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BCBS Alpha Numeric Prefix from L2A to L9Z

BCBS Alpha Numeric Prefixes are three-character combinations of letters and numbers found at the beginning of the identification number on Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance cards. They help in identifying the health plans of patients along with their insurance companies.

This blog will cover the alpha numeric prefixes ranging from L2A to L9Z and list down their applicable state, insurance company name, and type of health plans. Continue reading and let Health Quest Billing find the right alpha numeric prefix for you.

BCBS Alpha Prefix from L2A to L9Z – Latest Insights

BCBS Prefix State Company Name Types Of Health Plan
L2A New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York EPO, PPO, HMO
L2B Pennsylvania Capital Blue-Cross of Pennsylvania Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
L2C Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, Traditional Indemnity, EPO
L2D Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), PPO
L2E Pennsylvania Independence Blue-Cross of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
L2F Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L2G Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, PPO, HMO
L2H Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicare Advantage, EPO
L2I California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, POS, PPO
L2J Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
L2K Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS, Medicare Advantage
L2L Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
L2M Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota EPO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), HMO
L2N Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity, POS
L2O Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia HMO, PPO, Medicaid
L2P New York (Northeastern) Blue-Shield of Northeastern New York High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO, Traditional Indemnity
L2Q Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, Medicare Advantage, PPO
L2R Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO
L2S Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska Traditional Indemnity, POS, HMO
L2T California Anthem Blue-Cross PPO, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
L2U Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO, POS
L2V Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
L2W Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L2X Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio EPO, POS, Traditional Indemnity
L2Y Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Connecticut PPO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), HMO
L2Z California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid
L3A Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO, PPO
L3B Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
L3C Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicaid, PPO, Medicare Advantage
L3D California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS
L3E Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, HMO, Medicaid
L3F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, PPO, EPO
L3G California Anthem Blue-Cross High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Traditional Indemnity, POS
L3H Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, Medicaid, PPO
L3I Unallocated/Not Assigned
L3J Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, POS, HMO
L3K Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L3L Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
L3M Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS, PPO
L3N California Anthem Blue-Cross HMO, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
L3O Unallocated/Not Assigned
L3P Western New York Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Western New York POS, PPO, HMO
L3Q Unallocated/Not Assigned
L3R Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicare Advantage, POS
L3S Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
L3T Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO
L3U California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, POS, PPO
L3V Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
L3W Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama EPO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicare Advantage
L3X Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
L3Y California Anthem Blue-Cross High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicaid, HMO
L3Z Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicare Advantage, EPO, POS
L4A New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York PPO, Traditional Indemnity, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L4B Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, HMO, Medicaid
L4C California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, POS, Traditional Indemnity
L4D Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), PPO, EPO
L4E Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wiconsin Medicaid, HMO, Medicare Advantage
L4F New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York POS, Traditional Indemnity, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L4G Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio EPO, PPO, HMO
L4H California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, POS
L4I Unallocated/Not Assigned
L4J Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, PPO, Medicare Advantage
L4K Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, POS, Traditional Indemnity
L4L Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO, PPO
L4M Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota Medicare Advantage, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
L4N Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska POS, Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L4O Unallocated/Not Assigned
L4P New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Traditional Indemnity, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), HMO
L4Q Unallocated/Not Assigned
L4R Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicare Advantage, PPO
L4S Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
L4T Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio POS, EPO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L4U Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
L4V Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicaid, HMO
L4W Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama EPO, POS, Medicare Advantage
L4X Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wiconsin Traditional Indemnity, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), PPO
L4Y Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, Medicaid, POS
L4Z Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
L5A Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), PPO, EPO
L5B Iowa Wellmark Medicaid, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
L5C Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicare Advantage, POS, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L5D Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania PPO, EPO, Medicaid
L5E Iowa Wellmark Traditional Indemnity, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), HMO
L5F Iowa Wellmark POS, Medicare Advantage, PPO
L5G Iowa Wellmark EPO, Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L5H Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, Traditional Indemnity, POS
L5I Iowa Wellmark Medicare Advantage, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO
L5J Iowa Wellmark PPO, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
L5K Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, HMO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L5L Western New York Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Western New York EPO, Medicare Advantage, PPO
L5M Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia Traditional Indemnity, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicaid
L5N Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska POS, HMO, EPO
L5O Unallocated/Not Assigned
L5P Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska Medicaid, PPO, POS
L5Q Unallocated/Not Assigned
L5R California Anthem Blue-Cross High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
L5S Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, POS, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L5T Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO
L5U New York (Western) Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Western New York Medicare Advantage, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), PPO
L5V Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, POS, Traditional Indemnity
L5W Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama EPO, PPO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L5X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid
L5Y Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Traditional Indemnity, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO
L5Z Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas POS, PPO, HMO
L6A Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia PPO, HMO, Medicaid
L6B Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana EPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage
L6C Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS, PPO
L6D Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, Traditional Indemnity, EPO
L6E Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS
L6F Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicare Advantage, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
L6G Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas EPO, Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L6H Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, POS, Medicare Advantage
L6I Unallocated/Not Assigned
L6J Pennsylvania Highmark Blue Cross Blie Sheild Medicaid, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
L6K Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS
L6L Pennsylvania Highmark Blue Cross Blie Sheild PPO, HMO, Medicaid
L6M California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage
L6N Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS, PPO
L6O Unallocated/Not Assigned
L6P New Jersey Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Traditional Indemnity, EPO, Medicare Advantage
L6Q Unallocated/Not Assigned
L6R Pennsylvania Highmark Blue Cross Blie Sheild Medicaid, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
L6S Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, PPO, EPO
L6T Pennsylvania Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicaid, POS
L6U Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota Traditional Indemnity, HMO, PPO
L6V Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, Medicare Advantage, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L6W Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Connecticut POS, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
L6X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L6Y Pennsylvania Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
L6Z Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7A Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicaid, EPO
L7B Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, HMO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L7D Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7E Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama Traditional Indemnity, PPO, HMO
L7F Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS, Traditional Indemnity
L7G Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7H Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicare Advantage, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS
L7I Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7J Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7K Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7L Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7M Maine Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Maine Medicare Advantage, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicaid
L7N Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7O Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7P Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7Q Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO, POS
L7R Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7S Rhode Island Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Rhode Island Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L7T Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7U California Anthem Blue-Cross High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), PPO, Medicaid
L7V Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7W Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama Traditional Indemnity, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS
L7X Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7Y Unallocated/Not Assigned
L7Z Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8A Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO
L8B Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Connecticut Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, POS
L8C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, HMO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L8D Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Connecticut EPO, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
L8E Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8F Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8G Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8H Vermont Blue-Cross of Vermont High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS, PPO
L8I Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8J Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8K Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8L New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Traditional Indemnity, HMO, EPO
L8M Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicare Advantage, POS
L8N Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8O Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8P Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8Q Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8R Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8S Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), POS
L8T Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8U Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8V Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8W Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama EPO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicaid
L8X Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8Y Unallocated/Not Assigned
L8Z Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9A Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, PPO
L9B Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), EPO, POS
L9C Vermont Blue-Cross of Vermont Medicaid, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
L9D Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9E New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York POS, EPO, Medicaid
L9F Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Traditional Indemnity, PPO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L9G Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield EPO, Medicare Advantage, HMO
L9H Delaware Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Delaware High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicaid, POS
L9I Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9J Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9K Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9L Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9M Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, POS
L9N Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
L9O Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9P Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wiconsin Medicare Advantage, POS, Traditional Indemnity
L9Q Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9R Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
L9S Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, Medicare Advantage, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
L9T Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wiconsin PPO, EPO, Medicaid
L9U Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9V New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicare Advantage, POS, PPO
L9W Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama EPO, High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Medicaid
L9X California Anthem Blue-Cross HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage
L9Y Unallocated/Not Assigned
L9Z Unallocated/Not Assigned

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, BCBS prefixes are not the same across all states. Each state or region may have its own unique set of BCBS prefixes.

No, the BCBS prefix is not the same as the policy number. The prefix is a three-character code at the beginning of the member's ID number. The policy number follows the prefix and provides unique identification for the individual member's insurance plan​.

The BCBS prefix is used in claims processing to ensure that claims are routed to the correct BCBS plan for processing.

The letters in a BCBS prefix indicate specific information about the member's plan. The first two characters usually identify the BCBS plan, while the third character can signify the type of health plan (e.g., PPO, HMO).

The BCBS prefix significantly affects billing by ensuring that claims are submitted to the correct BCBS plan. Using the correct prefix helps healthcare providers to verify coverage and avoid claim denials.