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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (www.bcbsal.org) since 1936 has been trying to provide quality health care to people in a caring manner. It administers health and dental programs for over 3.5 million individuals spread across the state of Alabama and around the country. These individuals are spread over 30,000 business houses that include many of the state’s and country’s largest corporations, and at the same time small businesses employing as few as two people. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama not only provides access to quality health care, it also works for the community. In 1987, it set up the Alabama Child Caring Foundation (ACCF) in order to provide the state’s uninsured children with the health care they require. Moreover, it allows every Alabamian to participate in Emergency Patient Information (EPI), a free service in which participants can store emergency contact and medical information online. For these reasons, it is also known as The Caring Company.

With its headquarters located in Birmingham, Alabama this company employs more than 3,000 people across the state of Alabama. It runs service centers in Montgomery, Huntsville, Mobile and downtown Birmingham. Satellite offices can also be found in Florence, Anniston, Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, Opelika, Dothan, Andalusia, Foley and Selma.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will offer a broad range of health care plans for individuals, families, Medicare beneficiaries and groups. The company also offers plans for long term care and the Federal Employee Program (FEP). You can also have additional services and programs with your health coverage such as Preferred Blue Accounts, Air Medical Services, Baby Yourself, Care Management and Case Management. There may, however, be some Blue Cross plans that do not provide these services. So, it is better if you get in touch with your employer to find out if these are covered benefits under your health plan.

Its Individual Blue Plan A is designed for individuals and families in Alabama. With its Individual Blue Plan B (HSA Qualified), you get high deductible health plan for use with Health Savings Accounts (HSA). The Blue Link plan is a short term coverage for up to six months for individuals in Alabama. Many local and national companies choose Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for their employees’ health care coverage. About 95 percent of Alabama doctors take part in its Preferred Care Program (PMD – Preferred Medical Doctors). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama also offers its Medicare Advantage plans, a Medicare supplemental plan, and a regional Medicare prescription drug plan. Preferred Blue Accounts are employer-sponsored programs that give members the chance to create tax-advantaged health care accounts as governed by the IRS tax code. Another employer-sponsored plan is the Preferred Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) in which you can set aside pre-tax money through payroll deductions for health care needs. With this account, you are to lose any funds that you do not use during the plan.

Address of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama:
450 Riverchase Pkwy East,
City, State, Postal Code: Birmingham AL 35244

 

 

 

 

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