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Highmark Blue Shield SpecialCare

SpecialCare is a Highmark Blue Shield lower-cost limited benefit plan for families and individuals who earn too much to qualify for Medical Assistance and who do not have access to group health insurance.

To qualify, you must be a resident of the 21 counties of central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley served by Highmark Blue Shield, and your annual household income must fall within the SpecialCare Income Guidelines. You may not be enrolled in any private or individual health care program, and if you are 26 years of age or older, you cannot be eligible for Medical Assistance, Medicare or Medicare Disability.

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Children and teenagers younger than 19 can be screened for eligibility for CHIP and Medical Assistance. Any child or teenager who appears to meet CHIP or Medical Assistance guidelines can be referred for a determination of eligibility.




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Important Legal Information: Health care benefit programs are issued or administered by Highmark Blue Shield or Highmark Health Insurance Company, independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Information on this website is issued by Highmark Blue Shield on behalf of these companies, which serve the 21 counties of central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley as full-service health plans. Highmark Blue Shield also provides services in conjunction with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania in northeastern Pennsylvania and Independence Blue Cross in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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