"Get In" Initiative Educates Arizonans About Open Enrollment Beginning Nov. 15

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Provides Useful Resource to Arizonans Shopping for Health Insurance

PHOENIX, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nine out of 10 people are unaware they can enroll in health insurance starting November 15, according to the recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. To help educate Arizonans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching a new program called, “Get In!” on Nov. 10. It is designed to encourage Arizonans to get interested, to get informed and to get involved in making their health insurance selection. For useful information about open enrollment or purchasing health insurance coverage, please visit GetInformedAZ.com. To download raw footage from this video for your own broadcast use, visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fnbpkhrisx72ehm/AAApXjJhaBADkl53blYHxrBZa?dl=0 GetInformedAZ.com will serve as the hub for information by providing useful links and answers to commonly asked questions regarding health insurance coverage. The website will be a convenient resource offering tips for selecting a plan, featuring at-a-glance comparisons, providing definitions of health insurance terms, and explaining how to qualify for financial assistance, along with many additional tools. “With 75 years of service to Arizonans across the state, our members and community rely on us to be a trusted advisor, especially during the open enrollment time frame,” said Jeff Stelnik, senior vice president of BCBSAZ. The ‘Get In!’ campaign aims to demystify insurance and equip consumers with information so they can choose the best health insurance plan for themselves and their families.” In addition to the information on the website, the “Get In!” campaign will include a series of community outreach events hosted by BCBSAZ to further educate consumers about their options during open enrollment. The next open enrollment period is Nov. 15, 2014 through Feb. 15, 2015. Following are some important dates to keep in mind: If you apply between: Your coverage is effective: Nov. 15, 2014 – December 15, 2014 Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 16, 2014 – Jan. 15, 2015 Feb. 1, 2015 Jan. 15, 2015 – Feb. 15, 2015 Mar. 1, 2015 About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest Arizona-based health insurance company. The not-for-profit company was founded in 1939 and provides health insurance products, services or networks to 1.3 million individuals. With offices in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson and the East Valley, the company employs more than 1,300 Arizonans. Follow BCBSAZ at www.facebook.com/bcbsaz or on Twitter at @bcbsaz to get information on health and wellness as well as a knowledgeable perspective on health insurance reform, and to become a part of what we’re doing in your community. D11829 11/14 Video – http://youtu.be/EqnHFPkDWSI Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141114/158815 SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

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