How do I get started with my health insurance?
When was the last time you actually read the
owner’s manual before using your latest purchase? Nobody has time for that. But, it can be confusing
to figure out your new gadget, so a quick-start guide is always nice. So while this is not a full manual, here are some essentials for getting off the ground with your health insurance. For starters, make sure you have an ID card. That card opens doors to high-quality care from some of the top health care providers in the state. Then, we suggest you select
a primary care physician or family doctor, if you don’t already have one. You can find a list of local doctors and other health care professionals at our website. Before you visit
the doctor, make sure they’re included in the Blue Cross network for your plan. You
get your best deal on medical services when you use an in-network physician or facility. Make an appointment for an annual check-up. It could save you money down the road if you get on a healthy track now. And, an exam could reveal a health issue that needs to be addressed. You can also go to our website to sign up for BlueAccess, our customer information site. This secure member site gives you 24/7 access to track what you’ve spent on health care, how much of your deductible has been met this year and more. So, you may decide to skip
the owner’s manual on your health insurance – we don’t blame you! Hopefully this gets
you pointed in the right direction. But as always, if you have more questions, visit BCBSKS.com.