Important Administrative Information (IAI) is a quarterly mailing that delivers the latest news about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts products and services to employers and consultants.
No-Cost Flu Vaccine Available for Members
We’re committed to limiting the spread of the flu this season. That’s why there is no cost to the member for the flu vaccine when administered by a participating or preferred health care provider, such as a doctor or nurse practitioner, or at an urgent care center, limited services clinic, or pharmacy-based clinic (like CVS MinuteClinic®’). Learn more.
New Online Behavioral Health Resource – Learn to Live
Our new innovative online resource provides support for members who are struggling with depression, insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Learn to Live provides online, self-directed programs and self-assessments based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for employees and their family members (ages 13 or older). Learn more.
Pathway to Savings Now Includes Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MA PFML) Products
We’re excited to announce the expansion of our Pathway to Savings program to include MA PFML-compliant products, through our preferred carriers with Indigo InsuranceTM Services. When you choose a MA PFML-compliant plan with one of Indigo’s preferred carriers (USAble, Hartford, AXA, or Symetra) plus one other group line of coverage, you’re eligible to receive .5% off your medical rates for the first year, and .25% off your medical rates for the second year. Learn more.
Weight-Management Program StepIn®´´ Available for Select Self-Funded Accounts
Effective January 1, 2020, StepIn, a new weight-management program, will be included at no additional cost for self-funded accounts with pharmacy benefits who have enrolled in Diabetes Care Value program. Learn more.
Reminder: Members Can Go Paperless
Very soon, members with commercial medical, dental, or Medex®´ plans can choose whether they want to continue receiving claim summary statements (Summary of Health Plan Payments, and Explanation of Benefits) on paper, or go green and view them online using MyBlue. Learn more.
Exclusive Savings and Rebates for Blue 20/20 Members
Blue 20/20 members can now take advantage of exclusive savings, discounts, and rebates on eye care products and services. Learn more.
An Easier Way for Members to Manage Their Maintenance Medications
Managing more than one maintenance medication can be complicated and time-consuming. With PillPack, a full-service, in-network pharmacy, members won’t have to worry about going to the pharmacy, organizing their medications, or missing a dose again. That’s because PillPack presorts their medications by day, date, and time, then delivers them to their door in clearly-marked packets, so members know which pills to take and when. PillPack will be available only for fully insured accounts, starting October 22, 2019. Learn more.
Updated List of 2020 Plans Impacted by Member ID Card Distribution Changes
We’ve released a new list of 2020 plans that will be affected by our recent change to the timeline for when we send new member ID cards to Small Group (under 50) accounts that have members in certain plans. Learn more.