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Carrier Updates

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is offering members with an effectuation date of March 1 a one-time extension to pay their binder payments (i.e., their first premium payments). Premiums must be paid by Friday, March 11. 

You can find a list of customers who have not paid their bills by using the BASES tool. As a reminder, the BASES website data is updated every Tuesday and Friday. If you have not used the BASES tool, please look here for instructions on how to access and use the online tool.
 
Payment Options
Members can make a payment: 

Note: To avoid wait times, please encourage your clients to pay online through My e-Bill. BCBSSC is still experiencing high call volumes on their customer service phone lines.
 
As a reminder, the federal government will impose a full tax penalty for most individuals who do not have coverage in 2016. If the individual purchases coverage with an effective date after March 1, 2016, they could face a prorated fine when filing their 2016 federal taxes.