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The BCBSGa Difference

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The health of your business depends on the health of your employees. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia leads your business and your employees to better health with innovative, effective health benefit and improvement programs. With local service and the efficiency of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand, we deliver measurable results and real value─now and for the long term. The value we bring gives you all the advantages of our core strengths, and helps you meet the health benefit needs of your employees and your company. 
Local presence 
Headquarters: Atlanta
President: Morgan Kendrick
Associates: Over 3,000 front-line associates state-wide
Membership: Largest insurer in Georgia with ~3 million members
Serving Georgia since 1937
 
Extensive provider networks 
Largest insurer in Georgia1
PPO: Over 16,000 physicians; Over 169 hospitals2
HMO/POS: Over 13,000 physicians; Over 130 hospitals2
Open Access HMO/POS: Over 14,000 physicians; Over 150 hospitals2
Access to more than 90% of hospitals and more than 80% of physicians across the country through the BlueCard® program3
Access to an extensive retail network of approximately 56,000 participating pharmacies across the country, including most major chains as well as many independent neighborhood pharmacies4
Blue View VisionSM offers access to a convenient, national network of more than 50,000 providers and provider locations. And the network includes the ideal mix of both independent practitioners as well as popular retail locations like LensCrafters®, Target Optical®, Sears OpticalSM, JCPenney® Optical and Pearle Vision ®.
 
Innovative health plans 
Health, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, disability, EAP and wellness programs
A wide range of traditional (HMO, PPO and POS) and innovative Consumer-Driven Health (HSA, HRA and HIA) plans
Mail order pharmacy and generic premium programs
Worksite wellness programs
Discounts on healthy living products and services
 
Integrated care management programs 
Online Health Risk Assessment
24-Hour NurseLineSM
 
Consumer education 
Transparency educates consumers about their health, health care spending and quality including prescription drug and local pharmacy pricing, and facility-specific pricing for common procedures.
Anthem Care Comparison provides access to cost information on nearly 35 inpatient and outpatient procedures and quality measures for more than 160 inpatient procedures.
Zagat Health Survey lets consumers share their physician experiences related to trust, communication, availability and environment.
 
Cutting-edge technology 
Online self-service tools that save time for employers and members 24/7
Web enrollment
Simplified claims processing
 
Service that exceeds expectations 
96.5% of claims are processed in 14 days
99.49% claims dollar accuracy
Member service hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Claims status available 24/7 via telephone or Internet
 
1 Quarterly Provider Count Report 
2 http://www.bcbsga.com/about 
3 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association http://www.bcbs.com/about  
4 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, April 2009 state-by-state pharmacy network participation report  
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