IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Office of
Group Benefits now operates from the Claiborne Building
in downtown Baton Rouge.
Live Better Louisiana
is an OGB program that will give Blue Cross plan members resources to
help you better monitor your health, understand your risk factors and
make educated choices that keep you healthier. It's sponsored by Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana at no extra charge to you.
Live Better Louisiana is a game plan for better health. It's a
proactive approach—a way to prevent illness when you can and to manage
any conditions that do appear.
Fill out your Personal Health Assessment (PHA)
This confidential online questionnaire provides you with a
picture of your overall health and measures health risks and behaviors.
It also gives you a personalized risk report and action plan for health
improvement, with recommendations and access to the appropriate
Take your Preventive Onsite Health Checkup
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has partnered with
an industry leader, Catapult Health, to bring preventive checkups to
sites near you all over the state. Soon you'll see a calendar of events
right here where you can schedule a checkup with a licensed nurse
practitioner and technician. You'll get lab-accurate diagnostic tests
and receive a full, printed Personal Health Report with checkup results
Take Charge of your Own Health with a Wealth of Healthful
Live Better Louisiana gives you access to a wide range of
healthful activities—some of which may even be suggested in your
personal action plan. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana also
brings OGB plan members a number of wellness-related Discounts and
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Explore the links below and the
rest of this web page, as well as reading your Personal Health Report.
If your wellness checkup or PHA shows you are eligible for one of the
programs below, a Blue Cross nurse will contact you:
Disease Management: A program
at no additional cost to eligible members that offers health coaching,
prescription incentives, educational materials and caring support.
Conditions addressed are asthma, COPD, coronary artery disease,
diabetes and heart failure. Learn more on our special Disease Management information page.
Case Management: With our
voluntary Case Management program, we want to give you the power to
effectively manage your own healthcare. At the same time, we want to
support all your values and preferences. For eligible members, Case
Management helps you become a true partner in your healthcare and not
just a receiver of services. Learn more on our Case Management page.
Diabetes Prevention Program:
OGB members who are diagnosed with prediabetes or at high risk for type
2 diabetes may be eligible for Prevent, a 16-week diabetes
prevention program from Blue Cross and Omada Health. The Prevent
program is designed to help individuals, including those with
prediabetes, lose weight and make healthier choices. Combining a
professional health coach with an understanding and supportive small
group, a flexible online format and a growing pool of healthy
resources, Prevent is a profound, lifestyle-changing experience.
Primary Care Referral:
Studies show that building a long-term relationship with a single
doctor can improve your health. Your primary care physician (PCP) is
your healthcare team quarterback, coordinating your care and helping
ensure you don't get unnecessary tests or treatments. OGB members who
don't already have a PCP will get help choosing one from the
appropriate Blue Cross network.
Louisiana 2 Step: Are you
ready to do the 2? The Louisiana 2 Step is Blue Cross'
fun, free, motivational program that inspires people to take two simple
steps to better health: eat right and move more. Through an interactive
website and Facebook page, you can get:
- Information on eating right and moving more
- Health tracking tools
- Goal-setting tools
- Guidance for healthy families
- Healthy recipes
- Links to support organizations
Heads Up: Obesity is a
serious problem across the nation, and our OGB membership is no
exception. Statistics show that 14.4% of Louisianians are considered
moderately obese, and 5.5% are considered severely obese.
Are you ready to make a change? OGB is offering a
weight-loss program with two options for members who are obese and are
covered by the PPO health plan or the HMO health plan: intensive
medical intervention or bariatric surgery.
To learn more and begin the first step in the screening
process, visit the Heads Up website. You will be
asked to enter some preliminary information regarding your OGB
membership. The next step will be watching two short informational
videos. After that, if you are eligible to continue and are still
interested, you will complete a more extensive online questionnaire.
Health Condition Guides: You
can take control of your health through knowledge. Learn everything you
can about your general health or chronic conditions to help you make
smart choices when it comes to your care. Find information on asthma,
chronic lung disease, mental health, diabetes, pain management, high
blood pressure and much more.
Text4Baby: Expecting a bundle
of joy? Get FREE tips on your cell phone to help you through your
pregnancy and your baby's first year. Text BABY to 511411 to get
started. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)
Smoking Cessation Trust: Are
you a long-time smoker who's ready to kick the habit? We can help. Blue
Cross has joined the Smoking Cessation Trust to help Louisianians stop
smoking. The trust pays for stop-smoking programs for Louisianians who
need help to quit.
You qualify if you:
- Have been smoking cigarettes since before Sept. 1,
- Live in Louisiana.
You can get:
- Phone support and coaching to help you stop smoking
- Doctor visits to get an exam and to get medicines for
- Group support programs
- Some medicines that could help you quit
If you think you're eligible, get more information today!
1-800-QUIT-NOW is a free,
confidential, 24-hour toll-free tobacco cessation helpline that links
people who want to quit using tobacco with trained, dedicated Quit
Coaches® who help the callers create an individualized plan to quit.
This individualized quit plan includes telephone coaching sessions, Web
coach assistance and self-help materials.
Blue365: Who doesn't love a
good deal? Blue365 offers exclusive health and wellness deals that can
help keep you healthy and happy—every day of the year! With categories
like fitness, apparel, healthy eating, alternative medicine, healthy
living, weight management, experiences, personal care, financial care
and wellness, you're sure to find something to enhance your life.
Blue365 is free to join for any OGB member with a Blue
Cross plan. And you have two ways to participate: sign up for weekly
emails letting you know the latest deal, or just browse the Blue365
Deals website whenever you like.
Healthways Fitness Your Way:
Get fit for only $25 a month. With more than 180 participating gyms in
Louisiana and 9,000 nationwide—including locations of Curves,
Snap Fitness, Spectrum, Anytime Fitness and Foxy's—you are sure to find
one fit for you. Work out anytime and anywhere as often as you like for
just $25 per month.
It's easy to sign up! Just
- Log in to www.Blue365deals.com/bcbsla
(or register for access by following the instructions).
- Under "Browse All Deals" select "Fitness."
- Select Healthways Fitness Your Way "View Details."
- Read all the details, and when you're ready, choose "Redeem Now."
- Just follow the directions and start working out your way!
You can also call 1-888-242-2060 to enroll.
For more information, visit www.bcbsla.com/gyms.
Non-covered Drug Discounts:
Members can save up to 75% on drugs not covered under their health
plan, such as drugs for weight loss, sexual health and cosmetic
prescriptions. Download the coupon »