Medical Program Updates

NEW PROGRAM – VITALS SMARTSHOPPER

Employees and their families who are enrolled in the OneBeacon medical plan now have access to Vitals SmartShopper. This program helps participants save money on their medical expenses and earn an incentive for doing so. When your physician recommends one of the included medical procedures, SmartShopper will help you find a cost effective location to have it done.

Here’s how SmartShopper works:

  • Your doctor recommends a routine medical procedure or screening.
  • You call the SmartShopper personal assistant team at 866.285.7452 or shop online at bcbsmn.vitalssmartshopper.com.
  • Have the procedure at one of the highlighted SmartShopper facilities.
  • Earn cash and save money on your out-of-pocket costs for the procedure. 

There are more than 50 procedures you can earn cash for with SmartShopper, including CT Scans and MRIs, screenings such as mammograms and even surgeries, including knee surgeries.  And the cash rewards you can earn can vary from $50 to $500, depending on the procedure and where you have it.  A complete list of services can be found here.

The first time you access the SmartShopper website you will need to register for an account. If you select one of the cost effective locations and have your service completed at that location, you will receive the associated incentive via check once the claim has been processed.  

INCENTIVE FUNDING UPDATE

Employees and spouses who are enrolled in the OneBeacon medical plans for 2019 are each eligible to earn incentive funding of $300 into their HRA or HSA for completing the funding requirements between January 1 and November 30, 2019. The deadline for completing the preventative care exam and submitting the online health assessment is November 30th for 2019.

NEW ONLINE HEALTH ASSESSMENT

For 2019, BCBS has transitioned to a new online health assessment through Sharecare. You can access the assessment by logging onto bluecrossmnonline.com. Go to the wellness tab and then you will find the “Real Age” assessment under the Sharecare section. This is the new assessment that needs to be completed in order to receive incentive funding.

ANNUAL PREVENTATIVE EXAM

In addition to the online assessment, you also need to have a preventative exam. You will receive credit for the exam once the claim for the exam has been processed by BCBS.

CHECKING THE STATUS OF YOUR INCENTIVE FUNDING

You can check to see if you have received your funding by logging into your account on hellofurther.com.  If you have any questions regarding the status of your incentive funding, please email OneBeacon.Healthy.Incentives@bluecrossmn.com. They will respond within two business days of receipt of your inquiry.

 

 

Need help finding out about the medical requirements? Read over the Medical Enrollment Guide.

Do you have questions on the dependent audit and Health Care Reform? Are you having issues enrolling? Read over the Benefitfocus page.

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