Employer group clients can shop for a test, scan, or procedure – and earn a cash reward!

May 2023

When last weekend’s sport’s injury requires an MRI, eligible* Blue KC members have a choice.

  1. Go to the imaging center referred by a doctor and potentially pay a higher cost; OR
  2. Shop for an imaging center that offers the same service at a lower cost

Shop for an MRI? Absolutely!

At one time, an order for a test, scan, or procedure meant having it done at the facility the doctor scribbled on a script pad.

Today, Blue KC members* have SmartShopper, which gives them control to shop and choose a lower cost option for more than 90 medical procedures such as an MRI, colonoscopy, mammogram, surgery, or ultrasound. Plus, they can earn a cash reward for doing so! Blue KC members have earned an average reward of $365 per procedure.

Eligible members can access SmartShopper on the member portal at MyBlueKC.com, on the MyBlueKC app, or they can call the SmartShopper Personal Assistant Team at 1-855-476-5027.

How to shop

This brief video and How-To Guide have step-by-step shopping instructions for using SmartShopper. Please share them with your clients and encourage them to share with employees.

Learn more about SmartShopper

  • This SmartShopper FAQ answers many common questions.
  • The experts on the SmartShopper Personal Assistant Team – 1-855-476-5027 – can answer specific questions and help members shop.
  • Members can access SmartShopper at:
    • MyBlueKC.com > Find Care > Find Doctors, Specialists & Hospitals > SmartShopper
    • MyBlueKC app > Find Care > Find Doctors, Specialists & Hospitals > Search Doctors > SmartShopper

* SmartShopper-eligible members include fully insured large and small group members, small group level funded members, and individual and family plan members. Experience varies between ACA and non-ACA plans. SmartShopper is not available to Medicare Advantage members. Self-insured customers can work with their Blue KC Account Representative for more information about offering SmartShopper to their employees.