The more than 40 independent Blue Plans that form the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association work together on a variety of programs and services that lower costs for all members.
A prime example is BlueCard, a program that saved our members nearly $162 million in 2003. Our members may use the BlueCard program to obtain services and have access to more than 90 percent of all doctors and 80 percent of hospitals in the U.S., as well as providers in hundreds of foreign countries. Members simply show their ID card to receive the discounts of the local Blue Plan when traveling outside of Kansas. These providers also file claims automatically for members.
For more details, see the BlueCard information in the Provider Directory section of this site.
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