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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:

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.

2018 Plan Updates
Beginning January 1, 2018, we'll implement changes to our health plans. These changes will ensure that our plans continue to meet the ongoing requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while continuing to provide high-quality, affordable health coverage options. We're also excited to soon offer new plan options. Learn more.

Coming in 2018: Updates to Our Prescription Coverage
Beginning January 1, 2018, we're making changes to medications we cover for medical plans with pharmacy benefits, and Medex®' plans with the three-tier pharmacy benefit. Learn more.

New Information Security Certification
We're proud to announce that our main systems processing, hosting and exchanging members' personal health information have earned Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. This validates our commitment to meeting key health care regulations and protecting our members' sensitive private health care information. Learn more.

Low-Cost Generic Drug Benefit
Did you know that if your plan includes a mail service pharmacy benefit, covered employees can get a 90-day supply of select generic medications for only $9 when filled through Express Scripts? Learn more.

Pharmacy Benefit Update for Statin Medications, Effective December 1, 2017
To comply with new United States Preventative Services Task Force recommendations, we're updating our statin medications benefit beginning December 1, 2017. In this update, eligible employees will no longer need to pay a copayment for certain statin medications. Learn more.

Changes to Imaging and Sleep Management Programs for Medicare Advantage Members
We're improving the management of imaging and sleep services for our Medicare HMO and Medicare PPO members in an effort to increase the quality and efficiency of these services. Learn more.

Get Your Flu Shot
We make it easy for members and their families to get vaccinated. This flu season, we're offering a range of provider, workplace, and pharmacy-based vaccine locations. Coverage depends on the plan type and the nature of the care received. Learn more.

The Ovia Pregnancy App Helps Guide Members Through Their 9-Month Adventure
We're partnering with Ovia Health, an independently owned and operated company, to share Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts maternity benefit information with your employees through the Ovia Pregnancy app. Learn more.

ACA Member Months Coverage Report Available for ASC Accounts
All of our Administrative Services Contract (ASC) accounts will have access to a tax reporting service, which follows the Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines. As part of our continual efforts to provide service enhancements, we will once again give you the choice to have us run your Member Months Coverage Report at no cost. This service is available to ASC accounts for the 2017 tax year. Learn more.

We Surpassed Medical Loss Ratio Requirements for 2016
For the reporting year of 2016, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts won't issue rebates, as our loss ratio exceeded state and federal requirements for all market segments. Learn more.

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