News from the Blues

News from the Blues

News from the Blues

March 25, 2020 | Group

News from the Blues
*COVID-19 Resources

Encourage your clients to check our website regularly for updates to our COVID-19 information. They’ll find coverage information and trusted sources to help them stay informed.

More information is available at our Connect online community and our social media sites: Facebook Leaving site icon and Twitter Leaving site icon.




Ancillary Coverages and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our commitment: While the COVID-19 situation is ever-changing, our commitment to our customers remains the same. We are constantly working on their behalf and will continue to review and process ancillary insurance claims on an individual, claim-by-claim basis.

Our ancillary coverages include life, short- and long-term disability, accident, critical illness, vision and dental.

Informational materials and resources hotlines: Materials are available to help answer questions and give general guidance around COVID-19 and our ancillary products. Additional support and resources hotline are available for all ancillary customers.

Review the materials and hotline contact information

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BenefitWallet COVID-19 Employer and Member Outreach
BenefitWallet communicated its COVID-19 updates to employers and began account holder outreach last week. See the full notice Leaving site icon delivered to employers on March 18.

Key Messages
  • BenefitWallet Service Center Hours: Effective Thursday, March 19, the hours of operation for the BenefitWallet Service Center changed to Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 MT.
  • Self-Service Options: BenefitWallet account holders can avoid longer-than-average Service Center wait times by using the self-service options available through Leaving site icon or the mobile app.
  • Debit Card Usage: Account holders with debit cards should use them for all eligible purchases. This is especially important for members with an FSA and/or HRA. Most BenefitWallet debit card purchases are automatically processed at the point of sale and won’t require any further action from the member. This can help mitigate any claim processing delays that may occur during this time.
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Help Small Group Renewal Kit; Due Dates for Renewal Paperwork
Check out our Small Group (1-50) Renewal Kit for all the tips, tools, forms, paperwork deadlines and product information you need to renew your small groups.
Next deadlines:
Help Use Convenient One-stop Service Center on Blue Access for ProducersSM
You can easily manage all these functions when you log in to Blue Access for Producers and click the Producer Services link:
  • Commission statements, schedules and inquiries
  • Producer of Record (POR) updates
  • SEP training affirmation
  • Electronic Funds Transfer updates
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*This article, or a similar version, is being shared with employer groups in the BlueVISION newsletter.

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