Extra Health and Wellness Benefits | Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

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Extra Health and Wellness Benefits

Part of the ‘advantage’ to having a Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage plan is the benefits offered above and beyond standard health insurance. The availability, cost and level of coverage can vary from plan to plan, so check with your Benefit Administrator or Summary of Benefits about your options. Here are some of the extra health and wellness benefits offered with our plans.

SilverSneakers® Fitness Program

Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage plans include the SilverSneakers Fitness Program to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Members have access to thousands of participating locations across the country. Some locations even offer group exercise classes led by trained instructors at select locations.

For more information, and to find SilverSneakers participating fitness locations:

  • Visit SilverSneakers 
  • Call 1-888-584-7389 TTY 711, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET.

Blue Cross®, Blue Shield® and the Cross and Shield Symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

SilverSneakers® is a wellness program owned and operated by Tivity Health, Inc., an independent company. Tivity Health and SilverSneakers® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Tivity Health, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

Wellness Solutions With Member Rewards 

The Member Rewards Program gives Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage members a healthy and easy way to earn up to $100 in gift cards from national and local retailers. You receive a gift card of your choice for completing Healthy Actions throughout the year. Here are some of the Healthy Actions you can complete once per year:

  • Annual flu vaccine
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Fall risk assessment
  • Retinal eye exam

The Healthy Activity Portal is a website owned and operated by HealthMine, Inc., an independent company that provides digital health and personal clinical engagement tools and services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Vision

Your Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage plan may include coverage for vision services and provide an allowance toward frames and lenses or contact lenses. 

Dental

Coverage for preventive and comprehensive dental care is available through some Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage plans. 

Hearing

Through our partnership with TruHearing®, some Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage plans provide coverage for routine hearing exams as well as allowances on hearing aids. Check your Summary of Benefits for details about what your plan covers. Visit TruHearing or call 1-844-207-1685 TTY 711 to speak with a hearing consultant. They are open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., local time.

TruHearing is a registered trademark of TruHearing, Inc., which is an independent company providing discounts on hearing aids.

Over-the-Counter

Your Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage plan may provide coverage for over‑the‑counter (OTC) drugs and other health‑related pharmacy products. Members may select these item(s) from a catalog and have them shipped directly to them.

Convey Health Solutions, Inc. Convey Health Solutions, Inc. is an independent company that provides administrative services for over the counter supplemental benefits for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Nurseline

Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage plan members can call a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get help with health concerns and general health tips. Call 1-800-631-7023 TTY 711.

Transportation

Your Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage Plan may include routine transportation to and from your medical appointments.

Meals at Home

Your Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage plan may provide coverage for nutritious meals for a limited period after you are discharged from the hospital to aid in your recovery.

Blue365® Available to All Members

Blue365 offers premiere premier health and wellness discounts to BCBSTX members and it is free to join.

You can find savings like:

  • Discounts on exercise clothes and shoes
  • Discounted gym memberships and fitness aids like Fitbits
  • Savings on eye exams, glasses, contacts, and hearing aids
  • And more…

Check the Blue365 website regularly for the most current discounts.

Blue365 is only available to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) members with active health plan coverage. Members who do not have active health plan with BCBSTX will not be able to register on the Blue365 website.

The relationship between Blue365, its vendors and BCBSTX is that of independent contractors. Blue365 is a discount program available to BCBSTX members who have medical coverage with BCBSTX. This is NOT insurance. Some of the services offered through Blue365 may be covered under your health plan. Please refer to your benefit booklet or call the customer service number on the back of your ID card for specific benefit information under your health plan. Use of Blue365 does not affect your premium nor do costs of Blue365 services or products count toward your plan deductible, calendar year or lifetime maximums. Discounts are only available through participating vendors.

BCBSTX does not guarantee or make any claims or recommendations regarding the services of products offered by Blue365 and its vendors. You may want to consult with your physician prior to use of these services and products. Services and products are subject to availability by location. BCBSTX reserves the right to discontinue or change this discount program at any time without notice.