BlueCross and BlueChoice® Receive Customer Service Awards

BlueCross and BlueChoice® Receive Customer Service Awards

Columbia, S.C. – For the sixth year in a row, the customer service advocates (CSAs) of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan have received recognition for providing superior service to the companies’ members. This acknowledgement of achievement comes from customer service tracking firm Service Quality Management Group (SQM).

The annual review identified 49 customer service advocates in BlueCross and BlueChoice call centers in Columbia, Greenville and Charleston whose job performance earned SQM World Class Certification or Most Improved Status. This means 80 % of the calls handled were resolved leaving the customer “very satisfied” with the advocate and the overall experience.

“The CSAs are a critical point of entry into our company,” said BlueCross President Scott Graves. “People call when they need help, are worried and sometimes not at their best. Our CSAs must have product knowledge, but also be smart and compassionate people. I believe it is their commitment to ushering our members through their concerns that sets us apart.”

In addition, BlueCross earned a Customer Experience Best Practice Award from SQM for its Performance Management System (PMS). The award recognizes the PMS, a coaching database, which tracks skills and continuous improvement in claims resolution.

Every year, SQM rates more than 500 leading North American call centers and conducts more than 1.5 million surveys of customers. The firm has been conducting studies of first-call resolution, employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction since 1996.

About BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Headquartered in Columbia and operating in South Carolina for 72 years, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina comprises more than 20 companies involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health program and Medicare contracts, other insurance and employee benefits services, and a philanthropic foundation that funds programs to improve health care and access to health care for South Carolinians.

Headquartered in Columbia, BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina (www.BlueChoiceSC.com) also is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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