Administrative Fee for California Paper Bills - Begins July 1, 2007
Starting July 1st,
Blue Cross of California health insurance members who receive paper
bills will see a $2 administrative fee on their bills. Blue Cross is
sending information with June, July and August bills that lets members
know about this fee and gives them a short form to fill out if they want
to avoid this fee by signing up for the
Checking Account Automatic Premium
Payment program. Below for your convenience is the brochure
with the Monthly Checking Account Automatic Premium Payment
authorization form, so you can be proactive with your policy if you
currently are billed via paper bills.
To initiate a monthly premium payment
plan via credit card or auto-deduction from a checking account, please
complete this form
and fax to Blue Cross or to our office at 888-758-2122.
administrative fee does not apply to Tonik members, regardless of how
they pay their premiums.
Remember, postage goes
up again on May 14th - another great reason for you to stop paying their
bills the "old fashioned way!" If you sign up for automatic premium
payments, you will avoid the administrative fee, avoid the increased
postage cost and won't have to worry about missing a bill payment.