PROVIDENCE, RI (November 26, 2018) – Blue
Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is offering a variety of
medical and dental health insurance plans with a focus on value, wellness and
convenience for the 2019 open enrollment period. Families and individuals who
do not receive health coverage from an employer have the opportunity to enroll
in a 2019 plan until December 31, 2018. With three local Your Blue Store
locations, Rhode Islanders can easily meet with a Blue Cross representative
face-to-face to choose the best plan for their needs.
Highlights of 2019 Blue Cross medical plans include:
The opportunity to earn up to $500 per household in wellness
Access to a wide network of local providers as well as options
for national coverage.
Free in-network well visits, flu shots and other preventive
Free educational programs on asthma, diabetes and smoking
Discounts on CVS branded health-related items.
Customer service by phone seven days a week and in-person
assistance at Your Blue Store locations in East Providence, Lincoln and
“The plans we are offering for 2019 include an enhanced emphasis
on value and convenience and reflect feedback from Rhode Islanders,” said
Melissa Cummings, BCBSRI’s executive vice president and chief customer officer.
“Our three Your Blue Store locations, wellness incentives and free services and
educational information were all designed to help members take charge of their
With a continued focus on wellness in 2019, BCBSRI plans feature
programs, technology and
tools that meet members where they are:
Doctors Online –
Blue Cross’s telehealth solution connects members with a doctor anytime – 365
days a year, 24 hours a day. A great, convenient option for common
symptoms and conditions.
Earn rewards for healthy activities –
Blue Cross’s wellness program, powered by Virgin Pulse, allows members to earn
up to $500, per household, in incentives by completing various healthy
activities. Members can also save 20 percent on CVS brand health-related
Information just a finger tap away
- At the doctor’s office (or anywhere), members can check benefits, view claims
history or find nearby specialists. Download Your Blue Touch RI from the Apple
App Store or Google Play.
Your Blue Wire
– Members can sign up to receive secure mobile messages about their health and
health plan on a mobile device. They can receive benefit updates, money-saving
tips and reminders about tests and screenings.
A face-to-face opportunity
To learn more about BCBSRI’s health plans in person, Rhode
Islanders can visit Your Blue Store retail locations in East Providence at 71
Highland Avenue (Highland Commons), in Lincoln at 622 George Washington Highway
(Lincoln Mall Shopping Center) or in Warwick at 300 Quaker Lane (Cowesett
Corners). Store hours are:
Monday and Thursday - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
from October 20 through December 29)
For more information, visit bcbsri.com/individual/shop or call
(401) 459-5550, 1-855-690-2583 (my0blue) or 711 (TTY users).Rhode Island’s open
enrollment period runs through December 31, 2018.