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PEBA Perks

If the State Health Plan is your primary health insurance coverage, PEBA offers value-based benefits at no cost to you at network providers and pharmacies. These benefits can help make it easier for you and your family to stay healthy.

 

Colorectal cancer screenings

Colorectal cancer screenings, both diagnostic and routine, are provided at no cost to members at in-network providers for State Health Plan primary members. Covered screenings include colonoscopies and a fecal occult blood test. Routine colonoscopies and fecal occult blood tests are covered within the age ranges recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Coverage includes the consultation, generic prep kit, procedure and associated anesthesia. The State Health Plan also covers an early detection take-at-home test to eligible members at no cost for routine and diagnostic colonoscopies. Please note that if you choose a non-generic prep kit, additional charges will apply. Any associated lab work as a result of the screening may be subject to patient liability. Visit your in-network provider to find out which screening option is best for you.

 

Coming Attractions: maternity management

If you are a mother-to-be, you are encouraged to enroll and participate in the free maternity management program. Medi-Call administers PEBA’s comprehensive maternity management program, Coming Attractions. This program supports mothers throughout their pregnancy and post-partum care. It also assists with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit infants or other babies with special needs until they are one year old. Once enrolled in the Coming Attractions program, expectant mothers will receive educational materials throughout their pregnancy and the baby’s first year of life. Sign up for the program to learn how to receive an electric or manual breast pump from a contracted health care provider - at no cost to you. You do not have to wait until you have seen your physician to enroll in Coming Attractions, and enrollment is easy.

 

To enroll:

  1. Visit StateSC.SouthCarolinaBlues.com and log in to your My Health Toolkit® account. Select Wellness, then click on Health Coaching. From My Activity Center, click on Assessments and complete the available maternity health screening, which is listed as MM Maternity Screening.
  2. Or, call Medi-Call at 803.699.3337 or 800.925.9724 to talk to a maternity nurse to complete a maternity health screening.

 

Flu vaccine

The flu vaccine is available at no charge to all members whose primary coverage is the Standard or Savings plans. Members may get the shot from an in-network pharmacy for a $0 copayment. If a member receives the shot in an in-network doctor’s office, the flu vaccine and the administration fee will be paid in full; however, any associated office visit charges will be processed according to regular Plan coverage rules.

 

Tobacco cessation

The research-based Quit for Life Program is brought to you by the American Cancer Society and Alere Wellbeing. An expert Quit Coach® will support you over the phone and online as you follow a Quitting Plan customized to your needs. Quit for Life is offered at no charge to State Health Plan subscribers, their covered spouses and covered dependent children age 13 or older. For eligible members age 18 and older, the program also provides free nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches, gum or lozenges, if appropriate.

 

Your Quit Coach may also recommend that a doctor prescribe a tobacco cessation drug, such as bupropion or Chantix, which is available through the State Health Plan’s prescription drug coverage. Chantix and bupropion are provided to Savings Plan and Standard Plan primary members at no cost to the member when obtained from an in-network provider. Enrollment is easy.

 

To enroll:

  • Call 866.QUIT.4.LIFE (866.784.8454) or visit www.quitnow.net/ScStateHealthPlan to enroll in the Quit for Life program. After your eligibility is verified, you will be transferred to a Quit Coach for your first call.

 

Stress management program

Stress is a factor in all of our lives. We can’t avoid it, but we can take steps to reduce it and lessen its potential harmful side effects. A new stress management program is now available to State Health Plan members. This program offers techniques and support to help members effectively manage and reduce stress levels. For

additional information, go to StateSC.SouthCarolinaBlues.com and log into My Health ToolKit®. Select the Wellness tab and click on Health Coaching. You can self-enroll in the program there or by calling BlueCross at

855.838.5897.

 

Weight management program

Weight loss can improve your health right away. But weight loss can be challenging. That’s when a personal health coach can help! You can learn ways to beat temptation and see that small steps can add up to big results. When you enroll, you will receive information about weight management and a confidential survey that will help a registered nurse tailor the program to meet your needs. Enrolling is easy. For additional information, go to StateSC.SouthCarolinaBlues.com and log into My Health ToolKit®. Select the Wellness tab and click on Health Coaching. You can self-enroll in the program there or by calling BlueCross at 855.838.5897

 

Information on previous PEBA Perks can be found here.

 

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