Welcome to NHADA's Insurance Blog

Over time we have told you of various benefits and options that come with your insurance coverage, be that health insurance, dental, or any other type. Information on these many features then virtually disappears. We'd like to be sure the details are always accessible to you, thus NHADA's Insurance Blog. Enjoy. New benefits and conveniences come along frequently, so visit here often; what the heck, bookmark it! Of course, your comments are more than welcome.

14 Ways to Save Money on Your Health Insurance

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Savings are in Sight with Blue View Vision

New glasses and contacts are just a few clicks away. Blue View VisionSM members can now enjoy in-network benefits when they order glasses or contacts through Glasses.com and ContactsDirect.

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Three Ways to Kick-Start Your Personal Wellness Plan

It pays to join a fitness center if you are a member in one of NHADA’s pooled Anthem BCBS health insurance plans, or for that matter, to join a health or smoking cessation program.

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Video Visits With Doctors Now Available

When you use LiveHealth Online, you can have a video visit with the doctor of your choice in about 10 minutes or less on your smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam. It's a great way to see a doctor 24/7 to get medical advice, an assessment and even have a prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice, if necessary. When your own doctor isn't available, LiveHealth Online is!

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No Long Waits with LiveHealth Online

LiveHealth Online is a quick, easy way to visit with a doctor on your smart phone, tablet or computer with a webcam. Online visits using LiveHealth Online are a covered benefit under your Anthem health plan. All you have to do is sign up to use it.

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Walk-In Centers, Urgent Care Centers and Retail Health Clinics

You can take care of “minor” injuries or illnesses such as small cuts, earaches, sprains, a cough, a cold or the flu without going to the emergency room (ER) — and save time and money. When you can’t see your doctor right away, or if your doctor’s office is closed, you can choose from a walk-in doctor’s office, an urgent care center or a retail health clinic.* Most are open weeknights and weekends. Use this quick guide to learn the location of each type of facility; the charts contain an “X” in the column to show the type of services each offers. These choices have different services and copays, so please call and ask before you go.
* If you are an HMO member, you should call your primary care doctor’s office or medical group to find out your ER alternatives for urgent care..

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Vital SmartShopper Incentives Added

NHADA has added for all our health insurance subscribers more lab services, making it simple for you to earn even more cash rewards from your Vital SmartShopper program. You can now earn twenty-five dollars for having your lab tests done at a more cost-effective facility like Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, Converge or NorDx each and every time you need lab work. If you have questions, please feel welcome to contact NHADA Field Representative Laurie Churchill by email or call her at 800-852-3372.

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Improved Mobile App Now Available

New features and upgrades make it easier to manage your health plan.

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Northeast Delta Dental Launches the New HOW Program

A healthy mouth is part of a healthy life, and Northeast Delta Dental’s innovative Health through Oral Wellness (HOW) program works with your existing dental benefits to help you achieve and maintain better oral wellness. HOW is all about you because it’s based on your own specific oral health risk and needs. Best of all, it’s secure, confidential, and at no cost.

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SmartShopper Introduces a New Benefit for Lab Services

NHADA has added lab services to your SmartShopper program, making it simple for you to earn even more cash rewards. Effective immediately, you can earn a monetary award for having your lab tests done at a more cost-effective facility.

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Five Tips to Stay Healthy and Save Money

Manage your health care from your smartphone by downloading the Anthem app from the App Store or Google Play. Just search for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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Eating Better and Healthier on a Budget

Ten Tips to Help You Stretch Your Food Dollars

There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. The three main steps are planning before you shop, purchasing the items at the best price, and preparing meals that stretch your food dollars.

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