New health plans built around Empire BlueCross BlueShield (“Empire”) Blue High-Performance Network will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.


Blue HPN® plans offer access to providers with a record of delivering high-quality, efficient care. Blue HPN networks will go live January 1, 2021 in more than 50 cities across the country.


Blue HPN is a national network designed from our local market expertise, deep data and strong provider relationships, and aligned with local networks across the country. These local networks are then connected to the national chassis to form a national Blue HPN.


In New York, Empire is offering large and small group employers plans with access to the Blue HPN, with the existing Connection network as the New York HPN entry.


Beginning January 1, you may see patients accessing the Blue HPN/Connection network through new products. These will be EPO plans or HSA plans with an EPO network. Under these plans, out of network benefits are limited to emergency or urgent care. 


If you are not sure whether your practice is part of the Blue HPN/Connection Network, ask your office manager or business office, or contact your Empire Provider Relations Representative. Blue HPN participation will be displayed in provider profiles in our online provider directory January 1, 2021.




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December 2020 Empire Provider News