For 2018, we’ve been able to lower our rates for Access+ HMO®, while still offering CalPERS members one of the largest networks of providers in California. Members have access to more than 11,000 primary care physicians, more than 300 hospitals, and more than 21,500 specialists.
Blue Shield Access+ HMO plan benefits
Discover the benefits of Access+ HMO® for CalPERS, now with lower rates and one of the largest provider networks in California
Our commitment to bring health care into the digital age
Blue Shield recently announced that we will require our network providers to participate in Manifest MedEx, the largest nonprofit health information network. Manifest MedEx currently facilitates the secure exchange of 11 million patient claims records and 5 million patient clinical records for more than 200 participating partners.

Created through collaboration among California's leading providers and health plans, Manifest MedEx makes it easier for doctors, hospitals, and other care providers to securely review, analyze, and share medical information across the healthcare system.

Blue Shield is encouraging participation among healthcare providers, health plans, and payers to help create a real-time, digital health record on an open platform to improve quality of care that's more sustainably affordable.

Please read the full press release and visit to learn more.
As new enrollees, CalPERS Blue Shield members will receive everything they need to help them understand and access care with Blue Shield:

Plan members
Once CalPERS employees become a Blue Shield member, they can visit the dedicated Blue Shield CalPERS website for all the information they need. Here is where members (and HBOs) can find:
Visit the Blue Shield CalPERS site and get familiar with all the features and information! And be sure to print this HBO Flyer and keep it nearby as a handy desk reference.
Contact us
As your Blue Shield partner, we want to support you with the information you need about our plans. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us one of these ways:
  • Call Angela Annis at (916) 329-4456
  • Email the CalPERS account team at
  • Call the HBO Priority Line at (800) 837-4251