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Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina began its journey in 1946
after entering into a contract with the United States government.
Now, after nearly 60 years, it serves about one million South Carolinians.
Mostly on account of the growth of its government programs, the
company now boasts of 12,000 employees. Having earned honors as
a top employer for the state, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
has also won several national and regional awards, including a bronze
award for its online pre-certifications from the World Wide Web
Health Awards in 2005. The company has offices throughout South
Carolina, as well as in Virginia, Florida and Texas. It continues
till today to research new products and bring quality service and
health coverage choices to its customers.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina offers a wide range of
health plans to its customers. These include:
BCBS HMO Plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina offers
HMO plans that are likely to suit your needs. When you become a
member of an HMO, you choose a primary care physician who coordinates
all of your medical needs and has the ability to refer you to other
health care providers in the network. An HMO is an inexpensive way
for receiving quality health care for you and your family.
BCBS PPO Plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina has PPO
plans, which allows you greater flexibility while choosing your
physicians. You wonâ€™t have to get a referral
from a primary physician in order to visit a specialist or other
healthcare provider in the network.
BCBS HSA Plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina also offers
Health Savings Account (HSA) plans. With these plans, you can pay
pre-tax dollars into a special savings account. You can then use
money from this account to pay your family's medical bills. These
HAS plans have high deductibles and are designed to help cover costly
illnesses or injuries.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan, usually known
as the Federal Employee Program or FEP, is the largest private health
insurance contract in the nation. This program offers a variety
of health plans for eligible federal employees and retirees. It
continues to be the most popular choice of federal employees and
retirees. Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina administers the
plan in the state, and its FEP division consistently ranks first
in the nation for customer service.
If your employer uses BluesEnrollSM, managing your benefits becomes
easier as you can take the help of Internet technology to access
all your company's benefit information. This plan is available to
employers with 50 or more employees who have BlueCross plans. It
is also much more convenient because instead of filling out stacks
of forms, you just need to enter your information one time, in one
place. It reduces your chances of making errors and you can access
BluesEnroll by using the Internet from your home, office or where
available, even an on-site touch screen kiosk.
Address of the company: Blue Cross Blue Shield
of South Carolina, P.O. Box 100300, Columbia, SC 29303-3300.