Health Insurance 101

Get tips, overviews and insights on all things related to health insurance.

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What is Health Insurance?

Over time, health insurance has become complicated. This video provides a high-level overview of the basics—in language we all understand.

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Your BCBSND Member ID Card

Get familiar with your ID Card to better understand your benefits and make it easier when you visit a care provider.

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Making sense of your EOB

What does it all mean? We'll help you take a closer look at your Explanation of Benefits, or EOB.

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Traveling with BCBSND Insurance

Prepare for travel, both inside and outside the United States, and know what tools are available to you should you need them.

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Tiered-networks: How they work

What is a tiered-network health plan and how does it save you money? Get a summary here.

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5 ways to save on prescription drug costs

Ask your doctor for a 90-day supply of your meds to save you money at the pharmacy. Learn four more ways to save on prescriptions.

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Free health plan perks you many be passing over

What are you leaving unused in your health plan? Take a look at the hidden perks.

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What to know about precertification

Precertification is a process that validates the medical need for a service or procedure. Certain specific services and procedures require precertification to qualify for benefits.

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What happens when a claim is submitted?

BCBSND has quality programs that measure timeliness and accuracy to ensure claims are processed correctly.

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How to Pay my Bill

Options available to make monthly premium payments.