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BCBS Alpha Numeric Prefix from R2A to R9Z

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 R2A to R9Z 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 R2A to R9Z – Latest Insights

BCBS Prefix State Company Name Types Of Health Plan
R2A Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, EPO, HMO
R2B Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
R2C Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, POS
R2D Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, EPO, Medicaid
R2E Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
R2F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, HMO, EPO
R2G Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas POS, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
R2H Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana PPO, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
R2I Rhode Island Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Rhode Island EPO, HMO, POS
R2J Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, PPO
R2K Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio HDHP, Medicare Advantage, HMO
R2L Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
R2M New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicaid, PPO, HDHP
R2N New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HMO, Medicare Advantage, POS
R2O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R2P Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, PPO, HMO
R2Q Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
R2R New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York EPO, Medicaid, PPO
R2S Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
R2T Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, POS, EPO
R2U Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Medicaid, HMO
R2V Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicare Advantage, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
R2W Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio EPO, POS, Medicaid
R2X Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska HMO, PPO, HDHP
R2Y Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, POS
R2Z Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicaid, EPO, HMO
R3A Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio HDHP, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
R3B Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicare Advantage, POS, EPO
R3C Vermont Blue-Cross of Vermont HMO, Medicaid, PPO
R3D Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
R3E Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia EPO, POS, HMO
R3F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
R3G Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio HDHP, Medicare Advantage, POS
R3H Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, EPO, Medicaid
R3I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R3J Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicare Advantage, POS, HMO
R3K Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
R3L Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio HDHP, PPO, Medicare Advantage
R3M New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HMO, POS, EPO
R3N Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, PPO
R3O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R3P Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
R3Q Pennsylvania Independence Blue-Cross of Pennsylvania PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
R3R Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, Medicare Advantage, HMO
R3S Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, EPO, PPO
R3T Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, Medicaid, POS
R3U Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, Medicare Advantage, EPO
R3V Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
R3W Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska Medicaid, POS, Medicare Advantage
R3X New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
R3Y Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, PPO, POS
R3Z California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, EPO, Medicaid
R4A Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
R4B Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas POS, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
R4C Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas EPO, Medicaid, HMO
R4D Alaska Premera Blue-Cross of Alaska Traditional Indemnity, PPO, POS
R4E Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin HDHP, Medicare Advantage, EPO
R4F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
R4G Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, PPO, HDHP
R4H Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicare Advantage, EPO, HMO
R4I Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, POS, Medicaid
R4J Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin HDHP, PPO, Medicare Advantage
R4K Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
R4L Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicaid, POS, HDHP
R4M Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield PPO, Medicare Advantage, EPO
R4N Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Traditional Indemnity, HMO, POS
R4O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R4P Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
R4Q Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, POS, HDHP
R4R Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicaid, PPO, Medicare Advantage
R4S Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska EPO, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
R4T Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, HDHP, Medicaid
R4U California Anthem Blue-Cross PPO, Medicare Advantage, EPO
R4V New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Traditional Indemnity, HMO, POS
R4W Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HDHP, Medicaid, PPO
R4X Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana EPO, Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity
R4Y Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HMO, POS, HDHP
R4Z Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicaid, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
R5A Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, EPO, Medicare Advantage
R5B Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, HMO, POS
R5C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
R5D Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
R5E Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, POS, PPO
R5F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
R5G Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO
R5H Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, PPO, Medicaid
R5I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R5J EPO, HMO, POS
R5K Connecticut Blue-Cross Blue-Shield PPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
R5L Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts HDHP, Medicare Advantage, EPO
R5M Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HMO, POS, Traditional Indemnity
R5N Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, PPO, HDHP
R5O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R5P Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, POS, PPO
R5Q Connecticut Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
R5R Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
R5S Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, POS, Medicaid
R5T Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
R5U Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, HMO, POS
R5V California Anthem Blue-Cross PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
R5W Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicare Advantage, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
R5X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, POS, PPO
R5Y Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
R5Z Connecticut Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO
R6A Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio EPO, HMO, POS
R6B Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia Medicaid, PPO, HDHP
R6C Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Traditional Indemnity, Medicare Advantage, EPO
R6D Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, HDHP, Medicaid
R6E California Anthem Blue-Cross PPO, Traditional Indemnity, POS
