Let’s face it. Medical procedures are not on the usual list of things people shop for online. SmartShopper is changing that.
SmartShopper provides value times two when employees of your eligible group clients1 shop for medical procedures, save money for choosing a cost-efficient provider, and receive cash rewards for doing so. For eligible groups, SmartShopper is already available on the member portal at MyBlueKC.com in the Find Care section.
How SmartShopper works
When a Blue KC member shops for and chooses a cost-effective, in-network provider for a doctor-recommended procedure, Blue KC in partnership with SmartShopper passes on a percentage of the savings to the member. The member will receive a check from SmartShopper approximately six to eight weeks after their procedure.
SmartShopper by the numbers
Since Blue KC launched SmartShopper six months ago, eligible Blue KC members have been pleasantly surprised by how much they’ve earned in rewards for shopping.
|Average Blue KC reward||$365|
|Rewards delivered to Blue KC members||Over 470|
|Total amount of Blue KC rewards||Over $98,000|
|Eligible Blue KC members who have used SmartShopper||22%*|
|Blue KC members eligible for SmartShopper||Over 270,000|
What are Blue KC members shopping for?
In the past six months, Blue KC members have shopped for these procedures.
- Top-shopped procedures: Mammogram, colonoscopy, surgery, MRI, ultrasound
- Procedures with highest medical bill savings: Colonoscopy, MRI, cataract removal, surgery, knee replacement
Encourage clients to promote SmartShopper to their employees
A variety of resources are available to clients now, with more to come throughout the year. Please share these with eligible clients. They also can request resources from their Blue KC sales representative.
- Member Story Newsletter Copy
- Member Story Flyer
- Preventative Care Newsletter Copy
- Preventative Care Flyer
- Know What You’ll Pay Newsletter Copy
- Know What You’ll Pay Flyer
- You Have SmartShopper Toolkit
Learn more about SmartShopper
You and your clients will find answers to the questions we hear most often in this FAQ. For more information, please contact your Blue KC representative.
1SmartShopper-eligible members include Fully Insured Large and Fully Insured non-ACA Small Group members, Small Group Level Funded members, and non-ACA Individual and Family Plan members. Self-insured customers can work with their Blue KC Account Representative for more information about offering SmartShopper to their employees.