Blue Cross Newsletter


September 15, 2008 





To: All Blue Cross Contracting Providers
From: Julie Hatesohl, Education Coordinator
Institutional Relations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.
An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

New ID Cards Arriving this Fall, throughout 2009

The most recognized health insurance identification card in Kansas is receiving a new look that makes it even easier for you, your staff and your patients to use.


All Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas members will receive a newly designed ID card between mid-October 2008 and Dec. 31, 2009. A significant number of members, including State of Kansas employees, will have their new ID cards in hand by their Jan. 1, 2009, effective date.


Information on the card will be simple to find and easier to understand. This should help you assure that claims are processed quickly and accurately once we receive them.


Each of 38 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans have collaborated on the new design meaning that 100 million Blue members across the country will soon carry the same, recognizable card. This should make it easier for you to submit claims for someone carrying a Blue ID card from one of our sister plans.


We are encouraging our members to show all their health care providers their new ID card once they receive it, and will provide you tools later this year that can help with that effort. You also will receive information detailing the changes between the new and old ID cards and training opportunities will be provided via our Web site. Please watch for more information.