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BCBS Alpha Numeric Prefix from U2A to U9Z

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 U2A to U9Z 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 U2A to U9Z

BCBS Prefix State Company Name Types Of Health Plan
U2A Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas PPO, Medicaid, EPO
U2B New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, HMO
U2C New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicare Advantage, POS, PPO
U2D New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York EPO, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
U2E New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HMO, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage
U2F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, PPO, HDHP
U2G Arkansas Arkansas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, EPO, HMO
U2H New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicare Advantage, POS, Medicaid
U2I New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York PPO, HDHP, EPO
U2J New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HMO, Traditional Indemnity, POS
U2K New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, PPO
U2L New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HDHP, EPO, HMO
U2M Oklahoma Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Oklahoma Traditional Indemnity, POS, Medicaid
U2N Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U2O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U2P Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, POS, PPO
U2Q New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U2R New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U2S Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
U2T Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, EPO, HMO
U2U Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
U2V New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U2W New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
U2X New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicaid, POS, PPO
U2Y New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U2Z New York (Western) Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Western New York HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U3A California Anthem Blue-Cross POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
U3B California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, EPO, HMO
U3C California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
U3D Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U3E Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
U3F Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicaid, POS, PPO
U3G Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U3H New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U3I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U3J Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HDHP, EPO, HMO
U3K Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
U3L Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U3M Missouri Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Missouri EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
U3N Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicaid, POS, PPO
U3O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U3P Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U3Q Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
U3R Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas HDHP, EPO, HMO
U3S Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
U3T Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U3U Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
U3V Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, POS, PPO
U3W Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U3X Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U3Y Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
U3Z California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, EPO, HMO
U4A Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
U4B Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U4C New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
U4D Wisconsin Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Wisconsin Medicaid, POS, PPO
U4E Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U4F Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U4G Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
U4H Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia HDHP, EPO, HMO
U4I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U4J Georgia Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Georgia PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U4K California Anthem Blue-Cross EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
U4L California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, POS, PPO
U4M Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U4N Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U4O Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
U4P Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HDHP, EPO, HMO
U4Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U4R Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U4S Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
U4T Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, POS, PPO
U4U California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U4V Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U4W Ohio Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Ohio POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
U4X Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, EPO, HMO
U4Y New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
U4Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U5A Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
U5B Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicaid, POS, PPO
U5C Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U5D Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U5E Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
U5F Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HDHP, EPO, HMO
U5G Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U5H Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U5I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U5J Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicaid, POS, PPO
U5K Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U5L Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Carefirst Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U5M Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania POS, PPO, Medicare Advantage
U5N Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana HDHP, EPO, HMO
U5O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U5P Alabama Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alabama PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U5Q Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield EPO, HMO, Traditional Indemnity
U5R Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicaid, POS, PPO
U5S Montana Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Montana Medicare Advantage, HDHP, EPO
U5T Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HMO, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U5U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U5V Vermont Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, EPO, HMO
U5W Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, POS
U5X California Anthem Blue-Cross PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U5Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U5Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6A Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas HMO, EPO, Medicare Advantage
U6B Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield PPO, HDHP, Medicaid
U6C California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, POS, EPO
U6D Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6E Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield EPO, PPO, HDHP
U6F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6G Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6H Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6L Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, POS, EPO
U6M New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicare Advantage, HDHP, PPO
U6N Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, HMO
U6O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6P Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
U6Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6R Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicare Advantage, POS, PPO
U6S Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U6T Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield EPO, HMO, POS
U6U Michigan Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Michigan PPO, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U6V Vermont Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, EPO
U6W Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, HMO, Medicare Advantage
U6X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U6Z Indiana Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Indiana Medicare Advantage, HMO, HDHP
U7A Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid, PPO
U7B Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7C Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7D California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, PPO, HMO
U7E Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7G New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York PPO, HMO, EPO
U7H Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, Medicare Advantage, HDHP
U7I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7L Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, HMO, EPO
U7M New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York Medicare Advantage, PPO, HDHP
U7N Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7P Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield PPO, HDHP, Traditional Indemnity
U7Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7R Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicare Advantage, EPO, PPO
U7S California Anthem Blue-Cross HDHP, Traditional Indemnity, Medicaid
U7T Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, HMO, Medicare Advantage
U7U Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield EPO, PPO, HDHP
U7V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U7Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8A Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Traditional Indemnity, HDHP, Medicaid
U8B Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania HMO, POS, Medicare Advantage
U8C Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois EPO, PPO, Traditional Indemnity
U8D Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8E Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8G Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
U8H Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield POS, EPO, PPO
U8I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8K Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8L Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois Medicaid, HDHP, HMO
U8M Ohio Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicare Advantage, POS, EPO
U8N Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8P California Anthem Blue-Cross POS, EPO, Traditional Indemnity
U8Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8R Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas HMO, Medicare Advantage, POS
U8S Massachusetts Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Massachusetts EPO, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
U8T California Anthem Blue-Cross Medicaid, HDHP, HMO
U8U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U8Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9A California Anthem Blue-Cross Traditional Indemnity, EPO, PPO
U9B Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Texas Medicaid, HMO, HDHP
U9C Pennsylvania Highmark Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Pennsylvania Medicare Advantage, POS, Traditional Indemnity
U9D California Blue-Cross PPO, EPO, Medicaid
U9E Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9F Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9G Texas Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicaid, EPO, HMO
U9H Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9I Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9J Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9L Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois PPO, EPO, Medicaid
U9M Illinois Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Illinois HMO, HDHP, Medicare Advantage
U9N New York Empire Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of New York POS, Traditional Indemnity, PPO
U9O Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9P Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield HDHP, Medicare Advantage, POS
U9Q Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9R Alaska Premera Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of Alaska Medicaid, HMO, HDHP
U9S Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield Medicare Advantage, POS, Traditional Indemnity
U9T Oregon/Idaho/Utah/Washington Regence Blue-Cross Blue-Shield PPO, EPO, Medicaid
U9U Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9V Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9W Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9X Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9Y Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned
U9Z Prefix Unallocated/Not Assigned

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, the BCBS prefix does not indicate whether the plan is individual or group. The prefix primarily identifies the specific Blue Cross Blue Shield plan and the region where it was issued. Detailed plan information, such as whether it is individual or group coverage, is typically found in the plan documents or by contacting customer service​​.

BCBS prefixes assist healthcare providers by identifying the patient’s home plan for proper claim routing and enabling eligibility verification. This helps streamline administrative tasks, reduce claim denials, and ensure accurate billing and timely payments​.

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​.

BCBS prefixes can change periodically, especially when there are updates to plans, regions, or specific employer groups. It is important for providers to stay updated on any changes by consulting BCBS resources or using online prefix lookup tools regularly​.

There isn't a universal prefix system specifically for PPO and HMO plans; it varies by location and specific Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. Each company assigns prefixes based on their internal coding systems and the types of plans they offer.