The cards will be pre-loaded with funds to help pay for health, wellness, and household expenses during the ongoing pandemic.
DURHAM, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced it will issue $200 million in health and wellness retail cards to more than 600,000 eligible subscribers, or households, across the state. The cards will be pre-loaded with funds that will help many North Carolinians pay for health, wellness, and household expenses, including food, during the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Eligible subscribers are those enrolled in individual under 65 and fully insured employer plans, including vision and dental plans. These customers can expect to receive their cards in the mail between October 19 and November 7.
“We recognize the unexpected hardship and uncertainty many of our members face because of COVID-19,” said Tunde Sotunde, MD, Blue Cross NC president and CEO. “At Blue Cross NC, we are committed to the well-being of our members and we want to help them prioritize and pay for their health and wellness during this time.”
Eligible subscribers will receive a health and wellness retail card with a balance between $100 and $500, depending on the products they’re enrolled in.