Health Plans

***2019 Medical Plan Rates***

Health Care Plans

The Shawnee Mission School District offers six health care options through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (BCBSKC) for eligible employees, spouses, and dependent children.  Eligible dependent children can be covered through the end of the calendar year of their 26th birthday.

The Blue Saver is a high deductible health plan in association with a Health Savings Account (HSA).  Blue Saver utilizes the Preferred Care Blue network. Covered members can go in or out of network anywhere in the United States of America.  Remember this is a qualified high deductible health plan with out-of-pocket expenses; however, routine preventive care services are covered 100 percent in-network.  Plan deductibles and coinsurance apply to this health plan. 

The Blue Care HMO requires the employee, spouse, and dependent children to select a primary care physician and utilize exclusive Blue Care network facilities, doctors, and hospitals in the Greater Kansas City area.  This health plan does not allow out-of-network coverage.  No deductibles or coinsurance apply to this health plan.  Instead, there is a set copay for each service that you receive. 

With the Preferred Care Blue PPO, employees, spouses, and dependent children can choose physicians who are BCBSKC participating providers or providers who do not participate with BCBSKC.  Covered members can go in or out of network anywhere in the United States.  Plan deductibles and coinsurance apply to this health plan. 

The Blue Select Plus network was new to Shawnee Mission in January 2017.  For the 2019 plan year, there will be three Blue Select Plus options available: the Blue Select Plus PPO, the Blue Select Plus HDHP, and the new Blue Select Plus EPO.  The PPO plan will cover services similarly to our Preferred Care Blue plan, the HDHP similar to the Blue Saver, and the EPO will mirror the Blue Care HMO.  What's the difference, then?  Both of these plans feature the more limited Blue Select Plus network.  This network change allows for significant savings.  These plans are best for those that live in the metropolitan Kansas City area.    

 
Detailed information on the health plans is available in the Shawnee Mission School District Benefits Office, by visiting the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City web address, or by contacting BCBSKC customer service at (816) 395-2270.