- How can I view my 2022 plan documents?
How do I renew my dental or vision plan for my dependents or myself?
To renew your dental or vision plan, just continue to pay your monthly bill.
- How do I make a change to my dental or vision plan for my dependents or myself?
When can I make changes to my dental or vision plans? Are there deadlines?
If you want to change to another Blue Shield dental or vision plan or make any revisions, such as adding or removing dependents, you can do so at any time throughout the year. However, to make sure your plan changes are effective January 1, you must submit your changes no later than December 31.
How do I use AutoPay to pay my bills?
You can set up automatic payment with AutoPay℠ regardless of what Blue Shield plan you select. When you renew with Blue Shield your automatic payment will automatically be adjusted with your 20221 monthly premium on your January bill. Your enrollment in AutoPay will continue unless you cancel the service.
Can I apply for financial assistance for a Blue Shield dental or vision plan?
Premium assistance (federal tax credits and/or state subsidy) applies to medical plans only.
If I decide to purchase a new medical plan through Covered California, can I still keep my Blue Shield dental plan, vision plan or life insurance plan?
Yes, even if you decide to purchase a new medical plan through Covered California, you can keep your dental, vision or life insurance plans directly with Blue Shield.
Blue Shield now offers dental plans through Blue Shield and Covered California. You can enroll a PPO or HMO dental plan from our available Family Dental plan options available through Covered California. You will still be able to choose from all our available plans however, our vision plans, and life insurance plans are only available directly from Blue Shield. To enroll in a Family Dental plan, you must have a medical plan from Covered California as well.
If you enroll in a plan sold directly through Blue Shield and a Blue Shield plan sold through Covered California, you will receive a separate bill per health plan provider. You will need to have a separate login to access your plan information in your Blue Shield account. And you will also have to manage separate autopayment programs for your plans.