketing and sales capabilities. In addition, Ms. Sunshine is accountable for insuring the delivery of market-competitive products and pricing as well as operational readiness for the Consumer market.