For Your Benefit provides useful information to group plan members to help them make the most of their benefits.
In winter 2019, For Your Benefit switched to an online format with articles posted on our blog. You can now share these articles on social media.
- Winter 2018 - Introducing the new Alberta Blue Cross ID card, Does your plan include Managed R&C amounts?, Protect your benefits plan from abuse, Embrace the chill on Winter Walk Day 2019!
- Summer 2018 - You can now go further with Alberta Blue Cross's My Benefits app, We've enhanced online claiming options, connect with us,involved in your community, It's now easier than ever to find providers who direct bill.
- Winter 2018 - Check provider eligibility before your next visit; Helping you optimize; Connect with us; Life & Disability Services; Lending expertise on CLHIA cyber security panel; Involved in your community.
- Summer 2017 - Changes coming to the Alberta Blue Cross member site; Do you know which providers are ineligible?; Reward yourself for improving your health; Your claim submission options; Connect with us.
- Spring 2017 - Do you know which providers are ineligible?; Changes coming to the Alberta Blue Cross member services web site; Orthotics, orthopedic footwear, surgical stockings and breathing monitor claim submission requirements; Get online with us!; Connect with us.
- Winter 2017 - Alberta Blue Cross welcomes initial findings of government dental review; Do you know which providers are ineligible?; Get online with us!; Join us for Winter Walk Day 2017 on Wednesday, February 1; Payment rates for dental claims adjusted for 2017; The Alberta Blue Cross Dental Schedule; Alberta Blue Cross Usual and Customary dental fees; Get the most out of your dental benefits; 2016 Healthy Communities Grant Program recipients; A reminder about our Maintenance Medication Program.
- Summer 2016 - Supporting our plan members; Introducing the Maintenance Medication Program; Is your health provider eligible?; Alberta Blue Cross introduces direct billing for psychology services; Reiterating the value of dental plans in the face of Alberta's high dental costs; Tap into the convenience of online access to your claims and benefits; Managing obesity.
- Spring 2016 - Reward yourself for improving your health; Your electronic booklet and Benefits at-a-Glance; New adults get new cards; Many different ways to submit your claims online.
- Winter 2016 - Submit a claim on the go; Be healthy, get rewarded; A strong brand, and even stronger global alliance; New orthotic, surgical stocking and orthopedic footware claim submission requirements coming March 1, 2016; Payment rates for dental claims adjusted for 2016.
- Fall 2015 - A new online resource to promote wellness with a twist!; Alberta Blue Cross sponsors diabetes education expos; Protect your personal information by protecting your password; Alberta Blue Cross partners with Preventable; Botox and Xeomin prescriptions now require special authorization approval; Introducing paperless benefit booklets and Benefits at a Glance
- Spring 2015 - Shining a light on fraud detection; Plan member information is just a tap away; One of Alberta’s “Most Loved Brands”; Monitoring provider claims for potential irregularities; Provider lookup with Google map coordinates; Removing providers from our eligibility list; Botox and Xeomin
prescriptions soon to require special authorization approval
- Winter 2015 - Payment rates for dental claims adjusted for 2015; Protecting the financial well-being and sustainabilityof your plan; Alberta Winter Walk Day 2015; Give our mobile app a try; Do you reside outside of Alberta?
- Summer 2014 - Investing in healthy communities; The member services web site: making your life easier; Submit your dental claims online; How to find a provider who direct bills; One of Alberta's most loved brands; Check out our redesigned web site - now mobile friendly; New adults get new cards.
- Spring 2014 - Protect yourself and your benefits from fraud!; How to view your claim totals report; Make the most of your dental benefits; New adults get new cards; Have a question about your coverage?; Connect with us.
- Fall 2013 - Member services web site redesigned; Working with health providers to enhance direct billing for you; Avoid a "Page not found" error when visiting our web site; Round-the-clock member services: What drugs are covered under my plan?; Get moving and join us for Alberta Winter Walk Day 2014.
- Spring 2013 - Alberta Blue Cross enhances our online claim submission service; When will you be eligible for your next dental checkup?; Plan member survey; Government of Alberta announces changes to provincial health programs; New adults get new cards; Connect with us.
- Winter 2013 - Find a provider who offers direct billing; Understand your dental benefits; Does your massage provider meet new eligibility requirements?; At your fingertips 24/7; Blue Advantage listing continues to grow; Group up and get moving this winter: join us for Alberta winter Walk Day 2013.
- Summer 2012 - New online claim submission option enhances plan member experience; Access information about your claims and benefits 24/7; Does your provider offer direct billing?; Enjoy savings with Blue Advantage!; New adults get new cards.
- Winter 2012 - Understanding your dental benefits; Do you have massage therapy coverage?; Enjoy savings with Blue Advantage; At your fingertips 24/7; Enjoy the convenience of paperless claim statements; Participate in Alberta Winter Walk Day 2012.
- Fall 2011 - Introducing paperless claim statements; Direct billing expanded to include massage therapy benefits; Claims and benefit information 24/7; Your role in the battle against health care fraud; Have you checked out Blue Advantage yet?
- Summer 2011 - Show your card and enjoy the convenience of direct billing; Travel plans; Access the Alberta Blue Cross secure web site today; Direct billing opportunities; New cards for new adults.
- Winter 2011 - Show your card and enjoy the convenience of direct billing for optical, chiropractic and physiotherapy claims; Blue Advantage brings added value to your plan; Want a secure personal electronic health record for you and your family?; Understanding your dental benefits; Travelling to Cuba?; Access our secure web site today.
- Summer 2010 - Direct billing for chiropractic claims; Cosmetic procedures no longer eligible expenses through Health Spending Accounts; New Cuba travel insurance requirement now in effect; Access the Alberta Blue Cross secure web site today; Enjoy direct deposit of your claims payments; Are you using the Health & Wellness Companion yet?
- Winter 2010 - Enjoy the convenience of direct deposit of your claims payments; Are you using the Health & Wellness Companion yet?; Protect your health this flu season; Access the Alberta Blue Cross secure w