Many Vermont Families Now Eligible for Discounts on Complementary and Alternative Health Care (CAM) Services

first_imgBerlin, Vt. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) has announced that complementary and alternative health care (CAM) services are now available to its members and their families through the health plans BlueExtras affinity discount program.The states oldest and largest health insurer has teamed with American WholeHealth Networks, Inc. to add CAM and wellness services such as massage/bodywork, acupuncture, chiropractic services, nutritional counseling, mind/body therapies, spas, fitness centers, and other wellness services.BCBSVT members simply visit a participating practitioner or facility in American WholeHealth Networks extensive network to receive significant discounts on their CAM care. This newest addition to the BlueExtras program also offers members savings on the newsstand rates of popular health and wellness magazines and discounts on vitamins and supplements.The BCBSVT BlueExtras program offers members discounts on services not covered in their health benefits plan, at no additional cost to the member, including weight loss and hearing services. The addition of CAM and wellness services through American WholeHealth Networks is a major enhancement to the programs offerings, according to Kevin Goddard, BCBSVT vice president of marketing and external affairs.The addition of complementary and alternative services is a tremendous addition to the menu of services now available through BlueExtras, Goddard noted. Our members now have access to a broad range of services to meet their health requirements. We know these additions will help our members achieve a healthy lifestyle.Bill Lubin, president and CEO of American WholeHealth Networks, Inc., is enthusiastic about the BCBSVT relationship. American WholeHealth Networks is delighted to support Vermonts largest health insurance plan by providing its members access to affordable health care options. Our team looks forward to ensuring the success of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermonts CAM program.The addition of CAM services to BlueExtras will also provide BCBSVT members access to AWHNs award-winning online member education site, WholeHealthMD.com, that includes a convenient practitioner search tool. BCBSVT members may access the BCBSVT website, www.bcbsvt.com(link is external) for information about the BlueExtras program and the selection of offerings available at a discount.About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of VermontBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the states oldest and largest private health insurer, providing health benefits coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.American WholeHealth Networks, Inc.American WholeHealth Networks, Inc. is the nations largest complementary health and wellness company, dedicated to serving more than 47 million patients through collaborative relationships with health plans and more than 25,000 providers nationwide. The companys network consists of more than 35 CAM specialties, including Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, and Nutritional Counseling, as well as Personal Trainers, Yoga and Pilates Instructors, Mind/Body Therapies, Spas, Fitness Centers, and more. AWHN supports consumers via its award-winning, educational site WholeHealthMD.com. Network participants are supported through WholeHealthPro.com, a professional website that helps practitioners better serve their patients and improve their business. For more information about American WholeHealth Networks, visit www.americanwholehealth.com(link is external).(End)last_img

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