Affordable, Easy Health Insurance: 5 Reasons You’ll Love BlueEssentials ℠

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #BlueEssentials campaign, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.

In today’s day and age, health insurance is more important than ever – especially when you become a parent. We all want the very best for our families, ensuring they are healthy and happy and have access to the medical care they need whether it’s a routine appointment or something more serious.

This is why health insurance is so important. It helps you have a plan in place to help cover expenses in case something happens, while also providing routine wellness exams for optimal health at no additional cost.

Yet there is this common misconception that health insurance is out of reach due to the cost. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has changed this with BlueEssentials ℠, an affordable, easy to use health insurance plan. Here are five reasons you should take advantage of the BlueEssentials℠ program:

1. Strength, Community, Recognition

Chances are if you mention the name BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, people know who you are talking about. They are the largest provider network in SC, which gives you peace of mind and sense of security. They are experienced in their field and have a proven track record for being a leader in health care insurance. You can rest at ease knowing they are handling your family with skill, expertise, and care. 

2. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is IN our Community

There’s something comforting knowing a company is local. That the employees who work there are also our neighbors. They understand our lifestyle, can relate to what it’s like to live in our area, and can easily help you navigate where you need to go because they live here too. BlueCross doesn’t leave you after you sign-up, they support the community and provide face-to-face service all year long at Retail Centers. They aren’t the unknown voice on the other end of the phone, it’s Jessica who works in the local store on Bower Parkway who you can always count on for friendly service and going the extra mile to answer your questions. 

3. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will get you the Lowest Cost Health Plan 

Seriously. With plans as low as $0 per month, you don’t have to worry about if you can afford health insurance. You CAN afford health insurance. And as a bonus, they make the process easy for you, including getting any financial assistance you may qualify for. They break all the information down and make it simple for ANYONE to understand, something that is truly important when thinking about your health care coverage. That way when you walk into the doctor’s office, you’re clear on what your plan includes. 

Your premium, which may be as low as $0 per month, is based on the amount of subsidy (i.e., financial assistance toward your monthly premium) you’re eligible for. If your annual income is below the amounts shown here, you will likely qualify for a subsidy. 


4. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is about a Healthy Lifestyle Beyond the Doctor’s Office

Everyone knows that the first step to good health is taking care of yourself. Diet and exercise play a huge role in this. But sometimes it can feel overwhelming knowing where to start or thinking about adding another cost into your budget. BlueCross promotes a healthy lifestyle by offering various value adds on, things like fitness trackers, weight management systems, and gym memberships through Blue365®.

5. New REWARDS Program Helps YOU Earn Money!

Yes, you heard that right! The BlueEssentials ℠ program puts money back in your pocket where it belongs! Members earn up to $150 a year for completing activities that improve their health. Reward dollars can be used towards copays, deductibles, and coinsurance based on covered medical services. Excludes pharmacy. Because BlueCross cares about the people in our community – in THEIR community – they want to encourage everyone to live the best possible lifestyle.

Check it out for Yourself During Open Enrollment! 

If you are looking for insurance, I encourage you to check out BlueEssentials ℠! It’s easy to understand, the staff at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina are friendly and available to answer all your questions, it’s affordable for all income levels, and it gives you peace of mind knowing you’re taking care of yourself and your family with the health coverage you need. 

Open enrollment is happening now, Nov. 1-Dec. 15, 2018! Find our more using the following methods:

  • Visit
  • Call  833-255-7712
  • Visit their relation location at 1260 Bower Parkway, Suite A4 (in the same shopping center as Columbiana Grande Movie Theater)

Have you signed up for BlueEssentials℠ from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina? What has been your experience?