Encourage your employees to become smart healthcare shoppers.|Encourage your employees to become smart healthcare shoppers.

March 2022

This month, Blue KC welcomed members to a new Find Care experience on the member portal, MyBlueKC.com. Find Care is a cost-sharing estimate and price comparison tool that empowers members to see and compare costs for healthcare. With this tool, members can better understand healthcare expenses before a doctor visit or procedure and avoid billing surprises.

As part of the Find Care experience, your employees also have access to the SmartShopper* program. With SmartShopper, employees can earn a cash reward when they shop for and select SmartShopper-eligible procedures. Yes, it pays to shop for care. And yes, SmartShopper has become a way of life for millions of healthcare consumers.

What kind of procedures can Blue KC members shop for?

SmartShopper enables employers to incentivize members to shop for cost-effective care for common medical services and procedures, preventive exams, imaging scans, and more complex scheduled surgeries.

Examples of qualifying routine care include:

  • Bloodwork
  • MRIs
  • Mammograms
  • Colonoscopies
  • Cancer screenings

Examples of qualifying complex care include:

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Spine surgery

Cashing in on the rewards.

When your employees, or their covered dependents, use a SmartShopper-eligible provider, a reward check will be mailed to them directly. It’s a win win. Employees save money on healthcare services. Employers save on medical costs.

Get smarter about SmartShopper

Every day, SmartShopper proves shopping for health is becoming an increasingly fundamental part of the care experience. Want to learn more about this popular incentive program? Download an overview of SmartShopper here.

An employer playbook with more information regarding Find Care and SmartShopper will be available later in 2022.

*SmartShopper-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.

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