The number of uninsured children in 2003 was 8.4 million - or 11.4 percent of all children.
Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina (BCBSSC)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina P.O. Box 100300
Columbia, SC 29303-3300
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has grown a lot from their one-client days providing for Uncle Sam. In 1949 they received non-profit status and began to sign doctors around the state to promote their coverage. They have been growing ever since. As the world has modernized, so have they. In 2005 they won a Bronze WWW Health Award for their online pre-certification option, which quickens the approval process by allowing medical professionals to obtain authorization almost immediately. BCBS of South Carolina offers families plenty of options when it comes to keeping their loved ones healthy.
Health Insurance Options from BCBS South Carolina (SC)
Their coverage plans vary in deductible and premium costs, leaving no one out of the mix. Plans currently offered include:
Personal BluePlan 1: Small co-pay for doctor's visits, preventive care (including child immunizations to age 7) and prescription drug coverage is available. Deductible is lower than other plans. Optional maternity, accident coverage and dental is available
Personal BluePlan 2: Identical to Plan one, except that doctors' visits and child well-care are not covered, and to receive preventive care you must meet your deductible. Maternity, accident coverage and dental coverage is optional.
Personal BluePlan 3: This plan is primarily for hospital coverage, namely E .R. and hospitalization. Mammograms are covered, and dental coverage is optional.
Personal BluePlan 4: A limited plan with in-patient hospital coverage only.
All plans offer a choice of co-insurance amounts (from 10-30%).
Additional Health Insurance Options from BCBS South Carolina (SC)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina also offers members a consumer-driven option through its Blue Health Fund. In addition, they have discounts on cosmetic dentistry, vision and LASIK, weight-loss programs, massage and acupuncture, hearing aids and even allergy supplies. With BCBS South Carolina's many coverage options and generous benefit packages, it is no wonder they have consistently received positive ratings from the largest ratings companies.
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