Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama 

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Summary of Benefits

UAH offers eligible employees a choice between two medical plans for coverage: Traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).   Administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, both plans have the same network access and provider discounts.  Also, both plans offers FREE preventive services at no cost share to the employee.  

Health PlanPPO
Preferred Provider Organization
HDHP
High Deductible Health Plan
Premiums Higher Lower
Deductibles Lower Higher
Members Cost Share
after deductible is met
Copayments + Coinsurance Coinsurance Only (20%)
Tax-favored Accounts Healthcare FSA

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Plan Summary PPO Plan Summary HDHP Plan Summary
Summary of Benefits
and Coverage 

PPO Summary of Benefits
and Coverage

HDHP Summary of Benefits & Coverage
Summary Plan Description  PPO Summary Plan Description  HDHP Summary Plan Description 
Claim Form Medical Expense Claim Form  Medical Expense Claim Form

Transparency in Coverage

The link below leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal
Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed
amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to
allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plan
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Employer EIN: 63-0520830
https://www.bcbsal.org/web/tcr

Interactive Health Plan Decision Tool

Choosing a health plan is a major financial decision just as significant as a large purchase.  Resources are available to help you determine which health plan would be the best for you and your family.  Plan Select is a simple tool to help you select the right health plan.  

Plan Select Interactive Tool - Start Now!

How are the Plans Different?

Premium Cost | Plan Comparison | HDHP and HSA FAQs


Use Your Health Plan Coverage To Access COVID-19 Tests

On January 10, 2022, the Biden administration announced that at-home, self-read COVID-19 tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022, will be covered by health insurers. This means you will have easy access to these tests and your health plan will cover them up front or reimburse you. Health plan participants are now eligible to obtain up to eight at-home COVID-19 testing kits every 30 days for each covered person in your household at your local pharmacy or online as needed, as long as the tests are not used for required employment testing or for resale purposes. The University of Alabama in Huntsville with BCBS has a network of pharmacies that will bill these at-home COVID-19 tests and process them at $0 to you.


Health Management Benefits

Weight Loss Program

Wondr Health 

In partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, the Wondr Health program is a simple online program that uses informative videos and learning tools to teach you how to lose weight and improve your health.  It is available via your desktop, laptop or mobile device.

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Diabetes Management 

Program Comparison 

 
Livongo 
 
Virta Health Type 2 Diabetes Reversal
 

This voluntary disease management program, Livongo, offers a new approach to diabetes management that combines the latest technology with coaching. ​Program participants will receive a free Welcome Kit which includes: a cellularly connected glucometer, unlimited test strips and lancets, lancing device, and carrying case.  Participants can also take advantage of unlimited coaching and tons of support through the smartphone and web applications.

Impact on Livongo

How to Enroll:  Go to welcome.livongo.com and click “Join Now” or call Livongo Member Support at 800-945-4355
 
Use registration code UAHUNTSVILLE 

 

Virta Health offers clinical treatment to reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes safely and sustainability with no medications, starvation, or surgery. Virta is a medically supervised, research-backed treatment proven to reverse type 2 diabetes through nutrition ketosis. Virta’s treatment is done online, and patients are medically supervised as they lower A1C, eliminate diabetes medications, and lose weight. Virta includes medical supervision, a personal 1 one 1 health coach, tools for biomarker feedback, on demand resources, and an easy to use mobile and desktop application.

Virta is available to UAH employees and covered dependents between the ages of 18 and 79 who are enrolled in the UAH  health plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

How Virta Works

How to Enroll:  Go to www.virtahealth.com/join/uas.  It only takes 5 minutes to start the application process now to find out if you qualify.  

Learn More:  Virta Health Communications

 


Teladoc

Teladoc | Teladoc Mobile | 855.477.4549

Employees who are currently enrolled in a medical plan have access to Teladoc, a great health benefit that lets you talk with experienced doctors anytime, anywhere.  Teladoc gives you 24/7/365 access to U.S. board-certified and state-licensed doctors through video or phone visits.  Click here for more information.

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International Travel

BlueCard Worldwide Service Center | BlueCard Worldwide Brochure | Summer Travel Plans

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


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.


Web and Mobile App Features

Getting Started | Online Tools | Mobile App

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama offers a variety of features through their web and mobile app tools.  myBlue Cross and the mobile app contains a Virtual ID card feature.  They also allow members to find participating providers and compare or estimate costs for medical treatments by using the Treatment Cost Estimator.