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Administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and MedImpact

The Office of Group Benefits (OGB) offers multiple health plans, including the Magnolia Local and Local Plus Plans. The claims administrator is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, while the pharmacy benefit manager is MedImpact. The Magnolia Local and Local Plus Plans offer a lower deductible than the Pelican plans in exchange for a higher premium. The Local and Local Plus plans are ideal for members who prefer the predictability of co-payments with $25 primary care co-pays and $50 specialty care co-pays. The main difference in the Local and Local Plus is the network of providers. Out-of-network care for both plans is provided in emergencies only.

Magnolia Local

  • Local Coverage
  • No Out-of-Network coverage

This plan is ideal for members who live in the parishes within the available networks and don’t plan to utilize out-of-network care. However, out-of-network care is provided in emergencies. Your residence determines which Magnolia Local network you are in.

Community Blue - Community Blue is a select, local network designed for members who live in the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston and West Baton Rouge.

Blue Connect - Blue Connect is a select, local network designed for members who live in the parishes of Acadia, Bossier, Caddo, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafayette, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany and Vermilion.

Magnolia Local Plus 

  • Nationwide Coverage
  • No Out-of-Network coverage

Magnolia Local Plus Medical Coverage

The Magnolia Local Plus plan offers the same coverage as the Magnolia Local plan. This plan offers $25 primary care co-pays and $50 specialty care co-pays. The Local Plus plan is ideal for members who prefer the predictability of co-payments rather than using employer funding to offset out-of-pocket costs. This plan provides care in the Blue Cross nationwide network. Out-of-network care is provided in emergencies only.

Magnolia Local and Local Plus Medical Coverage

Magnolia Local

Medical Coverage Employee Only Employee + 1 (Spouse or Child) Employee + Children Family
Deductible (in-network) $400 $800 $1,200 $1,200
Deductible (out-of-network) No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage
Out-of-pocket max (in-network) $2,500 $5,000 $7,500 $7,500
Out-of-pocket max (out-of-network) No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage
Co-Payment (in-network) $25 / $50 $25 / $50 $25 / $50 $25 / $50
Co-Payment (out-of-network) No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage

 

Magnolia Local Plus

Medical Coverage Employee Only Employee + 1 (Spouse or Child) Employee + Children Family
Deductible (in-network) $400 $800 $1,200 $1,200
Deductible (out-of-network) No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage
Out-of-pocket max (in-network) $3,500 $6,000 $8,500 $8,500
Out-of-pocket max (out-of-network) No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage
Co-Payment (in-network) $25 / $50 $25 / $50 $25 / $50 $25 / $50
Co-Payment (out-of-network) No coverage No coverage No coverage No coverage

Magnolia Local and Local Plus Prescription Coverage

OGB uses the MedImpact formulary to help members select the most appropriate, lowest-cost options. Members will continue to pay a portion of the cost of their prescriptions in the form of a co-pay or coinsurance. The amount members pay toward their prescription depends on the tier of medication-generic, preferred brand, non-preferred brand, or specialty drug.

Tier Member Responsibility Once You Pay $1,500
Generic 50% up to $30 $0 co-pay
Preferred 50% up to $55 $20 co-pay
Non-Preferred 65% up to $80 $40 co-pay
Specialty 50% up to $80 $40 co-pay