Get familiar with your BCBSND Member ID card

A member showing her insurance ID card to a doctor

A passport allows you entry into another country. Your driver’s license allows you entry onto public roadways. Likewise, your insurance card allows you access to health care providers.

Your card serves two purposes:
1. Provides proof you have insurance
2. Tells you how much you’ll pay for care

Insurance cards look different for different plans, but they all have the same type of information. Getting more familiar with the acronyms and numbers will help you better understand your benefits and make it easier when you visit a care provider.

Front of card

Member ID card front side
Member ID card front side


The only name listed on the printed card is the primary insurance holder. Covered spouses and other dependents can go to the online portal to find a digital card with their names.


Your unique member number. It’s like an account number.


Depending upon your plan type, this section may include:

Svc Type—types of services associated with this card. If you have dental and vision coverage, you’ll receive a separate card to use for those services.

RxBin and RxPCN—tells the pharmacist how to bill your prescriptions.

Plan Code—more information that helps a provider know where to bill your services.

Office Visit Copay and ER Visit Copay—the amount you owe when you receive care at these facilities.


Information about the cost-sharing amounts associated with your network and family type. Acronyms you might see in this area include: 

Cost sharing terms

DED—If your plan has a deductible, this is the amount you owe for health care services before your insurance begins to pay.

OOP—the maximum amount you pay out of pocket in a calendar year, before your health insurance begins to pay 100% of the allowed amounts.

Network types

INN—in-network providers include all providers who accept BCBS plans.

OON—out-of-network providers include all providers who do not accept BCBS plans.

Family types

Two Person

Back of card

Member ID card back side
Member ID card back side


On the back of your card is information primarily used by the providers you see. However, as a member, you’ll appreciate the member contact numbers in the upper right corner. 

When you receive your card

  • Review it right away. If you spot any errors, call the Member Services number on the back of your card.
  • Treat it like a driver’s license and keep it safely in your wallet.
  • You may receive multiple cards. Take care of them all.
  • If you lose your card, request a new one right away. To request a new card: