The National HMO plan is administered by BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) and designed for people who are able to pay higher premiums out of their paycheck in exchange for lower out-of-pocket costs when they use health care services. You pay copays for your medical care within the same robust BCBS network used by all other BCBS options, but you don’t receive any out-of-network benefits that are offered with the Basic, HSA and PPO plans. This plan is designed for people who are able to pay higher premiums for out-of-network benefits.
The National HMO plan offers free preventive care and copays for all in-network covered services with no deductible. If you meet your out-of-pocket maximum, you pay nothing for in-network covered services.
The National HMO plan does not require a referral to see a specialist, but you must choose in-network providers for all of your medical care. You will pay the full cost of any out-of-network care you receive, with the exception of care relating to a life-threatening emergency.
If you reach the annual out-of-pocket maximum, you won’t pay anything for covered services for the rest of the year.
Note: Due to differences in network coverage in some areas of the U.S., you may be offered a local HMO option in addition to the National HMO plan when you log in to enroll. Please contact the Sysco Benefits Center if you have any questions.
*In-network and out-of-network deductibles are separate. Only in-network services apply toward your in-network deductible, and only out-of-network services apply to your out-of-network deductible.
**If you (as a plan participant) receive a brand name drug in place of a generic in either of the situations below, the plan will only cover the cost of the generic drug, requiring you to pay the cost difference between the generic drug and the brand name drug: