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BCBS Alpha Numeric Prefix from P2A to P9Z

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 P2A to P9Z 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 Numeric Prefix from P2A to P9Z – Latest Insights

BCBS Prefix State Company Name Types Of Health Plan
P2A Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, PPO, EPO
P2B Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, Medicaid, HDHP
P2C Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, POS
P2D Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri EPO, HMO, PPO
P2E Pennsylvania Independence Blue-Cross of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Medicaid, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
P2F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, Medicare Advantage, EPO
P2G Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri HMO, PPO, HDHP
P2H Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
P2I California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, HMO, Medicare Advantage
P2J Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky PPO, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
P2K Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, POS, HMO
P2L Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky Medicare Advantage, EPO, PPO
P2M Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
P2N Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky POS, HMO, EPO
P2O Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky PPO, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
P2P Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, Medicaid, POS
P2Q Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky HMO, EPO, PPO
P2R Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
P2S Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky Medicaid, POS, HMO
P2T Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, PPO, Medicare Advantage
P2U Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
P2V Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky POS, HMO, EPO
P2W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
P2X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
P2Y Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky EPO, HMO, PPO
P2Z Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky Medicare Advantage, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
P3A Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, Medicaid, HMO
P3B Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania EPO, PPO, Medicare Advantage
P3C Pennsylvania Capital Blue-Cross of Pennsylvania HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
P3D Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky HMO, POS, EPO
P3E Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania PPO, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
P3F Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicaid, HDHP, POS
P3G Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky EPO, HMO, PPO
P3H Pennsylvania Independence Blue-Cross of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
P3I Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky POS, Medicaid, HMO
P3J Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky EPO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P3K Kentucky Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky HDHP, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid
P3L Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska HMO, POS, EPO
P3M Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P3N Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, POS
P3O Pennsylvania Capital Blue-Cross of Pennsylvania EPO, HMO, PPO
P3P Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
P3Q Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, Medicare Advantage, EPO
P3R Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio HMO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P3S Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado HDHP, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
P3T Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska EPO, POS, HMO
P3U Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P3V California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, EPO, Medicare Advantage
P3W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, HMO, PPO
P3X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, EPO
P3Y Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, POS
P3Z Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska HMO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P4A Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota HDHP, EPO, Medicaid
P4B Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, Medicare Advantage, HMO
P4C Florida Florida-Blue PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P4D Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicaid, EPO, POS
P4E Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, HMO, PPO
P4F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
P4G Pennsylvania Capital Blue-Cross of Pennsylvania POS, EPO, Medicare Advantage
P4H Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia HMO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P4I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P4J Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota POS, Medicare Advantage, HMO
P4K Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P4L California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, EPO, POS
P4M Pennsylvania Capital Blue-Cross of Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, HMO, PPO
P4N New Hampshire Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New Hampshire Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
P4O Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, EPO, Medicare Advantage
P4P Michigan Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Michigan HMO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P4Q Michigan Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Michigan HDHP, Medicaid, EPO
P4R Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri POS, Medicare Advantage, HMO
P4S Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P4T Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska Medicaid, EPO, POS
P4U Pennsylvania Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage, HMO, PPO
P4V Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Connecticut Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
P4W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, EPO, Medicare Advantage
P4X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P4Y New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HDHP, Medicaid, EPO
P4Z New Hampshire Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New Hampshire POS, Medicare Advantage, HMO
P5A Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P5B California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, EPO, POS
P5C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, HMO, PPO
P5D Pennsylvania Capital Blue-Cross of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
P5E Pennsylvania Independence Blue-Cross of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania POS, EPO, Medicare Advantage
P5F Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P5G Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HDHP, Medicaid, EPO
P5H California Anthem Blue-Cross POS, Medicare Advantage, HMO
P5I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P5J Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota Medicaid, EPO, POS
P5K Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicare Advantage, HMO, PPO
P5L Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
P5M Pennsylvania Independence Blue-Cross of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania POS, EPO, Medicare Advantage
P5N Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P5O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P5P Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, Medicare Advantage, HMO
P5Q Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P5R Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri Medicaid, EPO, POS
P5S California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, HMO, PPO
P5T Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
P5U Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, EPO, Medicare Advantage
P5V Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P5W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, Medicaid, EPO
P5X Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, Medicare Advantage, HMO
P5Y California Anthem Blue-Cross PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P5Z Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia Medicaid, EPO, POS
P6A Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, POS, Medicare Advantage
P6B Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska PPO, HDHP, Medicaid
