Blueline newsletter

Alberta Blue Cross publishes the BlueLine® newsletter at least twice per year to provide all individual health plan customers with information and updates regarding their plans. The BlueLine® provides a means for us to stay in touch on a regular basis on a variety of topics relating to individual health plans.

  • Fall 2016 - Current edition

    Have you used Balance yet?; A strong brand. An even stronger global alliance; Direct billing for psychology services; Supporting our plan members; Sweat for your mind; Join us for Canadian Diabetes Association Expos; Living well with arthritis; Reiterating the value of dental plans in the face of Alberta’s high dental costs; Many different ways to submit your claims online; The beauty of the bowl; Let’s stay in touch!; Helping you manage obesity; Blue Advantage—get the most out of your benefits; Canadian’s top 5 workouts.

  • Fall 2016 - Current edition for Health Plus members

    Blue Advantage—get the most out of your benefits; A strong brand. An even stronger global alliance; Direct billing for psychology services; Supporting our plan members; Sweat for your mind; Join us for Canadian Diabetes Association Expos; Living well with arthritis; Reiterating the value of dental plans in the face of Alberta’s high dental costs; Many different ways to submit your claims online; The beauty of the bowl; Helping you manage obesity; Alberta Blue Cross is committed to excellence; Canadian’s top 5 workouts.

  • Summer 2015 - for Health Plus members

    Government announces review of dental fees in Alberta; What’s happening; Committed to your community: making a healthy difference one community at a time; Fulfilling the entirety of our purpose; A look into your benefits: how an eye exam can shame your child’s future; Preventing headache pain without the pills; Alberta Blue Cross sponsors diabetes education expos; Customer profile: Jodie Warobec; Alberta Blue Cross is committed to excellence; Do you like discounts?; Taking a bite out of Alberta; A prize for your thoughts; Let’s stay in touch!; Shining a light on fraud detection; Keep your money where it belongs…in your wallet; Coverage you can count on, anywhere you go.

  • Summer 2015 - Current edition for Blue Choice and Personal Choice members

    Government announces review of dental fees in Alberta; Balance™—the new online resource to promote wellness with a twist!; Committed to your community: making a healthy difference one community at a time; Fulfilling the entirety of our purpose; A look into your benefits: how an eye exam can shape your child’s future; From the mailbag; Alberta Blue Cross sponsors diabetes education expos; Customer profile: Jodie Warobec; Alberta Blue Cross is committed to excellence; Do you like discounts?; Taking a bite out of Alberta; A prize for your thoughts; Let’s stay in touch!; Shining a light on fraud detection; What’s happening; Know before you go.

  • Summer 2014

    Win an iPad!; Take Alberta Blue Cross everywhere you go! Promoting healthy communities; Is your child going to university or college this fall?; Guarantee your insurability with a portability plan; Travel coverage offers peace of mind; Protect yourself against the sun; You ask…we answer; Alberta Blue Cross ranks among top Alberta brands; You can help prevent health care fraud; Involved in your community; Changes to prescription drug pricing in Alberta; Kids, show off your artistic talent!

  • Winter 2013

    Know before you go: the 2013 Dental Schedule updated; Find a provider who offers direct billing!; Stay safe this winter; Access your claim and benefit information online anytime; Where to get the right forms for submitting your claims; Do your part to help prevent health care fraud; Dispose of your medications properly; Get up and get moving this winter: join us for Alberta Winter Walk Day 2013; Coverage you can count on, anywhere you go; Connect with us on social media; Do you have a friend turning 65?; Extended coverage for insulin-dependent diabetics; Enjoy savings with the Blue Advantage program; Congratulations to the summer 2012 colouring contest winners!

  • Summer 2012

    Submit your claims online; Ride together this summer; Make the most of your health with the Health & Wellness Companion; Let us know if you move; Tips to protect your home while away on vacation; Connect with us on social media; Access your claim and benefit information online anytime; Coverage that counts; Summer barbeque recipe; Promoting the health of Albertans; You ask…we answer; Taking a bite out of Alberta; Did you know Coleman, Alberta is home to the world’s largest piggy bank?; It’s colouring time!

  • Winter 2012

    Alberta Blue Cross introduces paperless claim statements; Presenting the 2012 Dental Schedule; Deana obtains additional coverage to avoid possible health costs; 2012 Dental Schedule handbook; Access your claim and benefit information online anytime; Five steps to register for secure online services; Heading out of province? Pack your emergency medical travel coverage first; Online claim submission; You ask…we answer; Play your role in the battle against health care fraud; Mark your calendar to participate in Alberta Winter Walk Day 2012; Put the tax savings to work for you!; Getting employer-sponsored health coverage?; Congratulations to the summer 2011 colouring contest winners.

