What's New in 2014

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Get the most out of Blue!

While it’s important to choose the right healthcare coverage with benefits and rates that meet your needs and those of your family, there is more to health insurance than benefits and premiums. For 2014, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan continues to offer added value in the form of programs and services that were designed with you and your family’s health and wellness in mind.

Incentive Programs

Blue Wellness

Incentives for You!

Take charge of your healthcare decisions and the health of your family with the Wellness Incentive Program . By participating, you can earn rewards on the MyBlue Wellness Card—a debit card that can be applied towards qualified medical expenses.

Weekly Articles

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Could You Have Hidden Asthma?

Posted: 4/17/2014

Fresh-cut grass, blooming flowers, and trees — what may be a welcome sight for some may be triggering “hidden” (undiagnosed) asthma in others. At least 30% of adult-onset asthma cases are caused by allergies. Discover what may be causing your symptoms, and how to treat them, in the Asthma Health Topics Center. Read More

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Recipe of the Month: Grilled Chicken Paillards, Mango Mint Salsa Recipe

Posted: 4/17/2014

With fresh lemon, lime, and mint, this refreshing, high-protein chicken recipe is perfect for a spring night. The following recipe makes four servings. Read More

FEP Blue News

Find savings with your Benefits Statements

We’ve all heard the usual advice to cut costs—skip your daily latté, cancel cable, take lunch to work. Saving money isn’t always that simple, and healthcare costs often get left out of the equation. Your Benefits Statements are available to help you get a handle on your healthcare spending.

How Healthy Are You?

When it comes to your health, you strive to do things right. From eating right to exercising regularly,you make choices every day that add up to a healthier you.

Your Best Self Starts Today

If you could make one small step toward a healthier you this year, what would you focus on? Perhaps you know that you should eat more vegetables. Or maybe you’re always meaning to start a yoga routine but your busy schedule gets in the way. Whatever the change you’re seeking, MyBlue can help.

2014 Dental Benefits

In 2014, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is pleased to announce it will be adding FEP BlueDental to the existing portfolio of benefits available to federal employees.

2014 Vision Benefits

In 2014, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is pleased to announce it will continue to offer FEP BlueVision through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

2014 Benefits & Rates

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan remains a great value and an ideal choice for millions of federal employees and their families.

Coverage of Same-Sex Spouses

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which did not allow federal recognition of same-sex marriages. With this change, legally married same-sex spouses of federal employees and retirees are eligible for healthcare coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), regardless of where they live. Children and step-children of same-sex marriages are eligible as well.

Page last updated: April 16, 2014

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