P6C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
P6D Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, PPO, HDHP
P6E Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, EPO
P6F Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, POS, PPO
P6G Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
P6H Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas EPO, HMO, Medicare Advantage
P6I Michigan Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Michigan POS, PPO, HDHP
P6J Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity, EPO
P6K Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicare Advantage, HMO, POS
P6L Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota PPO, HDHP, Medicaid
P6M Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO
P6N Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, Medicare Advantage, PPO
P6O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P6P Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, HMO, POS
P6Q Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicare Advantage, PPO, HDHP
P6R Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, EPO
P6S Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas HMO, POS, Medicare Advantage
P6T Pennsylvania Capital Blue-Cross of Pennsylvania PPO, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
P6U Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, EPO, HMO
P6V Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, Medicare Advantage, PPO
P6W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
P6X Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield EPO, HMO, POS
P6Y Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicare Advantage, PPO, HDHP
P6Z Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, EPO
P7A Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, POS, HDHP
P7B Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield PPO, Medicaid, EPO
P7C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
P7D Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, HDHP, PPO
P7E Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Medicaid, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
P7F Michigan Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Michigan HMO, Medicare Advantage, POS
P7G Michigan Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Michigan HDHP, PPO, Medicaid
P7H Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO
P7I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P7J Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania PPO, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
P7K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P7L Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, HDHP, PPO
P7M Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, EPO
P7N Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, POS, HDHP
P7O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P7P Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, EPO, HMO
P7Q Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin HDHP, POS, PPO
P7R Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
P7S Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield EPO, HMO, HDHP
P7T Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P7U California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, EPO
P7V Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, HDHP, POS
P7W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage
P7X Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicaid, EPO, HMO
P7Y California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, POS, PPO
P7Z Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid
P8A Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado EPO, HMO, HDHP
P8B Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P8C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, EPO
P8D Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P8E Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage
P8F California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, EPO, HMO
P8G California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, POS, PPO
P8H Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid
P8I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P8J Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P8K Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, EPO
P8L Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska HMO, HDHP, POS
P8M Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska PPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage
P8N Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska Medicaid, EPO, HMO
P8O Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, POS, PPO
P8P Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid
P8Q Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield EPO, HMO, HDHP
P8R Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P8S Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, EPO
P8T Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, HDHP, POS
P8U Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania PPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage
P8V Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska Medicaid, EPO, HMO
P8W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, POS, PPO
P8X Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid
P8Y New York Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York EPO, HMO, HDHP
P8Z Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P9A Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
P9B California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, HMO, POS
P9C Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
P9D New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HDHP, Medicare Advantage, EPO
P9E Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin HMO, POS, PPO
P9F California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, HDHP
P9G Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana EPO, Medicare Advantage, HMO
P9H Arizona Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Arizona POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P9I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P9J Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, EPO, POS
P9K Kentucky Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Kentucky PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P9L Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, EPO
P9M Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska HMO, POS, PPO
P9N Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
P9O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
P9P Minnesota Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Minnesota POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P9Q Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia HDHP, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
P9R Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri HMO, EPO, POS
P9S California Anthem Blue-Cross PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
P9T New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, EPO
P9U Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, POS, PPO
P9V Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
P9W Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, Medicare Advantage, HMO
P9X Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
P9Y Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
P9Z California Anthem Blue-Cross HMO, EPO, POS

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

New BCBS prefixes are issued based on member enrollment and plan changes, rather than on a set schedule. They are assigned when new members join or existing members switch plans, making the issuance frequency variable and driven by member activity.

Do retired individuals have different BCBS prefixes? No, retired individuals do not have different BCBS prefixes compared to non-retired members. BCBS prefixes are determined by the specific plan a member belongs to, not their retirement status. Therefore, both retired and non-retired persons on the same plan will share the same prefix on their BCBS ID cards.

BCBS prefixes primarily identify local entities and do not directly indicate international coverage. To determine international coverage, check for logos like Blue Cross Blue Shield Global on your member ID card or visit BCBS Global's website for specific information through GeoBlue.

No, BCBS prefixes cannot be used to verify patient identity. They identify the specific plan a member belongs to, not the individual. For accurate verification, use the full member ID number along with other factors like date of birth.

BCBS prefixes primarily identify the specific plan and may suggest the plan type (e.g., HMO vs. PPO), but they do not reliably indicate in-network status. Verification through network logos, contacting BCBS with the member ID, or using their provider directory tool is recommended for accurate network status confirmation.