Blue Options HSASM
A Health Plan and an HSA all in one
BCBSNC's high-deductible health plan with a tax-advantaged savings account for qualified medical expenses
Lower Premiums, Tax-Saving Options
Blue Options HSA provides lower premiums and savings as much as 34% off Blue Advantage, giving you the ability to take control of your health care costs.1 Blue Options HSA combines a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with a health savings account (HSA), which enables you to pay for qualified medical expenses tax-free.2, 3 Out-of-pocket maximums protect you from high-dollar medical costs. And, your HSA is portable. Any unused balance rolls over at the end of the year.
- HSA contributions and withdrawals are tax-free3
- Annual contribution limit is $3,000 for individual plans and $5,950 for family plans
BCBSNC's large network lowers your costs
With Blue Options HSA, you can choose your own doctor from our largest provider network in the state. Preventive care services are covered at 100%, including routine physical exams and screening tests, and well-baby and well-child care.4 Generic drugs coverage is unlimited and brand-name drugs include a $2,000 combined in- and out-of-network maximum (per person, per benefit period).
To be eligible for Blue Options HSA, you must be a North Carolina resident, under age 65, medically eligible, and not eligible for Medicare. Individual or family plans are available. You can also select maternity coverage for an extra charge when you first purchase a policy, renew a policy (if the policy has been in effect for at least six months), or if you have a family status change, such as marriage.5
1 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Internal Data, 2009: Based on Blue Advantage $2,500 deductible with 80% coinsurance and Blue Options HSA $2,000 deductible with 80% coinsurance. Pricing is for a single male, age 40-44, residing in Wake County.
2 BCBSNC does not administer your HSA and is not affiliated with your HSA custodian or administrator. Your HSA custodian is Mellon Trust of New England, N.A.
3 Withdrawals are tax free only if used for qualified medical expenses. See www.irs.gov for specific regulations.
4 Includes in-network annual routine physical exam, well-baby and well-child care and certain immunizations and screenings. Other covered services may be subject to deductible and coinsurance. Members who receive covered services out-of-network may be required to pay the difference between the provider's actual charge and the BCBSNC allowed amount, in addition to the coinsurance amount.
5 Maternity coverage is offered through Blue Advantage at an additional rate.