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Benefits and Services

Are You Missing Out on Rewards?

Benefits and Services | Health Issues | Posted: 6/19/2014

Have you been taking advantage of your wellness incentives? Remember, you’re eligible for several rewards right now through your Wellness Incentive Program.

Quit with Blue on World No Tobacco Day

Benefits and Services | Health Issues | Posted: 5/14/2014

We encourage all tobacco users to set a quit date on World No Tobacco Day, Saturday, May 31. Quitting smoking is tough, but did you know that there are more former smokers than current smokers in the United States?

Put Me In, Coach!

Benefits and Services | Health Issues | Posted: 4/24/2014

Wouldn’t it be great to have a guiding hand to show you the way toward living your best life? Your wish is our command: Your Online Health Coach can help you with whatever health goal you may have.

Your Best Self Starts Today

Benefits and Services | Health Issues | Posted: 9/1/2010

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

Benefits and Services | Posted: 9/24/2013

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

Benefits and Services | Posted: 9/24/2013

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

Benefits and Services | Posted: 9/24/2013

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.

A Healthy Start for You and Your Baby

Benefits and Services | Posted: 8/21/2013

If you are expecting a new addition to your family, consider breastfeeding your newborn. Human milk provides babies with the perfect balance of protein, sugar and fat for healthy growth.

Coverage of Same-Sex Spouses

Benefits and Services | Posted: 7/18/2013

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.

When you need medical care NOW, where do you go?*

Benefits and Services | Posted: 7/11/2013

When you’re in the middle of a medical crisis, you don’t want to waste time wondering what to do. Take a few minutes to learn whether to head to the nearest hospital emergency room (ER), urgent care center, retail health clinic, or your doctor’s office.

Finding your Baby's Doctor

Benefits and Services | Posted: 6/5/2013

Choosing your baby's doctor is one of the first and most important decisions you will make as a new parent. And there are a variety of Providers who can be a part of your child’s healthcare team including pediatricians and family physicians.

Take some time for your health

Online Tools | Benefits and Services | Posted: 5/13/2013

Have you earned your MyBlue® Wellness Incentives?

If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and start by taking your Blue Health Assessment (BHA). After just a few minutes you can learn more about your health and earn extra money that you can use toward qualified medical expenses!

Benefits of Blue - Q&A

Online Tools | Benefits and Services | Posted: 4/25/2013

On April 17, 2013 William A. Breskin, Vice President of Government Programs held an online webcast explaining how to maximize your health benefits at no extra cost. An archive of the webcast can be viewed by clicking here. Following the presentation, Mr. Breskin answered a series of questions from FEPBlue members. Their questions and his answers are listed below.

Turn a Working Lunch into a Walking Lunch!

Health Issues | Posted: 4/11/2013

Walking is one of the simplest, safest and most effective forms of exercise, but it can be hard to find time in your busy schedule to participate in physical activity. That’s why the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies are sponsoring the seventh annual National Walk@Lunch Day® - to encourage busy people like you to take a walk during your lunch break.

Stay in the Game with Fitness

Benefits and Services | Posted: 3/13/2013

If you’re a basketball fan, you’re likely getting your bracket ready for March Madness. While you may be tempted to sit back and watch the tournament this year, you don’t have to sit on the sidelines. March in place or do some pushups, bodyweight squats, and jumping jacks during the commercial breaks. Better yet, create your own March Madness fitness challenge with your friends, family and co-workers.

Overseas Program Announcement

Benefits and Services | Posted: 3/11/2013

It is our business practice to review partnerships with our vendors every three years. As a result of this review, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan entered into an agreement with a new vendor as a partner for medical assistance including translation/coding and currency conversion for overseas medical and dental claims effective January 1, 2013.

Page last updated: June 19, 2014

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