Columbia, S.C. -- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has added new plan designs in its suite of Personal BlueSM individual insurance plans, effective in January 2009, all designed to help consumers balance cost and coverage.
"With increasing health care costs, individuals need new plan designs that help them weigh coverage and cost that is more customized for them. Among an array of options we already offer, we’re now including new designs that give consumers even more choices," said BlueCross BlueShield Division President David Pankau.
The new offerings are called Personal BlueSM Basic, Personal BlueSM Secure and Personal True BlueSM.
All of the plans cover core benefits: preventive services, physician services, outpatient and inpatient hospital services, physical therapy, diabetic supplies and dialysis, home health and hospice, transplants, dental accidents, durable medical equipment, skilled nursing, orthotics and ostomy supplies, and mental health and substance abuse services. They can be enhanced to include maternity, dental/vision and other specialized coverage.
The new products are part of the company’s overall suite of products called Blue SpectrumSM, which features numerous plan options for groups and individuals.
For details on the Personal Blue plans, contact a local South Carolina agent or call BlueCross at 1-800-451-4275.
All BlueCross members benefit from BlueCross’ PPO network, the largest in the state; the BlueCard Worldwide® network that allows in-network access to providers in other states served by other Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies; discounts for a variety of wellness services provided through the company’s Natural BlueSM network, and the online "My Health Toolkit."
Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and its family of companies include more than 20 subsidiaries involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health plan and Medicare contracts, and other insurance and employee benefits services.