Health Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Online: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama | Email: Customer Service | Phone: 800.292.8868

Health Notices

Health Care Reform |  Notice of Health Information Practices | Health Insurance Model Notices  


Summary of Benefits

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama offers employees coverage with Preferred Medical Doctor Services (PMD) and a PPO out of state network.  For a detailed information and exclusions, please refer to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Summary Plan Description below.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage 2014 | Summary of Benefits, 2014 | Summary Plan Description 2012 

Claim Forms

Medical Expense Claim Form |Prescription Drug Claim Form

International Travel

When traveling outside the United States, Faculty and Staff will have access to healthcare providers and emergency medical services through the BlueCard Worldwide®Program. For more information regarding claims processing and to search for a provider or hospital, click here.


Definition of Eligible Dependents and Required Documents

The University requires all regular full-time employees to carry health insurance as a condition of employment. Waiver of this policy may be granted for those who provide evidence of substantially equivalent coverage through another group or an individual policy. Enrollment must occur within the first 30 days of employment or within 30 days of a family status change (marriage, divorce, birth, death, or loss of coverage). Coverage may begin the effective date of employment or the first day of the following month.

Open Enrollment

Health Insurance Open Enrollment is held between mid-October through mid-November each year with changes to be effective January 1st. Individuals wishing to add or delete dependent coverage due to a change in family status (marriage, divorce, birth of children) may do so outside of open enrollment within 30 days of the status change.


Employee and UAH share the cost, with UAH contributing a fixed amount each month toward the single and family contracts. Employee contributions are made from pre-tax dollars meaning no state or federal taxes are paid on premiums.

Medical Insurance Premiums for 2014 Plan Year
Type of Coverage Total Monthly Premium Total Bi-Monthly Premium UAH Pays Bi-Weekly Employee Pays Bi-Weekly
Single $452.00 $226.00 $196.00 $30.00
Family (salary less than 20k) $1,002.00 $501.00 $416.00 $85.00
Family (salary 20k - 40k) $1,002.00 $501.00 $361.00 $140.00
Family (salary over 40k) $1,002.00 $501.00 $321.00 $180.00