Watch for your 1099-HC Tax Form in the Mail

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts and Health Plans Inc. (HPI) recently mailed Massachusetts 1099-HC tax forms to plan members who were enrolled in 2018 health insurance benefits through UMass Memorial Health Care. This form is required for filing Massachusetts state income tax returns! New this year: You can request an electronic copy of the 1099-HC form from your carrier. Simply log onto your account on the BCBSMA or HPI website to submit a request for your electronic copy of the tax form. Questions: Contact Blue Cross Blue Shield at 800-932-8323 or Health Plans, Inc. at 844-998-6642.

Keep Your Smile Bright; Book a Dental Health Visit!

If you are enrolled in a UMass Memorial Health Care dental plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), did you know that both the base and high option plans cover your periodic exams, X-rays and cleanings at 100 percent when you see a participating dentist? Need to find a provider? It’s simple! All you need to do is visit the BCBS MyBlue website and follow the prompts to search for a dental provider. Questions? Email or call the Benefits Contact Center at 508-334-8511.

Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO Members: Have You Selected a PCP Yet?

If you’re enrolled in the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Network Blue HMO medical plan, choosing a primary care provider (PCP) is required for this plan. Note: If you don’t have a PCP on file, your claims may not be paid. To select a PCP, simply select a provider online or by calling the hotline:

  • Visit com/findadoctor: Log in and click on Find Medical Care, then choose Primary Care Provider/Provider of Choice. If prompted, select HMO Blue New England as your network.
  • Call the BCBSMA Provider Selection Service hotline at 800-821-1388.

After you choose a doctor, it’s important to call the practice to make sure it’s accepting new patients. Next, notify BCBS by calling the number on your medical plan ID card so they can make note of your primary care provider on your record.

Got Your Health Covered? Preventive Care Key to Your Well-being

Did you know that when you see your physician on a regular basis, you are likely to receive preventive services in a timely manner? Your physician may recognize and treat medical conditions before they become serious – keeping you healthy! When you visit in-network providers, your medical plan fully covers preventive visits and many related services. Examples of covered services include routine exams, immunizations, labs, X-rays and clinical tests for you and your covered family members. (Refer to your plan documents for specific coverage details.) Questions? Contact Blue Cross Blue Shield at 800-932-8323 or Health Plans Inc. at 844-998-6642.

Take Advantage of Blue Cross Blue Shield Wellness Benefits!

If you’re a member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO or PPO medical plan, you’re eligible to receive up to $150 annually toward fitness memberships and weight loss programs. BCBS will reimburse you up to $150 each calendar year for eligible costs you pay for health club membership fees or for fitness classes taken at a qualified health club. You can also receive a reimbursement for up to $150 each calendar year for costs you pay to participate in qualified weight loss programs. A qualified weight loss program is a hospital-based weight loss program or a non-hospital-based weight loss program designated by BCBS. Submit a fitness or weight loss reimbursement form.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Members: Download New MyBlue App!

MyBlue app (003)Are you subscribed to a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) medical plan? If so, have you tried the MyBlue member app yet? It’s a simple, secure and convenient way to access your health care information quickly and easily. Simply download the free app (available for both Apple and Android) and use the information on your BCBS member ID card to create your account today! When you use the MyBlue app, you can access an interactive ID card, get access to your recent claims history, and much more. For more information, read the flier, contact Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Services at 800-932-8323, or visit