How do I know if my policy covers the flu shot?
The majority of Blue Cross members can get a flu shot without any out-of-pocket expenses. This means you don’t have to pay coinsurance, copayments or deductibles. All you have to do is see a doctor or pharmacy in our networks.
Flu vaccines are included in your covered wellness and preventive care benefits. You may not know that your policy includes an extensive wellness package!
This applied to almost every Blue Cross member with:
If you want to be completely sure that the shot is covered with no out-of-pocket costs, call the customer service number on the back of your ID card or e-mail us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.
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Why should I get a flu shot?
Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in staying healthy this flu season. The flu vaccine protects against the three main flu strains that are expected to cause the most illness during the flu season. Keep in mind the flu spreads easily, so take precautions such as getting your shot, to stay well and protect your loved ones, too!
Where should I get my flu shot?
If you haven’t had your annual check-up yet, schedule it! Your doctor can give you the flu shot while you’re there. Did you know your annual physical is also covered with no out-of-pocket costs? That’s right. The majority of Blue Cross policies cover annual physicals and other wellness and preventive tests without coinsurance, copayments or payment toward your deductible.
If you’ve already had your annual visit, either make an appointment with your doctor or go to an in-network pharmacy offering the shots. The in-network doctor or pharmacy will file a claim on your behalf. You won’t have any out-of-pocket costs!
For a complete listing of in-network doctors and pharmacies, go to our online directory.
Is the FluMist covered too?
Yes, the FluMist ® , or the nasal-spray flu vaccine, is covered the same as the flu shot. Please be aware that it’s not for everyone and not all locations administer it. If you’re interested in the FluMist ®, you may want to talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
For more information on the nasal-spray flu vaccine, you can go the Centers for Disease Control.
Other preventive services covered by BlueCross?
Healthy You … from BLUE !
Getting healthy and staying healthy can be challenging. We make it easier by providing health improvement programs that are tailored to your busy lifestyle! Listed below are some of the wellness programs Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana offers its members.
Visit www.SmartBodies.org to learn more about the program and how parents and educators can request a Smart Bodies visit to their school.
* The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
The Louisiana 2 Step
The Louisiana Step is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s a statewide public health campaign encouraging all Louisianians to eat right and move more. To see how you can eat right and move more, visit www.Louisiana2Step.com.
Educational programs and resources
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s Health & Quality Management Department conducts health promotion activities to empower members to strive for and/or maintain good health. These activities are designed to foster lifestyle changes and are intended to prevent illness and promote more optimum health.
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