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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Share your BOLD ideas, questions, and insights with us here and at http://www.ndhealthcareforums.com or visit our blog at www.bcbsnd.com/blueinsight/

10 risk factors of colon cancer

    Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. The good news is that it’s also one of the most preventable. Most people do not look forward to having a colonoscopy. But it’s important … Continue reading

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5 tips to help you pick the right doctor

Picking the right doctor for you and your family is an important decision. A primary care doctor can play a key role in helping to diagnose, treat and manage your family’s health. You will visit or contact your primary care … Continue reading

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What is a deductible?

Health insurance can be confusing. We’re here to help. What is a deductible? Your DEDUCTIBLE is how much you must pay before your health insurance company begins to share costs with you. HOW DEDUCTIBLES WORK After you pay your full … Continue reading

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5 ways to become your own health care boss

While your doctor is the medical expert,  you are your own best advocate. Practicing these five things will help put you in the driver’s seat of your health care. 1. Make health care choices based on information, not fear. When … Continue reading

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Find out if you’re eligible to buy 2015 insurance after February 15 deadline

February 15 was the deadline for North Dakotans to sign up for new Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota individual or family plans to receive 2015 coverage. Most Americans are required to have health insurance this year, or they … Continue reading

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Longer customer service phone line wait times

Our customer service representatives are currently receiving twice as many phone calls as usual. As a result, the wait times that our members are experiencing when customer service are increasing as well. We pride ourselves on delivering world class customer … Continue reading

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Get an online quote, shop for a plan on our website

Did you know that you can get a health insurance quote before signing up for a plan? All you need to do is visit www.BCBSND.com/shop and shop for insurance for individuals or families. You can click on the “Get a … Continue reading

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What you need to know about new IRS tax filing requirement

You are now required to report your health insurance coverage when filing a federal tax return. For the first time this tax season, you must report to the Internal Revenue Service if you, your spouse or dependents had qualifying health … Continue reading

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What is a copay?

Health insurance can be confusing. We’re here to help. Here’s an explanation of an often misunderstood health insurance term and what it means. A COPAYMENT, or a copay, is a set amount you pay when receiving medical care. Patients are … Continue reading

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February 15 is deadline to enroll in 2015 health insurance

If you don’t have health insurance, you have until Sunday, February 15, to enroll in 2015 coverage. If you miss the deadline, you will need to wait until this fall to enroll in coverage that won’t take begin until 2016. … Continue reading

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