Thank you for being a
Blue KC member
At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City we believe in putting our members first. We want to help you feel prepared to make healthcare decisions during open enrollment.
Open Enrollment Period is from November 1 – January 15.
Renew with Blue KC by December 15 for a January effective date.
When you're thinking about your health plan choices, make sure to:
Search drugs by name
Drug lists and tiers may change during the year. Check if your covered prescription drugs have changed.
Sign up for Auto Bill Pay
Stay covered with automatic monthly payments. Set up automatic bill pay by:
Log into MyBlueKC.com > Go to Pay My Bill > Click Manage Payments
Go mobile with the MyBlueKC app
Find in-network care, review your claim status and get your virtual member ID card on the go. Learn more and download the app.
More reasons to choose an Individual and Family plan from Blue KC
Get the healthcare you need from the safety and comfort of home or when you’re traveling. Services include 24/7 Urgent Care visits and scheduled behavioral health therapy. Members can connect anywhere using the Blue KC Virtual Care app.
Save money on qualified healthcare procedures and earn cash rewards when you shop and choose cost-effective, eligible procedures. You’re empowered to be a savvy customer of healthcare by shopping, getting estimated pricing, comparing procedure locations, and making informed decisions.
You’re rewarded for taking care of your health. Eligible members qualify to earn a $25 digital gift card for completion of the annual preventive visit. For members with a family plan, the reward includes adults and children, so a family of two adults and two children would qualify for $100 in rewards.
Rx Savings Solutions
This free program can help you lower your pharmacy costs by automatically searching for the lowest prices on prescription drugs. If a price is lower than the standard pricing used by Blue KC’s pharmacy benefits manager, you’ll receive an alert to notify you of the potential savings.
We have diabetes prevention and management services included in our plan benefits. You get a cellular meter, unlimited strips (if you qualify), remote monitoring with emergency outreach and one-on-one live coaching sessions.
Mindful by Blue KC
Blue KC is thinking differently about coverage and care, enhancing the behavioral health services provided in member health plans. Mindful by Blue KC is a behavioral health initiative dedicated to reducing the stigma around behavioral health, while making behavioral healthcare accessible and affordable.
Chronic Condition Management
Healthy Companion supports members with chronic health conditions by providing access to resources and one-on-one support. Tools and resources include educational reminders, online tips and clinical support. Members with these conditions are automatically enrolled:
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Stress and Anxiety
- Heart Disease
- Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure
Members can take advantage of exclusive deals and discounts on health and lifestyle products and services. Simply register and shop online.
Top brands include:
- QualSight Lasik
- Jenny Craig
Blue KC has reimagined the healthcare experience with Spira Care.
We combined health coverage with advanced primary care to make healthcare easier and more affordable. Spira Care is healthcare that makes you feel better about healthcare.
Spira Care is a unique combination of care and coverage all in one. Your Blue KC Choice Plan gives you exclusive access to nine Spira Care Centers for your advanced primary care needs.
Spira Care Centers offer a wide range of advanced primary care services for patients of all ages including newborns, infants, children adolescents, adults and seniors.
Spira Care Centers offer:
- Advanced Primary Care
- Behavioral Health Consultations
- Chronic Medical Condition Management
- Diabetes Education and Health Coaching
- Digital X-Rays
- Lab Draws
- Routine Preventive Care
- Sick Care
If you are enrolled in a Blue KC Choice Plan with Spira Care and haven’t visited a Care Center yet, we invite you to come in. One visit and you’ll experience the kind and caring staff, the ease and convenience of an appointment, and the affordability of having access to advanced primary care at no additional cost1.
1Blue KC members enrolled in plans (without a Health Savings Account) with exclusive access to Spira Care Centers will have no costs for any procedure provided at a Spira Care Center. Blue KC members enrolled in plans (with a Health Savings Account or HSA Eligible) with exclusive access to Spira Care Centers will have an affordable charge for services. Preventive services are covered at 100 percent.
Have questions about open enrollment?
We have answers. Here is helpful information for some of the most frequently asked enrollment questions.
Open enrollment period (OEP) is when you can select or change your medical, dental, and vision benefits for the upcoming year. For 2024, OEP is November 1, 2023 – January 15, 2024.
If you decide to change to a different Blue KC plan, please make your selection by December 15, which will ensure your plan is effective January 1, 2024. Plan changes made between December 16 and January 15 will be effective February 1, 2024.
You aren’t required to change your plan unless it’s no longer offered. It’s important to review your coverage options each year. Prices and plan coverage, along with lifestyle and individual health, are constantly changing. You should make sure your existing plan is still the best for you in terms of coverage and cost.
Blue KC Individual and Family plans include automatic renewal. If you miss the opportunity to renew or change to a new plan, don’t worry. You will be automatically renewed into similar coverage for 2024 with no lapse in coverage. But it’s important to not rely on automatic renewal. While the coverage you will be automatically renewed into will have similar coverage, your cost and coverage details may be different than your current plan, so review your options carefully.
Before the start of OEP, determine what coverage you’ll need in the coming year. Consider:
- Are your prescriptions and preferred providers covered under your current plan?
- Did you take full advantage of your plan in 2023?
- If your plan includes Spira Care, are you getting the most out of its exclusive access to Spira Care Centers? (See “My plan includes Spira Care. What is this and how do I renew it?” below)
- Do you have upcoming health needs (surgery, medication change, etc.) or changes to your medical history or family situation that require more or less coverage?
- Which benefits are most important to you?
You also need to know how much you want to spend. It’s important to consider the full annual cost of coverage, including premiums, co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses
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