April 21, 2011
By Tom Canty, VP & GM Sales, Empire BlueCross BlueShield
What’s the difference between a co pay and co insurance? What does it mean if a doctor is ‘out of network’? How does a Health Savings Account work? Understanding your coverage and benefits should be a top priority. That’s why Empire BlueCross BlueShield has developed interactive eTutorials to help you get the most from your health plan.
The Basics of Health Insurance eTutorial can be viewed at empireblue.com/basics, and the Web Overview eTutorial can be viewed at empireblue.com/guidedtour. When you log on, you can:
See what different doctors and hospitals in your area charge for common surgeries and how often they are performed
Find a doctor
Take a health assessment to see how healthy you are and print a report to share with your doctors
Personalize your health record and put your medical information in one place
Work with a personal health coach who can help you manage an illness or condition
View videos of common surgeries being performed
Find discounts for local gym memberships, eyeglasses, weight loss programs and more
Here’s to your health!