3 Reasons Why Women Should Choose Blue

3 Reasons Why Women Should Choose Blue

Your health is important. You want to keep up your health and treat any sickness. And you need a health plan that will help you do it.

Here’s three reasons women want to choose Blue.

Reason No. 1 - Your Choice of Doctors

No matter which BCBSOK health plan you select, you’ll have many providers to choose from, such as your choice of an in-network OB-GYN. And with a large number of Illinois doctors and hospitals participating in our networks, chances are very good that your current health care providers are included.

Before committing to a plan check Provider Finder®  to see if the doctor or OB-GYN you’d like to use is a part of the health insurance plan  you’d like to buy.

Shop Plans and Products. All plans have similar benefits, and all include essential health benefits and preventive services for women. Where they differ is on how the costs of the benefits are applied.

Women’s Preventive Services
Our health plans cover the following types of recommended screenings and preventive services for women with no out-of-pocket costs—as long as you visit a doctor in your health plan's provider network. Finding a doctor that provides these screenings and services should be no problem, since we have the largest network of doctors in the state.

  • Annual wellness visits
  • Mammograms
  • Pap smears
  • Osteoporosis screenings
  • Certain cancers and diabetes testing
  • Gestational diabetes screenings
  • Testing for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) — the virus that can cause cervical cancer
  • FDA-approved contraception methods and counseling
  • Counseling and screening for HIV—the virus that can cause AIDS
  • Breastfeeding support, counseling and supplies – such as manual and electric breast pumps
  • Interpersonal and domestic violence screening and counseling
  • Counseling for sexually transmitted infections
  • Immunizations such as annual flu shots

You read that right! Manual and electric breast pumps are covered by your insurance when you use an in-network provider . When you become a member, call the number on the back of your member ID card for more details. A  Customer Advocate will work through the details of which pumps are covered and how you can get your pump.

And if pregnancy isn’t for you right now, there are more than 20 different contraceptives that are covered by your health plan, including birth control pills, injections and patches, along with well-woman check-ups.

See the full women’s preventive contraceptive list. leaving site icon

Reason No. 2 - Health Management Programs

Your health plan offers educational tools, outreach and health support. Here’s a few programs you’ll have access to:

Fitness Program
Regular exercise is an important part of healthy living. With the Fitness Program, members and their covered dependents (age 18 and older) are eligible to participate and receive a flexible membership that allows them access to fitness centers nationwide. The fitness program is available to HMO and PPO members.

Well onTarget®
Get the tools and support you need, plus rewards for making healthy choices. Gain access to a convenient, members-only website that includes a health assessment, interactive tools and educational information and tips, as well as a points-based reward program. Well onTarget®  is available to HMO and PPO members.

Reason No. 3 - Member Support Tools and Resources

With your membership, you have access to many helpful products and services. These benefits include health management tools and resources that can help you stay well and protect your health.

Customer Advocates
Our customer service centers offer a customized, personalized experience. Our service staff is truly empowered to serve as your advocates. Our experienced staff takes responsibility for helping you navigate the health care insurance process and understand your benefits.

Customer Advocates aim to help by trying their best to make each call fast and simple. Once you select a plan and receive your ID card in the mail, you’ll see the customer service number on the back of your card.

Blue Access for MembersSM (BAM)
BAM  is a secure portal that gives you confidential 24/7 access to information about your insurance plans. You can check to see if claims have been finalized, sign up for alerts about claim activity, print a temporary ID card, view up to 18 months of claim history and more. We know you're often on the go. So you can access your BAM account anywhere by downloading our free BCBSOK mobile app today from the Apple App Store leaving site icon or Google Playleaving site icon Or download the app by texting* BCBSOKAPP to 33633.

Blue365® Member Discount
With the Blue365 leaving site icon discount program, members can save money on health and wellness products and services, such as fitness gear, gym memberships, family activities and healthy eating options. Members can also receive savings on products and services for dental, vision and hearing. All products are offered by top national and local retailers.

Looking for Coverage?

Start shopping  with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma today. Review plan options, get pricing and enroll in a plan that meets your needs.

Whew! That’s a lot to take in. If you have any questions, call us at 855-603-1515.

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Originally published 8/17/2015; Revised 2022

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