Monthly Archives:December 2016

Blue Cross Blue Shield SC premium payment extension!

29 Dec , 2016,
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Great News!

Premium Payment Deadline Extended to Jan. 13
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Members with individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans with effective dates of Jan. 1, 2017, have until midnight on Friday, Jan. 13, to pay their first month’s premium. Although the payment deadline is extended, members must pay before they can use their benefits.

Deadline Extended!!!!

16 Dec , 2016,
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Because of extraordinary demand at HealthCare.gov and the Marketplace Call Center, the deadline to sign up for January 1st coverage has been extended until 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, December 19th.

Rite Aid to Join BlueEssentialsSM Advanced Choice Pharmacy NetworkTM on Jan. 1

9 Dec , 2016,
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Great news from BlueCross Blueshield of South Carolina regarding the pharmacy network for members who are covered by an ACA individual health plan purchased on or off the health insurance marketplace! From the release:


Good news! Rite Aid will join the Advanced Choice Pharmacy Network effective Jan. 1, 2017. The Advanced Choice Pharmacy Network is used by all individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) BlueEssentials plan members.

Please note that Rite Aid was not expected to be in network for 2017, so some marketing materials (including the 2017 BlueEssentials product brochure) list them as out of network.

As always, we encourage agents and members to visit our website for the most up-to-date pharmacy listings. Rite Aid will be included on our website pharmacy listing beginning Jan. 1, 2017.