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Learn about the Trio and Access+ HMO health plans
Navigating your healthcare options can sometimes be overwhelming so we are here to help simplify the choice. This presentation summarizes the key points you should know about our Trio HMO and Access+ HMO plans. Whether you are looking for affordable high quality care or a broad network with flexibility, Blue Shield has you covered. Watch this to learn more about your options with Blue Shield as a CalPERS member.
Open Enrollment is Sept. 21 - Oct. 16
Virtual options
With the current Coronavirus situation, CalPERS has decided that there will be no in-person open enrollment fairs this year. Blue Shield is committed to helping you navigate your health care decisions. This website has all the information and resources you need to learn about your CalPERS health plan options.
Trio HMO plan
The Blue Shield Trio HMO® plan, with one of the lowest rates for CalPERS members, is now available in select areas of three new counties – San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Santa Barbara.

Trio gives you a smarter, more modern way to access health care. From better coordination among a quality network of doctors and hospitals to anytime, anywhere virtual care, it’s a health plan that keeps up with your lifestyle. To enroll in Trio HMO, you must live or work in the Trio ZIP code service area.

Designed to give you affordable access to a quality local network of doctors and hospitals, in 2021 the Trio plan will be available in nine counties.*
  • Los Angeles
  • Sacramento
  • El Dorado
  • Placer
  • Nevada
  • Yolo
  • Ventura
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara (Pending California Department of Managed Health Care approval)
*Partial coverage

We work with local doctors and medical groups to give you access to a quality network. Get to know some of these providers.
Want to see if your doctor is in our Trio provider network?
Santa Barbara members -- you can search for a Trio primary care physician here.
Access+ HMO Plan
When it comes to your health, choice matters. Access+ HMO® gives you the freedom to choose the health care that's right for you and your family. It's the lowest-cost broad network HMO plan available to CalPERS members, plus it provides you the option to self-refer to specialists1 within your medical group.

Our plan offers you one of the largest provider networks in California with access to more than 10,000 primary care physicians, more than 270 hospitals, and more than 34,000 specialists.

Want to see if your doctor or medical group is in our network?

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1 The Access+ Specialist option allows members direct access to participating specialists in the same medical group or Independent Physician Association (IPA) as their primary care physician. Not all medical groups or IPAs participate in this program.