Changing Health Insurance Providers Shouldn’t Be A Hassle

It can feel confusing to switch to a new health insurance provider. Luckily, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) provides new members with the tools and resources to help navigate that change. You can also use the following tips to reduce or sometimes eliminate the hassle of changing insurance providers.

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What To Do Before Switching

Sometimes, your existing carrier will transfer over medical Utilization Management (UM) decisions, which is kind of like a history of medical decisions made between you and your providers. During this process, there are a few things you can do to make the change as easy on you and your family as possible.

Checklist of Tasks to Do Beforehand:

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What To Do After Switching

Before you know it, your effective date will come. Your member ID and benefit packet will arrive in the mail. What should you do first? Here’s what you can do to start taking advantage of all your benefits.

Checklist of Tasks to Do Afterwards: