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.
Beginning July 1, 2019, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will cover the following services for members under 19 years old:
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Our greatest priorities at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”) are to assist our members in accessing affordable, quality care, and to provide them with the best consumer experience possible. In support of these priorities, we regularly review our programs and services to ensure that they are still meeting the needs of our account partners and members. Learn more.
As of June 1, 2019, we’re expanding our commercial plan coverage to provide osteoporosis screenings for women under 65 years old who are at increased risk. Learn more.
Beginning July 1, 2019, we’re making changes to our list of covered medications for medical plans with pharmacy benefits, as well as Medex®´plans with a three-tier pharmacy benefit. As part of these updates, certain medications may no longer be covered, may be excluded from pharmacy benefit coverage, may switch cost tiers, or might require prior authorization. Learn more.
Beginning July 1, 2019, our prior authorization requirements for the medications listed below are changing for members with our HMO, Access Blue, and Blue Choice® plans. Learn more.
For all comprehensive orthodontic claims, with dates of service on or after January 1, 2019, payment will now be processed on a monthly schedule. This is a change from the previous arrangement, when these benefits were administered in two payments, six months apart. Learn more.
Starting January 14, 2019, electronic enrollment kits (eKits) and our customized Benefits@Blue websites will be generated automatically for small group accounts in the Inside Sales and Small Groups - 25–50 segments. Learn more.
As communicated in our 2019 Product and Benefit Updates brochure for small employers, effective January 1, 2019, upon renewal, we'll apply two cost-share levels for outpatient Diagnostic Tests and Imaging Services on certain Merged Market medical plans. Learn more.