New Virtual BlueSM plan provides high quality, high value virtual care
Blue Shield is excited to announce the launch of Virtual BlueSM, their new virtual-first plan. Virtual Blue addresses the healthcare needs of today (and tomorrow) by giving members access to a unique, top-quality span of online medical, behavioral, and specialist doctors.
Visit the Virtual Blue page for a deeper look at the ways a virtual plan can benefit your clients and their employees.
Employer groups can leverage the advantages of Virtual Blue for key outcomes, such as:
- Improved retention by providing a popular experience for employees and meaningful benefits like expanded mental health access.
- Employees spend less time traveling to appointments and sitting in waiting rooms (which can be up to 50% of any given in-person visit).
- Lowering healthcare costs by encouraging deeper utilization of primary care services and avoiding unnecessary ER visits or other health issues down the road.
Virtual Blue plans feature $0 unlimited virtual care visits. In-person care cost shares vary by plan, and in-person access to care is available through Tandem PPO network in California and via BlueCard when outside of the state.