News You Need to Know


As we all prepare for 2018, here are a few things that I want to remind you of pertaining to the Health Insurance Plans that the District offers to employees.  As of January 1st we will be partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield as we continue to remotely process our health plan claims. You should notice no change with the exception of the Blue Cross Blue Shield logo on your card being more widely recognized.

  • Yes- your coverage is still provided to you thru Rochester Public School District-the Self Insured Health Plan!
  • Yes- your provider network is staying the same or being expanded
  • Yes- your claims, benefits, and member service support will stay the same-you will continue to contact the Insurance Services Office at the Edison Building for service!


  • Effective 1.1.2018 you will receive a new ID card with the BCBSMN logo on the card.
  • This card will arrive at your home within the next week so watch for it. 
  • You will have a new Group # and a new Individual Identification Number
  • You will need to show the new card to all your health plan providers, pharmacies and fitness centers.


    • The plus is you now also have the benefit of using some of the services that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN) can offer you.
    • You will be able to call 1.800.810.2583 when you are traveling in or outside the country to find a participating provider.  Using this network provider will provide you with in network benefit coverage which can save you $$$.


    • When you receive your new card with new ID #’s you will have access to a new website:
    • After January 1st, please take time to visit the website and create an account.  This account puts all your personalized medical administration information, like your network, your claims and benefits all at your fingertips.  In addition, you will be able to:


  • Search tools to find a doctor in your network
  • Access WebMD tools to check symptoms, complete with a wellness profile and a personal Health Record
  • Learn about healthy living, conditions and treatment options with a large library of resources
  • Print, email, fax or reorder your member ID card.


                      Member Portal Reference




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