Updated Saturday, July 13, 2019 to reflect change of Barry from tropical storm to hurricane status
BATON ROUGE, LA -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, the state’s largest health insurer, is allowing early refills and promoting 24/7 care access to help its members affected by Hurricane Barry get the healthcare and medicine they need.
Blue Cross advises members with a true emergency, a life-threatening or serious illness or injury, to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room without regard to network.
For more information on health-related hurricane preparedness and to see a short (0:57) video, go to bcbsla.com/hurricane.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. We invest both time and money in the communities we serve, supporting the health and well-being of Louisianians through more than 200 charitable organizations.
With our subsidiaries, HMO Louisiana and Southern National Life, we provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to one out of four Louisiana residents. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana also provides Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans and is a partner in offering the Healthy Blue Medicaid Managed care plan. Louisiana is the only state where we operate, with offices in every major region to serve our customers..
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a tax-paying non-profit health insurer. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association..