Flu shots are easily accessible and affordable through UGA’s health insurance plans.
For employees and their dependents, flu shots are covered through the Comprehensive Care plan (formerly OA POS), HSA Consumer Choice plan (formerly OA POS HSA) or BlueChoice HMO. Flu shots are also available through an in-network provider’s office or at local pharmacies, which can include stores like CVS, Kroger and Walgreens.
The flu shot will be paid differently depending on the facility used:
• Pharmacies should run the flu-vaccine under the employees’/members’ pharmacy benefits. The plan will pick up 100 percent of the cost.
• In-network doctor’s offices should run the flu-vaccine under the employees’/members’ medical benefits, and the plan will pick up 100 percent of the cost. Flu shots received at out-of-network provider’s offices are not covered.
• At on-site clinics or the University Health Center, the employee or member will have to pay out-of-pocket at the point of service and fax a copy of their receipt and member ID card to the BCBSGa Flu Shot Reimbursement Claims fax line at 1-866-238-9959. The plan will reimburse the employee or member.
Beginning in 2015, employees and dependents enrolled in the BCBSGa health care plans will have one ID card that includes pharmacy and health care plan information.
For more information, visit http://www.hr.uga.edu/flu-shots.