Blue Care Network is making it easier and more rewarding to get your flu shot

HMO. Health maintenance organization. To those of us whoIMG_4884 work for or have HMO health insurance, it means that there’s a huge emphasis on preventive care. During the fall and winter, being an HMO member means that you’ll hear how important it is to get your flu shot.

With that said, Blue Care Network is making it even easier and more rewarding for our members to get their flu shot. Why? Because the flu can cause serious problems for millions. For instance, did you know that:

-          It’s projected that up to sixty-three million Americans will get the flu this season.

-          Over 111 million workdays are lost each year to the flu.

-          One study reveals that parents of children under five had flu-related medical expenses ranging from under $300 to about $4,000 and missed between 11 and 73 hours of work to care for their children.

-          Every year, 20,000 children five and under are hospitalized with flu complications such as pneumonia.

How can you protect yourself from the flu? Get your flu shot! All Blue Care Network members can receive a flu shot at no cost, but, should you visit your PCP to get yours, a copay may apply.

 Easier to get:

We want you to be healthy, to prevent illness, which is why we’ve made it even easier for BCN members to get their free flu shot at a participating pharmacy. Even members who don’t have BCN pharmacy coverage can go to a participating pharmacy to get one.

Here’s how to get your free flu shot at the pharmacy:

  1. Contact your pharmacy to see if they provide flu shots on site.
  2. Ask they participate with Blue Care Network
  3. If they do, simply bring the billing information below with you to the pharmacy:
  • Rx BIN – 610014
  • Rx Group – MiBCNRX
  • BCN Enrollee ID (this is on your member ID card)

It’s that simple: Call. Ask. Go.

More rewarding:

We believe that the flu shot is so important to maintaining good health, that all Blue Care Network members 18 and older are eligible to enter a drawing to win one of four iPads.

Here’s how you can enter the drawing:

  1. Visit bcbsm.com/flushotbcn
  2. Fill in the required information
  3. Click SUBMIT

Helpful information:

  • Flu shots are free, but if you get yours at your PCP’s office, copays may apply.
  • You can only enter once.
  • You must be a BCN member who is 18 or older.
  • You may request a paper entry form by calling our BlueHealthConnection® message line at 1-800-637-2972.
  • Entry forms must be submitted online or postmarked by March 1, 2014.
  • Winning entrants will be notified in April 2014. 
  • For more information, call our BlueHealthConnection® message line at 1-800-637-2972. TTY users should call 1-800-257-9980.
  • Blue Care Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employees, spouses and dependents are not eligible for this giveaway.
  • While we highly encourage you to get your annual flu shot, it is not required to enter the giveaway.

What are you waiting for? Get your flu shot today!

 

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  1. Carol Russell 10 months ago

    I received my flu shot on October 11, 2013 at Cabela’s in Dundee, Michigan.

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  2. Carol Russell 10 months ago

    I received my flu shot on October 11, 2013 at my employer, Cabela’s in Dundee, Michigan

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  3. Janice Hebb 10 months ago

    I just got my flu shot , and have been getting them for 5-6 years. Would love to win an ipad.

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    • Robert Daniel Cook Jr 10 months ago

      I’ve been getting then for 14 years, I woudnt mind winning an Ipad iether though I thend to be a little electronicly chalenged

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  4. Robert Ball 10 months ago

    Got my shot,,,

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  5. Robert Ball 10 months ago

    Got my flu shot!

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  6. Kristy Weber 10 months ago

    Got my flu shot!

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  7. Robert Daniel Cook Jr 10 months ago

    I get a flu shot every year. Dont like being sick and its a small price to pay for a little piece of mind

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  8. Karen Sue Bitterman 10 months ago

    Got my flu shot today at work.

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  9. Karen Sue Bitterman 10 months ago

    I got my flu shot today.

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  10. Debbie Spencer 10 months ago

    Got my flu shot 10/21/13

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  11. Norma Piacentini 10 months ago

    Received flu shot last month at Dr. Soulias’ office.

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  12. Mark Hilbrand 10 months ago

    Got my flu shot at work 10-29-13.

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  13. Ruth Reynolds 10 months ago

    Painless.

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  14. Leslie Carsten 10 months ago

    I got my flu shot in September at my dr. office

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  15. James Carsten 10 months ago

    I got my flu shot at my dr

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  16. James Carsten 10 months ago

    I received my flu shot in September.

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  17. Ruth Ann Longjohn 10 months ago

    I received my flu shot on Oct 7, 2013

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  18. Ana Virginia Perez Tolosa 10 months ago

    I receive flu shot with my family in September, thank you!!!

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  19. Alejandro Ayala Rodriguez 10 months ago

    I received the flu shot and my family too!!!! in September thank you.

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  20. john l mckenzie 10 months ago

    This is an entry to win an iPad. I get my flu shot from my family physician.

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  21. Gerald Glowczewski 10 months ago

    Got my shot

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  22. Gerald Glowczewski 10 months ago

    Got my shot as always.

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  23. David Harris 10 months ago

    I have COPD a flu is a must as far as i’m concerned

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  24. debra boykin 10 months ago

    I’m getting my flu shot soon I get it every year at Sinai grace hospital.

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  25. Diane DeMeester 10 months ago

    I got my flu shot at Walgreens.It went quickly!

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  26. James DeMeester 10 months ago

    Sure would like to win a ipad!!

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  27. Diane DeMeester 10 months ago

    I got my flu shot at Walgreens,simple and quick!

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  28. Theresa Lytle 9 months ago

    Received my shot on September 26, 2013. I have been getting a shot for 40 + years now!

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  29. Eliane Zerka 9 months ago

    i received my flu shot on october 30

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  30. Mary Lou Warnke 9 months ago

    I received my flu shot on Friday, November 15th

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  31. Gerald Niebrzydowski 9 months ago

    received flu shot first week of november by my family doctor

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  32. Debra Jean Cosgrove 9 months ago

    I received by flu shot on November 14, 2013 at my doctors office in marshall, Michigan

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  33. Carole Mosher 8 months ago

    I received my flu shot on November 22, 2013 at my doctors’ office.

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