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:
|12/9||Hampton Inn & Suites/Haywood Mall||255 Congaree Road,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/9||Hilton Garden Inn Coastal Grand Mall||2383 Coastal Grand Circle,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/10||Residence Inn||2320 LeGrand Road,||1 – 6 p.m.|
|12/10||Double Tree by Hilton||5264 International Blvd.,||1 – 6 p.m.|
|12/11||Hilton Garden Inn||650 Tinsley Way,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/11||Mark Taylor and Associates||965 Dougherty Road, Suite B,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/11||The George Agency||212 S. Main St.,
|9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/11||American Insurance Center||105 N. Lucas St.,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/12||BlueCross Tower Auditorium||I-20 @ Alpine Road,
|9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/12||Marriott||299 N. Church St.,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/12||Seguros Lara Insurance||100 E. Lee Road, Suite E,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/13||David Crotts and Associates||3710 Liberty Hwy.,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/13||David Crotts and Associates||422 Montague Ave., Suite 7,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/13||Simplesurance||4326 Fort Jackson Blvd.,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/14||Lourie Life & Health Office||2711 Middleburg Dr.,||9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|12/15||Hampton Inn & Suites/Haywood Mall||255 Congaree Road,||9 a.m. – 9 p.m.|
|12/15||Residence Inn||2320 LeGrand Road,||9 a.m. – 9 p.m.|
|12/15||Hilton Garden Inn Coastal Grand Mall||2383 Coastal Grand Circle,||9 a.m. – 9 p.m.|
|12/15||Double Tree by Hilton||5264 International Blvd.,||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 – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Stores are:
- Columbia Retail Center
- Mount Pleasant Retail Center
- Greenville Retail Center
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 – 9, 9 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.