Avoid Price Tag Shock

 

Your employees with a Blue Shield PPO plan can save on healthcare costs by choosing a network provider. Blue Shield negotiates special lower rates with contracted doctors and hospitals. So, when they receive care from these network providers, they’ll have much lower out-of-pocket costs.

Staying in Network

When accessing care, members enrolled in a Blue Shield PPO plan can choose between a network or non-network doctor or hospital. The smart choice is to stay in the network where costs are much lower for covered services – from checkups to X-rays.

Staying in the Network Is Easy

Blue Shield networks are among the largest in California with more than 64,000 doctors and 350 hospitals to choose from.

Out-of-State Care

The BlueCard® Program provides employees with access to 80 percent of physicians and 90 percent of hospitals nationwide – that’s a lot of access to care. If employees call us before they travel, we can provide them with network physician names where they’re going.

 

Tools You Can Use

Remind your employees to stay in the network to help save on the cost of health care. Use the downloadable materials below to encourage them to stay in your health plan’s network.

Desk-drop 4" x 7" (PDF, 51KB) Check-stuffer 4" x 10" (PDF, 46KB)
Flier 8 1/2" x 11" (PDF, 130KB) Poster 11" x 17" (PDF, 50KB)

 

Avoid Price Tag Shock


Change is easy

Educating your employees about the smart ways to save on healthcare costs is easy with any of the materials below.

Desk-drop postcard

Print using a professional printer or send via email.
  • Download and save the file.
    • Take the file to your printer and specify size and paper choice.
  • Copy and save the file as a PDF; then email to your distribution list.

Flier

Print yourself or use a professional printer or send via email.
  • Download and save the file.
    • Take the file to your printer and specify 8.5" x 11" and paper choice.
    • Distribute printed pieces directly to your employees.
  • Copy and save the file as PDF; then email to your distribution list.

Check-stuffer

Provide printed materials to check-processing vendor or request they print them.
  • Download and save the file.
    • Send instructions specifying file name, size and number of check-stuffers to your check-processing vendor.
    • Pre-print professionally and send to vendor to include in paychecks.
    • Insert printed check-stuffers in envelope with paycheck.

Poster

Print yourself or use professional printer.
  • Download and save the file.
  • Print yourself (Check to ensure printer can print on 11" x 17" paper).
  • Print professionally: Send instructions to printer, specifying file name, size, paper choice and amount.
  • Place posters in high-traffic areas like break rooms, cafeterias and other places where employees hang out.