Tips for Using Your Health Benefits

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee plans provide preventive health services for a variety of conditions, from diabetes to cancer to the flu. Most have no co-payments, making the services free with a plan. BlueCross members can use the benefits that are provided at no extra charge.

Tips for using your benefits

1. Check immunization requirements. Find out if your child is required to have immunizations before school starts. You can find out which immunizations your child needs on the Tennessee Department of Health website.

2. Make it a family affair. Don’t just check your child’s immunizations off the list — get the entire family involved. Schedule your own annual wellness exam and encourage other family members to get recommended screenings as well.

3. Find the right doctor for your family. If you need help knowing where to start, simply use your plan’s “Find a Doctor” tool to search for providers and family physicians in your network. You can search for a doctor by location and specialty, review ratings and get directions and contact information. Just be sure to request a wellness exam and explain what preventive service you are requesting when you call to make your appointment.

Educate yourself

When it comes to managing your health, you want to know your options and be in charge. If you’re curious about what screenings you may need or how immunizations can protect you and your family, BlueCross has online tools to help you request screenings, handle health issues, understand symptoms and learn more about the health topics that matter most to you. For additional assistance with BlueCross plans and benefits, visit the Blue of Tennessee center at 100 Oaks.

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