Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa covers more Iowans than any other health carrier in the state. If you are covered by Wellmark, did you know they have a health program called Blue365?
Blue365 is a program supported by the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. There are many health and wellness programs as well as discount offerings available all for those with health coverage through Wellmark whether it be through individual health insurance or coverage offered through an employer. For example, in the fitness department, for $29 a month with a $29 sign up fee and at least a three month commitment, a member has access to over 10,000 nationwide fitness facilities. In the greater Des Moines area Aspen Athletic Club, Snap Fitness, Planet Fitness as well as Mercy Wellness are participating locations. In addition, there are discounts toward acupuncture, massage therapy and other health professionals is available.
Also available are discounted items that can be purchased straight from retailer websites such as LED lights for night time activity, Sketchers shoes have a 30% discount for their work shoes as well as Sprint phones and Beltone offering hearing aids discounts. There are many more opportunities in fitness, wellness, lifestyle, financial wellness and personal care.
So how does it work? What does it cost? There is no charge to sign up for Blue365. A member will receive emails about periodic offers. In addition, members can click on offers within the Blue365 website which will direct them to participating retailers with offers exclusively available only to Blue365 members.
Logon to www.Blue365deals.com, sign up as a Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa member and start finding the deals that are valuable to you!
Take a few minutes and check out Blue365 and how it could assist you in starting a personal fitness routine or enhance what you are already doing.
A little more about us:
The Business Warrior group has some of the industry’s top experts in all the areas your business needs to be successful. Amongst the contributors is Janis VanAhn, owner of Health Insurance Advisor, LLC. For 19 years Janis has worked in and around the health insurance industry initially providing service to agents and employers related to employee benefits, individual healthcare and Medicare, while more recently becoming appointed as an individual agent with various quality carriers to provide this service to individuals through her own business.
Four years ago Janis was ‘blessed’ with being let go from her job at an insurance ageny. Staying within insurance was her path…but in what capacity. 2010 was the year Janis began her career as an independent insurance agent specializing in health insurance. Finding quality, cost-effective healthcare for individuals and families under age 65 as well as working with those who are Medicare eligible truly was her passion. She has made this a true specialty and positioned herself as someone to work with whether it is a financial professional or property & casualty agent with a client that needs assistance, to a group of seniors turning 65 and they keep receiving Medicare information and are confused about what to do.
Janis enjoys the one on one contact with clients as well as looking forward to speaking to groups about healthcare. Her excitement for this industry is what drives her to stay in tune with Healthcare Reform and what is currently happening and what will happen with coverage from now to past 2014.
‘Educating individual and Medicare consumers to make informed choices’ is her mission because if people are educated and understand, they will make informed choices that they are comfortable with.