2024* Plan Highlights:
With a new year comes exciting changes to bring groups and members better coverage and greater peace of mind. Take a look at what’s to come for 2024:
*Subject to DFS approval
- NEW ThriveWell℠
Introducing ThriveWell, a digital home base dedicated to engaging teams in health and wellbeing. Our partnership with Virgin Pulse** will give employees the tools to make small everyday changes to their wellbeing that are focused on the area they want to improve the most. They’ll build healthy habits, have fun with friends, and experience the lifelong rewards of better health and wellbeing.
ThriveWell will be embedded in all small group plans, offering rewards of up to $200 per subscriber and $200 per spouse, or domestic partner, for a total rewards payout of up to $400 per plan year.
**Virgin Pulse is a separate company and offers a digital wellbeing service on behalf of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
- NEW Virtual Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal (MSK) Management ***
Members receive virtual access to a holistic team of specialty medical doctors, physical therapists, health coaches, and nutritionists. Virtual physical therapy visits will be covered in full (subject to deductible, where applicable), and included as a telemedicine service.
*** Pending final contract between the parties
- NEW REACH Kidney Care
Our Care Management team is partnering with REACH Kidney Care, a kidney health management program designed to benefit members along the continuum of kidney disease, specifically targeting members with Stage 4 & 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD). At no cost to members, REACH will provide one-on-one, individualized care management, both in-person and virtually, to help members navigate their health in a way that best fits their life.
- Acupuncture at PCP Cost Share
Introducing a lower PCP cost share option that will help make acupuncture care more accessible and affordable. Acupuncture visits will now be covered at the PCP cost share, limited to 10 visits per year (subject to deductible, where applicable). Previously covered at Specialist cost share for Small Groups, this update applies to all Non-Standard plans, excluding Deductible Non-Standard A plans.
- $0 Outpatient Mental & Behavioral Care
We’re committed to lowering the total cost and other barriers to care for our members. Beginning in 2024, outpatient mental and behavioral health services, including substance use support, will now be covered in full. This applies to all Non-Standard plans that have a PCP copay, or plan coinsurance, for these services (subject to deductible, where applicable).
Please contact your broker or Excellus BCBS Account Manager or Account Service Consultant with any questions.