  • Summer 2011

    Travelling outside Alberta? Think travel coverage first; Alberta Blue Cross is involved in your community; Promoting healthy lifestyles; Your Alberta Blue Cross coverage offers you special advantages; Find your claim and benefit information online 24/7; Access the Alberta Blue Cross Health & Wellness Companion. It’s free!; Offering individual health plans to all Albertans; Do you plan on moving or changing your name? You ask…we answer; Travel safely with your medications; You’re invited to show off your drawing talent!

  • Winter 2011

    Blue Advantage brings added value to your plan; Travel coverage saves family from financial disaster; Introducing Apple; Do you want a secure personal electronic health record for you and your family?; Show your card and enjoy the convenience of direct billing for optical claims; Access the Alberta Blue Cross secure web site today; Are you switching to an employer-sponsored benefit plan? Consider your options! Make the most of your Alberta Blue Cross Dental Schedule; Access your claims and benefit information seven days a week; Put tax savings to work for you!; You ask…we answer; Federal government launches new web site for parents to support children’s health and safety; Hats off to the winners and all participants!

  • Summer 2010

    Online answers to your claim and benefit questions; How to register for access to secure online services; Sign up online for direct deposit of claim payments; Cuba travel insurance requirements are now in effect; The Alberta Pharmaceutical Strategy and you; You ask…we answer; Are you using the Health & Wellness Companion yet?; Remember to purchase emergency medical travel coverage; A look into your benefits: Visit your dentist regularly; Ergonomics: Take stretch breaks when sitting too long; Hey kids! Summer is here! Get your crayons ready.

  • Winter 2010

    Enjoy the convenience of direct deposit; Alberta Blue Cross pandemic preparations; What you can do to prevent the spread of flu; Helping make positive lifestyle changes; You ask…we answer; Supporting Alberta pork producers; BlueLine readership survey; Alberta Blue Cross emergency medical travel coverage: Escaping winter doesn’t necessarily mean escaping the flu; Retaining your coverage through uncertain economic times; Portability plans: Guarantee your insurability; Do your part to prevent health care fraud and benefit plan abuse; Potential for tax savings; Health claim statements revised; Congratulations kids!

  • Summer 2009

    Protect your health while you travel; Alberta Blue Cross individual health plan rates not affected by Alberta Pharmaceutical Strategy; Protect your coverage with a portability plan; Visualize the convenience—direct billing for optical claims; Take advantage of Alberta Blue Cross Health & Wellness Companion; You ask…we answer; Tell us how we’re doing!; Have you moved?; Expecting a baby?; Alberta government delists chiropractic services; Understanding the value of your benefit plan; Hey kids! It’s time to get creative.

  • Winter 2009

    Introducing a new online health risk assessment benefit; Get reimbursed faster!; Enjoy the convenience of direct billing for optical claims; Put the tax savings to work for you; Presenting the 2009 updated Dental Schedule; Be sure to include 10 digit numbers; Do your part to prevent health care fraud and benefit plan abuse; Clarifying your benefit year; Take medications wisely; Did you know…; Government of Alberta announces the new Alberta Pharmaceutical Strategy; Congratulations, kids!; Has your address changed? Dispose of medications properly.

  • Summer 2008

    Expanding horizons; Avoid the headache; Enjoy the convenience of the Internet; Understanding prescribing options; Be aware of the potential problems from thumb sucking; 10-digit dialling coming soon; Help prevent fraud and plan abuse; Enhanced dental claim statements; You ask…we answer; Have you notified us of your address change?; Hey kids! It’s time to get creative.

  • Winter 2008

    Consult the 2008 updated Dental Schedule Handbook before your next trip to the dentist; We’ve enhanced our Customer Services call centre!; Promoting vision health to Albertans; Share your opinion; Ensure your smile stays bright; You ask…we answer; Secure your eligibility with the Portability Plan; Honoured to be chosen—Recognized as one of Alberta’s Top 35 Employers; Your plans have been enhanced!; Government expands coverage for optometry services; Congratulations kids!; Has your address changed?

Seniors' Blueline

The newsletter is mailed to all individual health plan customers 65 years of age and older and provides health tips and information about benefit plans.

  • Fall 2016 - Current edition

    Blue Advantage—get the most out of your benefits; Lifelong learning; A strong brand. An even stronger global alliance; Living well with arthritis; Sweat for your mind; Join us for Canadian Diabetes Association Expos; Supporting our plan members; Top three low-intensity workouts for older adults; Reiterating the value of dental plans in the face of Alberta’s high dental costs; Many different ways to submit claims online; Helping you manage obesity; Alberta Blue Cross is committed to excellence.

