In order to provide transparency on the cost, cost-sharing and deductible of a service, when BCBSND receives a request for a good faith estimate for a covered service from a provider or a member prior to the service being provided, BCBSND will issue an advanced EOB to the member that includes the following:
- Provider network status
- Contracted rate
- Good faith estimate from provider
- Good faith estimate of cost-sharing
- Various disclaimers
The advanced EOB will be distributed to the member and will be available in electronic and paper formats.
Who it applies to: Fully insured group health plans, self-funded group health plans and individual plans—including all grandfathered plans.
Effective date: Effective date is pending further rulemaking.
Action required: No member or employer group action is needed at this time; action will depend on rulemaking.