UT CARE™ Medicare PPO (UT CARETM) Effective Jan. 1, 2023


What’s new?

  • We are excited to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) was awarded the contract for approximately 30,000 retirees from The University of Texas System (UTS) effective Jan. 1, 2023.  Their benefit plan UT CARETM allows UTS retirees open access nationwide. 

What’s Open Access?

  • Plan members may see any provider in the U.S. who accepts Medicare assignment and will submit the claims to BCBSTX, regardless of the provider’s contract or network status with BCBSTX.
  • The provider doesn’t need to participate in BCBSTX Medicare Advantage networks or in any other BCBSTX networks.
  • Prior authorization may be required for certain services from Medicare Advantage PPO contracted providers with BCBSTX.

What’s Next?

Watch for future articles in News and Updates, our Blue ReviewSM  newsletter and by email for additional details related to UT CARETM benefits, prior authorization requirements and ID cards. We look forward to you providing health care services to UT CARETM members.

Don’t Miss Out

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UT CARETM Medicare PPO is an open access Medicare Advantage PPO plan. On occasion, members may receive automated communications that reference plan name ‘Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage Open Access (PPO)℠.’ This plan name also refers to UT CARETM Medicare PPO.