Introducing a New CareFirst My Account Security Feature

Starting in April, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. will introduce a new security feature—two-step verification—in My Account. Two-step verification adds a second layer of security to help ensure unauthorized users cannot access My Account, even if they have a member’s password. This process should be familiar to most members as it’s common in organizations such as Apple, Amazon... Read More

CareFirst Cyber Breach – March 2018

CareFirst is contacting individuals affected directly by a cybersecurity breach on Friday, 30 March.  A CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield employee was ensnared in an email phishing scam, potentially exposing the personal information of 6,800 members.  Attackers potentially gained access to members' ID numbers, birth dates, and several social security numbers.  CareFirst is offering free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to... Read More

CareFirst 2018 Contraceptive Benefit Changes for Maryland and Virginia

In compliance with Maryland and Virginia state mandates, effective January 1, 2018 upon renewal, the following changes to contraceptive benefits will apply. Maryland House Bill 1005 (Contraceptive Equity Act) requires health insurers to: Provide coverage for a single dispensing of up to a six-month supply for covered, FDA approved, prescription contraceptives. Apply no out-of-pocket costs for over-the-counter emergency contraceptives purchased... Read More