Blue Cross and Blue Shield FEP Introduces Enhanced Hypertension and Pregnancy Programs, Dental and Vision Benefits and New International Travel Insurance

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Today the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) Government-wide Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program (FEP), announced 2022 benefits available to eligible participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Among the changes include enhanced hypertension management and pregnancy care incentive programs, dental and vision benefits for children and the addition of a discounted supplemental international travel insurance through GeoBlue.

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FEP offers a comprehensive suite of resources to help current and prospective members choose the best medical, dental and vision plan for them and their families, including the AskBlue medical, dental and vision plan finder tools, prescription drug cost tool and health cost advisor tool.

“As we continue to navigate an unprecedented health crisis, Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP health, dental and vision members know they can count on us to make sure affordable and comprehensive health care is accessible no matter where they are,” said William A. Breskin, senior vice president of government programs for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). “With enhanced benefits in all products in 2022, FEP continues its mission to provide unparalleled products and services to our members and their families.”

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FEP 2022 Highlights

New Enhanced Benefit Programs
FEP has engaged a new fulfillment partner to support the Hypertension Management Program, Pregnancy Care Incentive Program and breast pump kit benefit. Members can expect enhanced blood pressure monitors, Pregnancy Care Boxes, breast pumps and milk storage bags.

New Supplemental International Travel Insurance
The addition of GeoBlue, an independent licensee of BCBSA, is available through Blue365 and provides access to a worldwide network of quality health care providers and hospitals, direct payments, 24/7 care coordination and more, ensuring FEP members have comprehensive coverage no matter where they are in the world.

Enhanced Dental and Vision Benefits for Children
BCBS FEP Dental Standard Option will cover Class A (Basic), B (Intermediate), and C (Major) services for children at 100% when these services are provided by in-network providers. BCBS FEP Vision plans will offer a second eye exam, frame and second pair of lenses when a prescription changes for children aged 13 and under.

Updated Dental and Vision Digital Sites
BCBS FEP Dental and BCBS FEP Vision have redesigned the dental and vision websites, which now include enhanced navigation features and dynamic new content to better help members understand and use their benefits. BCBS FEP Dental has also released a suite of new features for its mobile app, which will allow members to view benefit, coverage and claim information, and access their ID card, all in one location.

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