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Alabamians Can Get Short-Term Health Coverage Through 2013

February 13, 2013

BIRMINGHAM – Alabamians who need short-term healthcare coverage can now get Blue Linksm from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama through 2013 without being denied coverage for medical reasons. 

While Blue Link does not cover pre-existing conditions, it helps individuals pay for some of the costs of medical care until more comprehensive health coverage is available through Healthcare Reform or through an employer.

Blue Link is ideal for uninsured Alabamians who are unable to pass medical underwriting for other health plans, in-between jobs, no longer eligible for coverage under their parent’s health plan, waiting for coverage to begin on another health plan, recent college graduates without access to a parent’s health plan, early retirees.

“We realize that many Alabamians may need temporary health coverage until Healthcare Reform requirements go into effect next year,” says Tim Sexton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “We’ve expanded our short-term coverage, Blue Link, to help those who need coverage this year.”

For more information about Blue Link, visit www.Alabamablue.com.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has insured Alabamians for 76 years. Blue Cross offers coverage plans to corporations, individuals and the senior market.  For more information about Blue Cross, visit www.bcbsal.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

 

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for more than 105 million members – one-in-three Americans.  For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit bcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.