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COVID-19 relief package brings changes

American Rescue Plan is now a reality. The $1.9 trillion federal relief package, which is designed to address the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, includes funding for a broad range of programs and includes some changes that could significantly affect your clients and prospects.

Medicare Advantage membership has privileges

When you’re visiting with your Arkansas Blue Medicare clients and prospects, don’t forget to mention the many value-added extras that are available to them as a member of a Medicare Advantage health plan.

Livongo® – a new tool to manage diabetes

Your Arkansas Blue Medicare clients and prospects now have a powerful new tool to help them manage diabetes – and it’s totally free to them. Livongo® provides eligible members a simple, advanced blood glucose meter and all the test strips and lancets they need, all for free.

2020 Form 1095-B will not be mailed ​

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2018 changed the reporting requirements for many Americans who have healthcare coverage. The information below should help you provide guidance to your group and individual clients as they prepare their 2020 federal income tax returns. Form 1095-B Before January 2020, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its […]

Special enrollment period coming up

The Federally Facilitated Marketplace special enrollment period ordered by President Joe Biden is coming soon: February 15 – May 15, 2021. The special enrollment period was ordered in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Teledentistry now a permanent benefit

While the promise of nationwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines marks a significant turning point in our ability to return to pre-pandemic normalcy, the need to maintain our members’ safety this year and beyond remains. To meet that need, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has made teledentistry a permanent benefit to allow our dental plan members to contact participating providers in the event of an emergency, without having to schedule an in-office visit immediately.

Tell your clients about their free Blue 365® discounts

As you’re visiting with clients and prospects, don’t forget to tell them about the valuable health-and-wellness discounts and deals they get – just for being a member of an Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated health plan – through the free Blue365® program.

FREE Webinar: COVID-19 — What Can Your Company Expect?

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is hosting a free webinar at 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2021, to discuss COVID-19 hot topics, such as the vaccine and vaccination financing, long-term health trends that may affect your employees, return-to-work best practices and more!

Many employers can soon protect employees from COVID-19

Arkansas is finishing up vaccinations in its Phase 1-A coronavirus vaccination plan and is moving into the two categories of Phase 1-B. Here’s some information to help you prepare to execute a COVID-19 vaccination plan for your organization.

Rewards for healthy habits

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.