• Lowering the Risk of Opioid Misuse

    February 20, 2023
    The opioid crisis was declared a national “public health emergency” back in 2017. Since the alarm was sounded, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says opioid addiction, overdose and deaths are still on the rise in the U...
  • Calendars Fill Quickly, Schedule Your Mammogram Early

    November 5, 2022
    Do you book your doctors’ appointments in advance? A little planning now can help you keep up with important health checks that could save your life one day. Routine mammograms are one of those important checks. When breast cancer is fou...
  • Get Rewarded For Your Healthy Actions

    September 22, 2022
    Blue Cross Medicare AdvantageSM members - you can earn up to $100 in gift cards for your Healthy Actions.* Whether it’s scheduling your annual wellness visit or getting your flu shot, you can earn rewards while taking care of your health. ...
  • Maximize Your Medicare

    September 13, 2022
    Are you getting the most from your Medicare plan? It’s a good idea to spend a bit of time reviewing your coverage each year. Knowledge is power, right? Empower yourself by becoming familiar with need-to-know information that can help guide your....
  • Getting Started with Medicare

    September 8, 2022
    Many people find the idea of signing up for Medicare confusing, and that is understandable. You’re used to getting your insurance from your employer or the marketplace. After so many years of doing something one way, it can be intimidating to l....
  • How to Get the Most Out of your Medicare Advantage Plan

    September 8, 2022
    Welcome to Medicare Advantage . We’re glad you’re a Blue Cross Medicare Advantage member. Here are some steps you can take now to get the most out of your health care plan: Plan your Annual Wellness Visit – With no copay and no...
  • Medicare Questions

    September 8, 2022
    If you have questions about Medicare, you’re in good company. It can be confusing. There are a lot of choices and a lot of rules surrounding the government health plan for U.S. citizens age 65 and older. Medicare also offers health coverage for....
  • Diabetes and the Risk for Kidney Disease

    September 1, 2022
    COVID-19 derailed routine health care for many. You might have skipped your annual wellness check. Maybe you put your mammogram or colonoscopy on hold. Or you decided to tough your way through that arthritis flair up. You weren’t alone. Experts....
  • 1 Easy Way to Stay with Blue for Medicare

    August 22, 2022
    It’s a major milestone you’ve been moving toward for a long time—all your working life, in fact. Now you’re on the cusp of 65. That means the hard-earned benefits you’ve worked for your whole life are close at hand -- be...
  • Pneumonia: A Lung Infection That Could Also Affect Heart Health

    August 3, 2022
    Every year, nearly one million people in the United States end up in the hospital with pneumonia. Along with making breathing difficult, the infection places stress on the heart. The added stress raises the risk for heart attack, stroke and dying...
  • How In-Home Test Kits Fit Into Your Schedule

    July 20, 2022
    There are things you love to do and things you have to do. Some health screenings fall into the latter. Like many people, you may not be eager to have a colonoscopy, for example. There’s a way to dial down the dread factor ...
  • How to Prevent a Heart Attack

    June 10, 2022
    The best way to survive a heart attack is to never have one. How can you prevent becoming one of the millions of Americans who suffer a heart attack? There is actually a lot you can do to protect your heart. Knowing the risks and symptoms of heart...
  • New To Medicare

    New To Medicare

    December 18, 2019
    There are certain times you can sign up for Original Medicare. Since it covers most but not all health care costs, look into a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan or a Medicare Advantage plan to help cover your share of costs.
  • AEP Is Around the Corner

    AEP Is Around the Corner

    October 24, 2019
    October 15 through December 7 is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, when members can determine whether their plan will continue to meet their needs the following year. If so, coverage continues. If unsure, members should refer to their Annual...
  • Get The Most From Your Medicare Advantage Plan

    Get The Most From Your Medicare Advantage Plan

    October 24, 2019
    The video spotlights Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Plans and inspires members to use its many benefits and services, including help to set up medical appointments and to find specialists, prescription drug coverage, zero-dollar preventive...