Many people you help every day may ask you about health care reform. Are you prepared to answer their questions? We're here to help you every step of the way.
When assisting your clients, you may have to explain many new things related to health care reform. We will continue to provide the tools and resources you need to help your customers make the right decisions.
Health care reform is a big step toward increasing access to health care coverage for all Americans. It brings a lot of changes to the benefits you offer your employees. We're here for you to let you know about changes before your health benefit plan renews so you can make the best decisions for your employees.
If you have employees, you have some important decisions to make.
For smaller employer groups, you may choose to:
For larger employer groups, you may choose to:
Talk to your agent or sales representative so you are clear on all of your options.Timeline
So many changes are happening for your patients. Some may be seeking new plan options, some may be happy to keep employer group plans while others may be carrying a health insurance card for the first time ever.
What's happening and when?Timeline
We can help to answer your patients' questions, too.
They can also visit a local Florida Blue Center and speak with a helpful representative face-to-face.
With so many changes, isn't it great that some things will stay the same? Some of the helpful tools you use every day are still available.
Use Availity Login to confirm coverage, benefits and patient financial responsibility.
For more information:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – Provider Resources
American Medical Association (AMA) – Affordable Care Act
Florida Medical Association (FMA) – Legislative Resource Center
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) – Healthcare Partners
Or to ask us a question directly, click Ask a Question button.
Jason Altmire Speaks About Health Care Reform
Jason Altmire, Florida Blue’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Government & Community Affairs talks about health care reform (the Affordable Care Act) and the impacts to providers.