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New York State Health Insurance Program

At BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, we’re always looking for ways to help our members get and stay healthy. That’s why we’re proud to introduce new benefits for our 2020 NYSHIP plans.

New for 2020

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$0 preventive Rx drugs

Over 600 brand and generic medications available at a $0 copay.

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$0 telemedicine copay, including pediatric care

Enjoy access to Telemedicine hosted by Doctor On Demand®. Connect with a doctor 24/7 using your mobile device or computer.

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$0 pediatric primary care physician visits

Sick and well visits for children age 19 and under available at a $0 copay.

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$25 urgent care copay

We reduced the amount you pay out of pocket when you visit an urgent care center.

Additional highlights

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$500 wellness debit card

Use your wellness debit card for products and services including fitness centers, health food stores, massage therapy, and more!

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Away From Home Care®

You or your dependents may obtain coverage through another participating BlueCross and/or BlueShield’s HMO plan when you are away from home and out of your regular service area. Guest memberships are helpful for:

  • Students attending school out-of-state
  • Families residing in different service areas
  • Long-term travelers on work assignments or retirees with dual residencies
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Hearing-aid benefit

Our hearing-aid benefit, administered through TruHearing®, covers one routine hearing exam per year with a TruHearing provider. Coverage also offers hearing aids for $699 or $999 per unit (one per ear per year on specific models).

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TruHearing® is a registered trademark of TruHearing, Inc. TruHearing is an independent company that administers the routine hearing exam and hearing-aid benefit. Doctor On Demand® is a separate company that provides telemedicine services to BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York members.