Dec. 31 Is The Last Day for Payment to Ensure Coverage for ACA Plans Effective Jan. 1
Individuals who purchased a health insurance plan with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2020, have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, to submit payment for their first month’s premium. This payment deadline applies to all individual and family Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans bought either on- or off-exchange.
If enrollees fail to pay their premiums in time, their coverage may be terminated for 2020.
How to Verify Your Client’s Status
You can log in using the BASES tool to verify which of your clients have (or haven’t) paid their first month’s premium. In the BASES tool, you also have access to your client’s member ID number — this may be helpful for your clients who have not yet paid their first month’s premium. It is important that your clients pay their January premium no later than Dec. 31 in order to have coverage effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Accessing the BASES tool for the first time? Logging in is easy!
Ways to Pay
We offer several convenient ways for members to make payments anytime, anywhere including:
My Health Toolkit®
- Members can pay their premium by logging into My Health Toolkit. If new members have not yet set up a My Health Toolkit account, they can easily register using the “Create An Account” link on www.SouthCarolinaBlues.com. Members can register for an account using their member ID number. If a member has not yet received an ID card, they can still register for an account using their Social Security Number and Date of Birth.
- Members can also download the free My Health Toolkit mobile app and make payments using their smartphone or tablet device.
Pay by Phone
Call our automated payment system 24/7 at 855-404-6752 and select option 1.
Members can visit any BlueCross Retail store to pay their bill or visit our corporate office at 4101 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229 and pay at the payment kiosk.
If you have any questions, please contact your marketing representative.