BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is pleased to announce that we have contracted with Ceridian COBRA Continuation Services, an industry leader in COBRA administration. On behalf of BlueCross, Ceridian is an independent company that provides COBRA administration services.
This partnership will allow us to provide enhanced COBRA administration to our customers. Since 1986, Ceridian has provided the tools necessary to comply with federal laws and perform compliance functions for thousands of employers.
This notice applies to existing groups and new sales with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Major Group, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Small Group, BlueChoice HealthPlan, Planned Administrators, Inc. (PAI) and Thomas Cooper (TCC).
The services are for all COBRA-eligible products if paired with a BlueCross health plan. This upgrade provides our customers with an improved level of service including:
§ Web access for employers, which includes online submission of notices and online reporting
§ Web access for participants, which includes online submission of coverage election and premium payments
We will begin placing new clients on the Ceridian platform in the near future. Existing customers will transition to the Ceridian platform over the next few months. Additional details for that schedule will be forthcoming.
We are excited to provide this added-value service to our customers through Ceridian. Please contact your marketing representative for more information.