Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Statement on Federal Employee Health Care Coverage During the Government Shutdown | Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Statement on Federal Employee Health Care Coverage During the Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Senior Vice President of Government Programs William A. Breskin issued the following statement today on federal employees’ health care coverage during the government shutdown. 

“Health care coverage for members of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program® (FEP®) remains in place and active during the government shutdown. The BCBS Federal Employee Program continues to process claims and reimburse doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers. Eligible FEP members can also contact their local Blue Cross and Blue Shield company if they have a Qualifying Life Event, such as the birth of a baby, that allows them to change their coverage or add eligible individuals to their policy. 

We remain committed to the health and wellbeing of our members and want them to know that they will continue to have full access to their health care coverage during this time.” 

FEP members who have questions about their coverage can learn more at www.fepblue.org
 

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.