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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.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge reboot

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.

New options on value-based enrollments

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

COVID-19 benefits extended to April 21, 2021

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.

A COVID-19 vaccine is on the way

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.

Workplace ventilation during COVID-19

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.