New Year, New Health Benefits

Starting this year, BlueCross BlueShield will be offering their BlueEssentials members up to $150 in rewards.

Members will earn rewards for health wellness activities completed. These rewards can be used to cover medical health services like, copays or coinsurance (excluding pharmacy).

Some ways you can earn rewards:

  • Get a flu shot = Reward $60
    • The flu is still active and it is not too late to help prevent an outbreak.
    • i.e. Receiving flu shots at workplace
  • Visit your doctor for wellness exam = Reward $60
    • Get a yearly exam done by a health care provider
      • i.e. Assistance reaching those long term health goals.
  • Register for Blue CareOnDemand = Reward $30
    • Be able see a health care provider any day or time
      • i.e. Use your mobile device or computer to video chat

To insure you receive your rewards, you may need to fill out a rewards form (can be found at which simply lists patient name, name/date of services received and location of office/clinic; this form is just in case BlueCross does not receive the claim.

Once that rewards form is faxed or mailed in, you will receive a Blue Rewards Visa Card* with your loaded rewards.

Also, there is a treatment cost estimator for those who like to plan and budget for the important things. There is information online that will list:

  • Where to go
  • Charges to expect
  • Out-of-pocket spending

Finally, you can use a confidential online took to summarize your health information. This personal health record will include past doctor appointments, past and current medications and even lab results. There is a helpful tool to even keep track of appointments.

Take advantage of your new year new benefits now by calling BlueCross BlueShield at 855-404-6752 . Have your member ID ready and date of birth so the representative can access your information.

*Prior to receiving the Blue Rewards Visa card, there must be an active account with Blue Rewards.