Their parent company, WellPoint, has been evaluating the dental portfolios from both Golden West and our Anthem-branded affiliates. Based on that evaluation, a decision has been made to focus new business efforts on the Anthem-branded DHMO plans. In addition, Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company will be refreshing their DHMO and dental PPO portfolios later in 2011. This refresh will combining the best attributes of the Golden West plans with the best attributes of the Anthem plans, and they believe it will become one of the leading dental portfolios in California.
With that in mind, beginning with effective dates of 4/1/11 and later, Golden West will only accept new Golden West business through partnership arrangements such as Humana.