R6F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, EPO, HMO
R6G Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts POS, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
R6H Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
R6I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R6J Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, PPO, Medicaid
R6K Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HDHP, HMO, Medicare Advantage
R6L Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia EPO, Traditional Indemnity, POS
R6M Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicaid, HDHP, PPO
R6N Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, POS, HMO
R6O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R6P Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska HDHP, HMO, PPO
R6Q Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicare Advantage, Traditional Indemnity, POS
R6R Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia EPO, PPO, Medicaid
R6S Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, Medicare Advantage, HMO
R6T Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, EPO, POS
R6U Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
R6V California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
R6W Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio EPO, POS, PPO
R6X Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
R6Y Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO
R6Z Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, PPO, Medicaid
R7A Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, EPO
R7B New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicare Advantage, HMO, POS
R7C New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicaid, PPO, EPO
R7D California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
R7E Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HMO, POS, PPO
R7F Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield EPO, Medicaid, Traditional Indemnity
R7G Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HDHP, Medicare Advantage, POS
R7H Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia PPO, HMO, EPO
R7I Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, HDHP
R7J Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicare Advantage, EPO, HMO
R7K Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin POS, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
R7L Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicaid, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
R7M Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HMO, EPO, POS
R7N Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
R7O Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin HDHP, Medicare Advantage, EPO
R7P Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia POS, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
R7Q Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicaid, PPO, HDHP
R7R Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicare Advantage, POS, EPO
R7S California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, HMO, PPO
R7T Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas HDHP, Medicaid, POS
R7U Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin EPO, Medicare Advantage, HMO
R7V Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin PPO, Traditional Indemnity, HDHP
R7W Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin POS, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
R7X Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin HMO, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
R7Y Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin PPO, HDHP, POS
R7Z Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, EPO
R8A California Anthem Blue-Cross HMO, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
R8B Virginia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Virginia POS, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
R8C Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska EPO, Medicaid, HMO
R8D Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield ofColorado Traditional Indemnity, PPO, POS
R8E Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield ofColorado HDHP, Medicare Advantage, EPO
R8F Vermont Blue-Cross of Vermont Medicaid, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
R8G Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, PPO, HDHP
R8H Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicare Advantage, EPO, HMO
R8I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8L Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8M Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado PPO, Medicare Advantage, EPO
R8N Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, HMO, POS
R8O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8P Colorado Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
R8Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8R Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicaid, PPO, Medicare Advantage
R8S Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8T California Anthem Blue-Cross POS, HDHP, Medicaid
R8U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8V Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, HMO, POS
R8W Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HDHP, Medicaid, PPO
R8X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R8Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9A Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HDHP, EPO, Medicare Advantage
R9B Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Traditional Indemnity, HMO, POS
R9C Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
R9D New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicare Advantage, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
R9E Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas HMO, POS, PPO
R9F Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicaid, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
R9G Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO
R9H California Anthem Blue-Cross POS, PPO, Medicaid
R9I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9L Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9M Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio HMO, POS, Traditional Indemnity
R9N Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska Medicaid, PPO, HDHP
R9O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9P Vermont Blue-Cross of Vermont Traditional Indemnity, POS, PPO
R9Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9R Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
R9S Illinois Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield PPO, POS, Medicaid
R9T Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
R9U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9V Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, Medicaid, HDHP
R9W Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio Medicare Advantage, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
R9X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
R9Z Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, BCBS prefixes can indicate the type of insurance plan by identifying the plan, product, and account-specific details. They are key elements for routing claims and identifying the correct BCBS plan​.

Yes, there are exceptions where BCBS prefixes are not used. For example, in the Federal Employee Program (FEP), IDs start with "R" instead of the typical three-character prefix. Additionally, some insurance cards may not display a prefix at all, which requires contacting BCBS customer service for proper claim processing​​.

BCBS prefixes assist healthcare providers by identifying the patient's home plan for proper claim routing and enabling eligibility verification. This streamlines administrative tasks, reduces claim denials, and ensures accurate billing and timely payments​.

If your BCBS prefix is incorrect, you should verify the prefix on your card, contact BCBS customer service, and follow any claim filing instructions provided on your card. Avoid guessing the prefix to prevent delays in processing claims and ensure accurate billing​.

No, BCBS prefixes do not indicate plan deductibles. They primarily identify the specific Blue Cross Blue Shield company or national account issuing the plan, facilitating claims routing. Deductible information is typically found in plan documents like the Explanation of Benefits or by contacting the BCBS provider directly.