BCBSNC Program Aims to Help Members in High-Allergy Cities

Chapel Hill, N.C. – A new program from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) will help members save money on over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medications.
 
The program places special emphasis on three North Carolina cities recently ranked by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as among the 100-worst U.S. cities for spring allergies: Raleigh (13th), Greensboro (12th) and Charlotte (8th).
 
"BCBSNC is glad to offer our members discount coupons for the purchase of OTC allergy medications and to provide tips on ways to help ease the discomfort of allergies," said Bob Greczyn, president and CEO of BCBSNC. "We hope the residents of the AAFA’s top three North Carolina cities for spring allergies will find these discounts particularly useful."
 
BCBSNC members can access discount coupons for OTC allergy medications, gather information about generic drugs and review tips for coping with allergies by visiting bcbsnc.com. Discount coupons for over the coupons for over the counter medicines are available by:
  1. Selecting "I’m a member" from the home page.
  2. Selecting "Find a Drug" from the "Tools and Searches" section.
  3. Selecting "Over the Counter" medications from the clickable menu on the right-hand side of the page.
The allergy discount program is the latest addition to an extensive suite of online tools designed to provide members with cost and quality information that helps them make informed health care decisions.
 
SNC shares the following AAFA "quick tips" on how to cope with allergies:
  • Stay inside during peak pollen periods, usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Keep your car windows closed when traveling
  • Stay indoors when humidity is high and on days with high wind, when dust and pollen are more likely to be in the higher concentrations.
  • Wear a face mask when outside to limit pollen inhalation.
  • Shower after spending time outside to wash away pollen that collects on your skin and hair.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3.2 million members, including approximately 620,000 served on behalf of other Blue Plans. For 71 years, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of North Carolina through support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Access BCBSNC online at bcbsnc.com.
 
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