BlueCross Urges Residents Not to Miss ACA Deadline

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina offers convenient, local enrollment centers throughout the state to help people before Dec. 15.

Columbia, S.C. – Open enrollment for individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends Dec. 15. Any person wanting coverage starting 2018 must sign up by the deadline. To make it easier for people, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is setting up 19 enrollment centers throughout the state. Individuals or families can speak with agents and find plans specific to their needs.

BlueCross made modifications to the Gold, Silver and Bronze plans to fit a variety of lifestyle choices for individuals and families this year. All plans cover the same essential health benefits, but the costs will vary based on the metallic level. BlueCross is offering 24 plans on the health care exchange, including the BlueEssentialsSM Bronze 4 plan, which could have a zero premium, depending on a person’s income and eligibility for subsidies. In addition, some of the plans have lower copays, smaller deductibles and a variety of prescription drug benefits.

The centers will be in a number of locations, including hotels and business offices. The dates, locations and times are:

Date Location Address Time
12/9 Hampton Inn & Suites/Haywood Mall 255 Congaree Road,

Greenville 29607

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/9 Hilton Garden Inn Coastal Grand Mall 2383 Coastal Grand Circle,

Myrtle Beach 29577

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/10 Residence Inn 2320 LeGrand Road,

Columbia 29223

1 – 6 p.m.
12/10 Double Tree by Hilton 5264 International Blvd.,

N. Charleston 29418

1 – 6 p.m.
12/11 Hilton Garden Inn 650 Tinsley Way,

Rock Hill 29730

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/11 Mark Taylor and Associates 965 Dougherty Road, Suite B,

Aiken 29803

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/11 The George Agency 212 S. Main St.,

Mullins 29574

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/11 American Insurance Center 105 N. Lucas St.,

Walterboro 29488

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/12 BlueCross Tower Auditorium I-20 @ Alpine Road,

Columbia 29219

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/12 Marriott 299 N. Church St.,

Spartanburg 29306

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/12 Seguros Lara Insurance 100 E. Lee Road, Suite E,

Taylors 29687

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/13 David Crotts and Associates 3710 Liberty Hwy.,

Anderson 29621

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/13 David Crotts and Associates 422 Montague Ave., Suite 7,

Greenwood 29649

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/13 Simplesurance 4326 Fort Jackson Blvd.,

Columbia 29205

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/14 Lourie Life & Health Office 2711 Middleburg Dr.,

Columbia 29204

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
12/15 Hampton Inn & Suites/Haywood Mall 255 Congaree Road,

Greenville 29607

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
12/15 Residence Inn 2320 LeGrand Road,

Columbia 29223

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
12/15 Hilton Garden Inn Coastal Grand Mall 2383 Coastal Grand Circle,

Myrtle Beach 29577

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
12/15 Double Tree by Hilton 5264 International Blvd.,

N. Charleston 29418

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

There are several other ways consumers can get more information about the BlueCross plans offered on the exchange, including visiting www.SouthCarolinaBlues.com or calling toll free,877-313-2583. They can walk into one of the SC BLUE retail stores or go to www.SCBlueRetailCenters.com to schedule an appointment Monday – Saturday9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Stores are:

People can also stop by the SC BLUE RV at one of these locations:

  • Greenville: Dec. 3 – 15, 9 a.m. –  6 p.m., Magnolia Park Shopping Center, 1025 Woodruff Road
  • Bluffton: Dec. 4 – 99 a.m. – 6 p.m., Hampton Inn, 29 William Pope Dr.
  • Florence: Dec. 11 – 15, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Doctors Care, 2200 S. Irby St.

About BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., and operating in South Carolina for more than 70 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 programs 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.