This post was originally published on February 26, 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and reliability.
If you have an Alberta Blue Cross® Blue Assured® individual health plan, we’ve got great news for you.
Effective March 1, 2020, Alberta Blue Cross® is enhancing the coverage provided through our Blue Assured® plans.
In response to your feedback requesting enhanced prescription drug coverage, we are doubling the Blue Assured® level C optional drug coverage limits from $750 to $1,500 per plan member WITHOUT a rate increase.
Plus, the optional prescription drug coverage module offered under the Blue Assured® plan will no longer terminate at age 65.
This means you can access prescription drug coverage at any age for the duration of your coverage on the plan.
If you have a Blue Assured® plan and want to add or increase its level of optional drug coverage, click here to complete the application form or watch your email or mail for more information.
Recognizing your mental health
To support your mental health, the Individual Assistance Program (IAP) benefit has been added to Blue Assured® extended health benefits level A at no additional cost, with coverage for up to 12 sessions per calendar year.
With this addition to level A, the IAP benefit is now provided through all Blue Assured® plan levels.
The IAP benefit allows you to
- access a wide range of counselling services,
- receive confidential and professional short-term support (and referrals when required),
- meet a broad range of your personal or family needs by phone, in person or online.
To learn more about the IAP benefit, click here.
For more than 25 years, Alberta Blue Cross® has offered individual health and dental plans designed to meet the diverse needs of the Albertans we serve. As your needs have evolved, we have responded to your feedback by evolving our plans to keep pace with your needs, to complement our provincial health care system, and to place a greater focus on promoting your overall wellness.
Please send me a copy of the level C rate sheet from the letter you sent. Effective March 1.
Hi Rose, thanks for reaching out, please complete this request via our contact us form here: https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/contact-us.php. Thank you for commenting!
Good day, I am confused I have NON-GROUP coverage as well as the Blue Assured plan (I think) I am paying $88.00 dollars for something to ABC.
I did not receive a card for the Assured plan.
How do I find out what coverage I have and what plans I have other than NON-GROUP ?
Thank you: Michael A Kovacs.
Hello Michael, thanks for your question. Your should be able to find your coverage by logging in to our member siteor app. There you can see your billing information and a digital version of your ID card. Please let us know if you have any trouble finding this information, and if you need further assistance, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-661-6995.
Hello Rose, as anything been added to my pan C?
do I fill out any paperwork for the added coverage?
It depends on what plan level you have. If you were already on plan C, you will not have to fill out any paperwork, it is automatic. If you are on level A or B drug module, you will need to call us at 1-800-661-6995 to upgrade.
I’m on plan C. Some drugs prescribed in 300mg capsules are covered while the same drug in 600mg capsules are not. I find this very odd. Will this situation change with the new extended coverage?
Blue Cross needs to cover Dexcom and Free Style Libre sensors for diabetics.
Blue Cross covers ambulance for diabetics who have insulin reactions but with the Free Style Libre diabetics don’t have insulin reactions. There is a net benefit to Blue Cross as one emergency call for an ambulance due to insulin reaction would cover the cost of the sensors for one year. The economics is there and available for Blue Cross to examine.
Coverage depends on they type of plan you have. If you’d like to look into what options you have, please give us a call at 1-800-661-6995 or reach out via the contact us page on our website.
I am sorry but I think this web site is horrible! I can never find anything I want to know about. We are on plan B blue assured but can not find anything to tell me what coverage we get.
Hi Myrna, we appreciate your feedback and thank you for your patience. We’ve sent you a direct message with more information on using our website, please check your email 🙂
lyrica and nexium namebrands are not covered at all under group C. Is there a form or something fill out to get possible coverage? generics are not effective for me for these 2 meds.
Hi Kim, we will require a bit more information on your plan to help answer this question. Please contact us via our contact form here so we can chat with you directly. https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/contact-us.php
Hello, just received an email and a letter indicating my Individual Blue Choice Plan was being terminated but Blue Assured Plan was available. After leaving 3 voice mails asking for clarification, I’m trying here. Please have someone call or email me so I can talk with someone on this. Thank you.
Hello Bruce, please email us at email@example.com with your contact information and member ID and we can help you with this. Alternatively, please call us directly at 1-800-661-6995. Thank you