Blue Essentials AccessSM and Blue Premier AccessSM Plan Reminder

February 25, 2021

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas providers who sign a Blue EssentialsSM or Blue PremierSM agreement are also in-network for Blue Essentials Access or Blue Premier Access.

The following are components of these plans.

Blue Essentials and Blue Premier plan(s):

  • Select a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and obtain referrals for specialty services.
  • When referrals are required, they must be initiated by the member's designated PCP and must be made to a participating physician or professional provider in the same provider network.

Blue Essentials Access and Blue Premier Access plan(s):

  • Considered "open access" HMO plans
  • No Primary Care Provider (PCP) selection or referrals are required when the member uses participating providers in the same network.

If you have any questions, please contact your Network Management Representative.