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BCBSNC Promotes Seasonal Flu Shots and Waives Cost to Customers for H1N1 Vaccine
Date:10/5/2009

BCBSNC's annual flu shot program runs through March. BCBSNC will waive deductible and coinsurance payments for H1N1 vaccine.

Chapel Hill, N.C. (Vocus) October 5, 2009 -- Want to stick it to the flu? Get a flu shot. That's the message Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is sending to promote its Stick it to the Flu Campaign.

As part of the campaign, BCBSNC will cover the seasonal flu vaccine for customers with preventive health benefits. Some customers may be charged a copayment, deductible or coinsurance, depending on their specific benefits. BCBSNC is also encouraging customers to get the separate H1N1 vaccine, and is waiving out-of-pocket costs for eligible customers.

"A flu shot takes just seconds and is the most effective way to prevent the seasonal flu or to keep from passing it on to others," said Dr. Don Bradley, senior vice president and chief medical officer for BCBSNC. "We are making it easy for our customers to get their seasonal and H1N1 flu shots by simply visiting their primary care doctor, worksite clinic or participating pharmacist in the BCBSNC network."

Along with its insured customers, BCBSNC administers health plans for companies and organizations that are self-insured (The employer pays BCBSNC to administer the plan). Employees with those self-insured companies should check with their supervisors or HR Department to determine how t
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