BCBS companies support member health from home

Published April 29, 2020

While Americans of all ages are susceptible to contracting COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people with serious, underlying health conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Such conditions include diabetes, obesity, heart conditions and more.

The latest Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health of America report shows that people who exercise just five or more times a month decrease the prevalence of both behavioral and chronic medical conditions, which could otherwise lead to serious complications should they contract COVID-19.

With gyms, community centers, and other fitness related services closed across the country and most Americans facing stay at home orders, the need for home-based wellness solutions has never been greater. BCBS companies across the country are providing members and their communities with any array of virtual health and wellness related classes.

Virtual fitness classes

Wellness coaching

  • BCBSLA is offering free wellness coaching videos on their Facebook and YouTube pages. Videos include their "Romaine Calm and Carrot On" series, which provides nutritional advice from on-staff registered dietitians, as well as virtual "chats" with a doctor.
  • Blue Shield of California is now offering access to their Wellvolution platform to Medicare and Medicaid populations—both in need of additional wellness support at this time. The digitally-based lifestyle, medicine and health platform allows each member to customize and curate health programs to meet their goals and needs. 

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide health care coverage for one in three Americans.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 35 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.