  • Summer 2015

    Blue Advantage—get the most out of your benefits; Lifelong learning; A strong brand. An even stronger global alliance; Living well with arthritis; Sweat for your mind; Join us for Canadian Diabetes Association Expos; Supporting our plan members; Top three low-intensity workouts for older adults; Reiterating the value of dental plans in the face of Alberta’s high dental costs; Many different ways to submit claims online; Helping you manage obesity; Alberta Blue Cross is committed to excellence.

  • Summer 2014

    Win an iPad!; Take Alberta Blue Cross everywhere you go!; Help is just a phone call away; Alberta Blue Cross ranks among top Alberta brands; Plan ahead: travelling with medications; Changes to prescription drug pricing in Alberta; You ask…we answer; Involved in your community; You can help prevent health care fraud; Promoting healthy communities; Is your grandchild going to university or college this fall?; Don’t trash your unwanted meds.

  • Winter 2013

    Know before you go: 2013 Dental Schedule updated; Keep your independence by preventing falls; Do your part to prevent health care fraud; Enjoy savings with the Blue Advantage; Coverage you can count on, anywhere you go; Get up and get moving this winter: join us for Alberta Winter Walk Day 2013; Extended coverage for insulin-dependent diabetics; Have you signed up for direct deposit of claim payments?; Find a provider who offers direct billing!; You ask…we answer; Grandparents: Lock up your medications; Chiropractor benefits are now included in the Coverage for Seniors program.

  • Summer 2012

    Promoting the health of Alberta seniors; Are you using the Health & Wellness Companion yet?; Gardening does the body good; Stay cool this summer; Bring added value to your plan with Blue Advantage; Taking a bite out of Alberta; Tips to protect your home while away on vacation; Going away this summer?; Let us know if you move; Looking for tax savings?; Medication changes may affect travel coverage.

  • Winter 2012

    Presenting the 2012 Dental Schedule; Mark your calendar to participate in Alberta Winter Walk Day 2012; Heading out of province? Pack your emergency medical travel coverage first; Online claim submission; Access claim and benefit information anytime; Five steps to register for secure online services; You ask… we answer; Enjoy savings on health products and services; Be smart about falls inside and outside; Play your role in the battle against health care fraud.

  • Summer 2011

    Planning to travel outside Alberta?; Your Alberta Blue Cross coverage offers you special advantages; Find your claim and benefit information online 24/7; Access the Alberta Blue Cross Health & Wellness Companion. It’s free!; Think about food safety during the summer months; Travel safely with your medications; You ask…we answer; Medication changes may affect travel coverage; Alberta Blue Cross is involved in your community; Alberta Blue Cross is proud to be a sponsor of the Alberta 55+ Seniors Games.

  • Winter 2011

    Planning to travel outside Alberta?; Your Alberta Blue Cross coverage offers you special advantages; Find your claim and benefit information online 24/7; Access the Alberta Blue Cross Health & Wellness Companion. It’s free!; Think about food safety during the summer months; Travel safely with your medications; You ask…we answer; Medication changes may affect travel coverage; Alberta Blue Cross is involved in your community; Alberta Blue Cross is proud to be a sponsor of the Alberta 55+ Seniors Games.

  • Summer 2009

    Visualize the convenience—direct billing for vision claims; Take advantage of the Alberta Blue Cross Health & Wellness Companion; Have you moved?; Going on vacation? Protect your health while you travel; Eat well; You ask…we answer; Dispose of medications properly; Alberta government delists chiropractic services; Plan a healthy vacation; Quick tip: Medication changes may affect travel coverage.

  • Winter 2009

    Presenting the Health & Wellness Companion; Get reimbursed faster!; Presenting the 2009 updated Dental Schedule; Be kind to your eyes; Clarifying your benefit year; You ask…we answer; Put the tax savings to work for you; Enjoy the convenience of direct billing for optical claims; Do your part to prevent health care fraud and benefit plan abuse; Know the signs of stroke.

  • Summer 2008

    Travelling with confidence; Does your plan suit your needs?; Take care in the heat; 10-digit dialling coming soon; You ask…we answer; Enhanced dental claim statements; Help prevent fraud and plan abuse; Has your address changed?; Share your opinion.

  • Winter 2008

    Consult the 2008 updated Dental Schedule Handbook before your next trip to the dentist; Share your opinion; Promoting vision health to Albertans; Going on a trip this winter? Get travel coverage you can count on; Understanding your extended health benefit coverage; We’ve enhanced our Customer Services call centre!; Read the handbook… and reduce your dental costs; Honoured to be chosen—Recognized as one of Alberta’s Top 35 Employers; Dealing with loneliness during the winter months; Caring for your feet.

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