Convenient Functions Added to Blue Access for Members
What’s new: Individual members with Blue Cross MedicareRx (PDP) and Blue Medicare Supplement plans can take advantage of self-service functions added to the Blue Access for Members (BAM) portal.
Now Members can:
- Order a temporary or replacement ID card
- View coverage, benefits and claims
- Get payment instructions and billing information
- Access secure records, such as benefit and plan documents and their Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements
- Link to health and wellness resources
Members received an email telling them about BAM’s new services.
Note: BAM enhancements for Blue Cross Medicare Advantage members were completed late last year.
Help with the American Rescue Plan Act, SEP and Premium Tax Credits
Need help? There’s a lot of information to digest. From CMS and HHS materials to our own FAQs, check out these resources .
Accumulators: When talking with clients about changing plans to take advantage of new premium tax credits under the American Rescue Plan Act, you may want to share under which conditions accrued deductibles and other accumulators will transfer to a new plan. See Page 1 of our FAQs for details.
BCBSIL Increases Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
Our Morgan Park and South Lawndale Blue Door Neighborhood Center (BDNC) locations are being used by Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations. This Federally Qualified Health Center is working to help residents in underserved neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic.
ACCESS patients are some of the most vulnerable in the Morgan Park and South Lawndale greater communities. By extending COVID-19 vaccinations to BDNCs, ACCESS can accommodate patients with flexible hours and easy public transportation access. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) doesn’t schedule or distribute vaccines. However, this collaboration is one way BCBSIL supports the health, safety and well-being of its members, providers and communities during the pandemic.
The details: Read more in the Newsroom.
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