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Rewards for healthy habits

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  • Rewards
  • Blue
  • Healthy
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

We’re offering your Arkansas Blue Medicare clients a powerful tool … at their fingertips! They can now earn rewards in 2021 for practicing healthy behaviors through the Healthy Blue Rewards program. - Read More

Blue & You Fitness Challenge reboot

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  • 2021
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge has had a makeover for 2021, and we wanted to let you know, so you can participate or share the information with your clients and prospects. - Read More

New options on value-based enrollments

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  • Arkansas Blue Cross
  • Advantage
  • Medicare
  • Enrollment
  • value-based
  • VBE

There are now two ways to initiate value-based enrollments (VBE) for your Medicare Advantage clients. - Read More

COVID-19 benefits extended to April 21, 2021

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  • deadline
  • federal
  • extension
  • Benefits
  • temporary
  • coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Health Advantage
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

The voluntary, expanded COVID-19-related benefits announced for certain Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage fully insured health plans and individual policies will be extended to align with the federally mandated COVID-19 coverage provisions as specified in the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) and CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. The federal mandate currently runs through April 21, 2021. - Read More

Medicare Advantage and Medi-Pak® PDP ID cards are in the mail

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  • broker
  • agent
  • Arkansas Blue Cross
  • PDP
  • plan
  • drug
  • prescription
  • Advantage
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage and Medi-Pak® PDP (prescription drug plan) ID cards have been mailed (as of December 22, 2020). Some members already have received their ID cards. Others have not. But rest assured, members who have not received their physical cards still can get the care and medicine they need. - Read More

Blueprint for Agents meets Salesforce

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  • Salesforce
  • Blueprint for Agents
  • BPA
  • broker
  • agent
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

In the coming months, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield will migrate its Blueprint for Agents online agent/broker self-service portal to a new platform (powered by Salesforce). - Read More

Storm gives Medicare clients more time

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  • Laura
  • Hurricane
  • Medicare
  • Special Enrollment Period
  • broker
  • agent
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare beneficiaries who lived in Arkansas in August 2020, as Hurricane Laura passed through, are eligible for a special election period until December 31, 2020. - Read More

A COVID-19 vaccine is on the way

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  • facts
  • pandemic
  • vaccination
  • vaccine
  • COVID-19
  • COVID
  • coronavirus

The race to develop a safe vaccine against COVID-19 has led to the development of more than 50 clinical trials of vaccines in people around the world, with many offering real hope for long-term protection in the near future. While it may take time for a vaccine to be available to everyone, our chief medical officer offers a few points to keep in mind. - Read More

Blueprint for Employers – new and improved!

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  • website
  • health plan
  • employers
  • Blueprint for Employers
  • BlueAdvantage
  • Health Advantage
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

Blueprint for Employers is new and improved! Blueprint for Employers is a secure, self-service website that gives employers the tools and resources they need to oversee their health plans. All at no cost. - Read More

Workplace ventilation during COVID-19

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  • COVID
  • coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • webinar
  • ventilation
  • UAMS
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

In case you missed it: A webinar series on the role of proper ventilation in protecting employees, customers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is now available online on the COVID-19 ventilation webinar page on the UAMS website. - Read More

2021 standard plan grids: more options, flexibility

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  • Health Advantage
  • group
  • small
  • large
  • grid
  • plan
  • blue cross
  • Arkansas
  • broker
  • agent

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage have new standard plan grids for large and small groups for 2021. Each year, we assess our plan options with a renewed commitment to offer your clients flexible plan options that match their needs … and budgets. - Read More

Webinar series: COVID-19 and business/workplace ventilation

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  • free
  • webinar
  • UAMS
  • ventilation
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

A three-webinar series (“COVID-19 and the Built Environment”) on the role of proper ventilation in protecting employees, customers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic will be presented November 9, 10 and 12, 2020, by the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). - Read More

COVID-19 benefits extended to January 21, 2021

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TES access issues resolved ​

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  • issues
  • access
  • Arkansas Blue Cross
  • Total Enrollment Solutions
  • TES

On Monday, agent/brokers began reporting issues accessing Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Total Enrollment Solutions (TES) system. We wanted to let you know that TES access issues appear to have been resolved. - Read More

2021 Medicare Star Rating Program sheets

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2021 Medi-Pak® Medicare supplement rates

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  • 2021
  • rates
  • Medi-Pak
  • supplement
  • Medicare
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

The proposed 2021 Medi-Pak® Medicare supplement rates that were shared in trainings earlier this year now have been approved by the Arkansas Insurance Department. The new rates will take effect on January 1, 2021. - Read More

Step up to the Ascend enrollment platform

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  • Advantage
  • PDP
  • platform
  • online
  • Ascend
  • Enrollment
  • Medicare
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

This year, individual enrollment for most of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Medicare products has a new face – the Ascend platform. On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, we will begin uploading agents to our new Ascend enrollment platform for Arkansas Blue Medicare (Medicare Advantage) and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) policies. - Read More

Virtual open enrollment meetings

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  • Open Enrollment
  • virtual
  • Health Advantage
  • Arkansas Blue Cross

The annual open enrollment period for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage groups is just around the corner (November 1 – December 15). However, like most things, the 2020 version is going to look and feel a little different. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Medicare marketing kits

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  • kit
  • marketing
  • Blue
  • Arkansas
  • Advantage
  • Medicare

The marketing kits for our new Arkansas Blue Medicare product line soon will be shipped to your doorstep. - Read More

New plan comparison and drug cost calculator tools

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  • Arkansas
  • Cost
  • compare
  • plan
  • drug
  • Enrollment
  • Medicare

As the Medicare annual enrollment period grows ever closer, some new tools will make it easier than ever for you to compare our best-in-class product offerings to help your clients choose the one that is the best fit for them. - Read More