BlueCard® Program Reminder


The BlueCard Program links participating health care providers and the independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans across the country and around the world through a single electronic network.

BlueCard enables our members to obtain health care services while traveling or living in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) service area.

It is important to check eligibility and benefits on these Blue Card members to determine if you are eligible to treat them for non-emergency services. Check the BlueCard Manual for information related to “suitcases” as listed on the card and their meaning.

For example, currently, we have Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) members living in Texas and they may have a Blue Advantage PPOSM or Native Blue PPOSM plan. However, their cards indicate a suitcase with PPO inside which means BCBSTX PPO providers can see these members under the Blue Card Program.

Refer to the BlueCard Program page on our website for more information.