Monthly Archives: March 2014

 

BCBSNC Billing Deadline Extended to April 4th for April 1st Coverage

BCBSNC Billing Deadline Extended to April 4th for April 1st Coverage

We’ve seen a high volume of Individual Under 65 applications coming in for April coverage and decided to help our new customers by extending the first month’s initial payment due date to April 4. This is for both ON and OFF the Marketplace. Payment must be received by April 4 (not postmarked). Any applications that haven’t […]
Customer Service at BCBSNC: Your Time Really Does Matter to Us

Customer Service at BCBSNC: Your Time Really Does Matter to Us

by Tarsha Rowland, Vice President Customer Service Operations at BCBSNC We know it doesn’t always feel as if your time matters to us when you have to spend time on hold. We’re sorry that our customers have had difficulty getting answers from us. It’s frustrating for us to fall short of your expectations. The fact is that implementing […]
Why Talk Cost? The Health Care Cost Conversation in North Carolina

Why Talk Cost? The Health Care Cost Conversation in North Carolina

By Brad Wilson, CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina I hope you’ve seen or heard about our Let’s Talk Cost initiative. Sometimes people ask me why we are running commercials and promoting a website dedicated to rising health care costs. I think a better question is: Why didn’t we, and others in the […]
National Nutrition Month: 5 Tips to Curb Stress Eating

National Nutrition Month: 5 Tips to Curb Stress Eating

by Veronica Verhoff March is National Nutrition Month, and we want to help you get into the nutritional swing of things. But that’s easier said than done. We know what it’s like–stress in our daily lives can make even simple decisions (apple, not candy bar) even harder than they should be. So while stress is […]
Faces of Fearless: Sam Gordon, the Half-Pint Girl Football Player

Faces of Fearless: Sam Gordon, the Half-Pint Girl Football Player

Sam Gordon is lives fearless every day on the field. This young girl football player challenges our expectations and makes a name for herself.
The Skinny on Narrow Networks

The Skinny on Narrow Networks

The old marketing phrase “one size fits all” has fallen on hard times. Whether shopping for smartphones or sweaters, consumers want their choices. That’s true even for health insurance. Partly in response to the Affordable Care Act, health insurers are offering consumers more plans to choose from, including plans that keep premiums lower by limiting […]
Shape NC: Hope in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity in North Carolina

Shape NC: Hope in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity in North Carolina

When it comes to obesity prevention, it’s never too early to start.  Thanks to a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine, we now know that children who are overweight when they start school are far more likely to be obese by the time they become teenagers. This means that we need to […]
How Do You Walk 10k Steps a Day? One at a Time and All Together

How Do You Walk 10k Steps a Day? One at a Time and All Together

You might have heard of the fitness gadget known as a Fitbit, one of many new tools available to help you keep tabs on your physical activity. And if you haven’t heard, these sorts of devices are basically sophisticated pedometers that can track and measure your movement throughout the day automatically. Some of the models can […]