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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York (BCBSWNY)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
P.O. Box 80
1901 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14240-0080

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York has operated in the Buffalo-Niagara region for over 60 years. Today they are the region's largest provider of health care management products. BCBS of Western New York also teams up with the state government to offer low-cost or free health care to eligible residents.

BCBS of Western New York (NY) Health Insurance Plans

Blue Cross Blue Shield Western New York's plans for individuals and families are run in conjunction with a state-sponsored benefits program. Eligible residents and their families are placed in either the Family Health Plus or Child Health Plus programs. These programs administer full benefits at little or no cost to the customer. Eligibility requirements have to do with income level and residence status. These plans are HMO (health management organization) plans in which customers see a primary care physician who coordinates their health care needs. Here are some details of what is covered in these plans:

* Doctor visits- well or sick
* Prescriptions
* Lab tests and x-rays
* Chemical dependency and mental health treatments (some limits apply)
* Vision, Speech and Hearing services
* Rehabilitative services (some limits apply)

Many of the products offered by BCBS of Western New York are tied to applicant's income and residence status.

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