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Employer Newsletter - IAI

Important Administrative Information (IAI) is a quarterly mailing that delivers the latest news about Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts products and services to employers and consultants.


Current Editions:

Upcoming Changes to Summary of Health Plan Payments Statements
Due to new requirements issued by the Massachusetts Division of Insurance, beginning February 1, 2018, we'll send updated Summary of Health Plan Payments statements to members. Learn more.

Your Employees Are Getting Access to More Dentists
Beginning January 1, 2018, Dental Blue® members will be able to get service from nearly 122,000 dentists, and 300,000 provider locations across the country through our Dental Blue National Network. This new network is one of the largest in the country, and is nearly twice the size of our current national network. Learn more.

New "My Pharmacy Options" Program for Commercial Accounts with Pharmacy Benefits
Starting January 1, 2018, Express Scripts®' will begin a promotional mailing campaign encouraging the use of mail service delivery. Learn more.

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy Is Now AllianceRx Walgreens Prime
One of the specialty pharmacies in our retail network, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, has changed its name to AllianceRx Walgreens Prime. AllianceRx Walgreens Prime delivers specialty pharmacy services to individuals with complex medical conditions. Learn more.

New Prescription Drug Product For ASC Accounts
We are pleased to announce the introduction of Smart90, a new 90-day at retail pharmacy product, for our ASC clients beginning in 2018. Learn more.

Telehealth Provider Fee Change Account Update
Our contracted provider network rates are updated periodically. As a result of a recent update, the American Well standard medical visit fee will increase by $10, to $59. This impacts our discounted member rate, increasing it from $39 to $49 effective on January 1, 2018. Learn more.

Introducing ahealthyme Rewards, the Wellness Program that Rewards Healthy Decisions
We're pleased to introduce our new wellness incentive program, ahealthyme Rewards®', powered by Virgin Pulse®', an independent company. ahealthyme Rewards helps Blue Cross subscribers improve their health and well-being, while helping your company expand its culture of health—fully funded by Blue Cross. Learn more.


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