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Employer News | December 2014
Employer News | December 2014

Medicare Members to Receive New ID Cards

CMS regulations require that we send new member ID cards when there’s a change to any of the benefits listed on the ID card. Due to a change in the ER copay, impacted Medicare members will receive new ID cards.

Medicare members have started to receive ID cards and you may receive questions from your employees. 

Important Notes:

  • Medicare members who no longer have coverage with us or changed plans for January 1, 2015, may still receive a new ID  card, which may confuse them. 
  • Medicare members, who changed to a different Excellus BlueCross BlueShield plan, will also receive a new ID card.
  • To determine their correct ID card, members should compare the copay on the ID card to their 2015 Summary of Benefits.

Please contact your broker or account consultant with any questions.


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