CT and NH Announce Last Days for New Tonik plans
September 26, 2011
By Katie Banks+
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut and New Hampshire have announced that Oct 14th will be the last day new members can join Tonik. This means Tonik will be effective full and anyone hoping to join after October 14th will be out of luck. Those members who have already joined Tonik can keep their plan and no action is required at this time.
The Tonik application page will still be up for new applications until the deadline. We are recommending that all CT and NH applicants submit their application by October 13 as it is unclear at what time on the following day the application will no longer be functioning.
If you have any questions about the above, please contact us at 800.930.7956
You’ve Got Tonik Blue Cross Health Insurance in CA…Now What?
December 01, 2009
Author: Medicoverage Staff
Now that you’re forking money over every month for your Tonik health insurance, you might as well take advantage of the services available to you. Tonik Plans are underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross of California and that’s a good thing. Blue Cross is California’s largest health insurance provider, which has bargaining power and a ton of great services. Here are some tips to get the most out of your plan:
1) Stay in the Anthem Blue Cross PPO Network.
That’s the trick to keeping your costs down. Anthem Blue Cross has a huge network of doctors and hospitals and if you use the Blue Cross Network, your cost will be way lower. So know before you go. Click here to find a Tonik doctor in your network. Search under PPO (formerly know as Prudent Buyer) Network.
2) Join a Gym.
Why not? You will get a discount by being part of the Blue Cross family. Visit Healthy Extensions section to find Jenny Craig, LASIK and Teeth Whitening discounts. If you are already in shape, have perfect vision and pearly white teeth, send us your photo and move on to step 3.
3) Get a Healthy Check.
It’s kind of like a mini physical. You can get a Healthy Check once a year for 25 to 75 bucks. This link will explain more and help you find healthy check centers in your area.
4) Check that Tooth.
Dental insurance comes bundled with Tonik Plans, so you might as well use it. As long as you stay in network, you’ll find that cleanings, exams and x-rays won’t cost you anything. If you need a filling, you have a $25 dental deductible then the plan pays 80% and you pay the remaining 20%. Total dental benefits paid by Anthem Blue Cross are limited to a maximum of $500 per year. Use the Anthem Blue Cross doctor finder to find a dentist in your network. Note: If you don’t get your teeth cleaned on a regular basis, you’ll soon have stank breath- so do us all a favor and make the call.
5) Pay Your Bills.
The number one reason why individuals are dropped from their plans is because they haven’t made a payment on time. Your bill is usually due on the first of the month. If you chose paper billing you will have to pre-pay for two months and there is a two dollar charge for the paper option. Want to save the earth or just having trouble remembering to get that check in the mail? Visit the Anthem CA section to access forms to fill out an automatic checking (or CC) withdrawal form. It takes 2 minutes and it can help ensure that you stay covered.
Medicoverage is an authorized independent agent. Benefits above are subject to change.
The Most Asked Tonik Questions
September 01, 2009
By Naya Jones
So we get a lot of question about Anthem Blue Cross Tonik health insurance, but this one comes up more often than not.
Question: Can I Travel Out of State and Still Be Covered by Tonik?
Answer: If you plan to travel outside of California, take your Tonik card with you…you might need it. If you require medical care or treatment out of state, you may use a local Blue Cross and or Blue Shield participating provider. If you use one of these providers, your “out of pocket” expenses may be lower than those incurred when using non participating providers.
If you are traveling outside the United States, coverage is provided in Medical Emergencies only. Please call 1.800.810.BLUE (2583) to inquire about providers that may participate in the BlueCard out of state and worldwide program.
You can read more Tonik FAQs for your state by visiting our Tonik health insurance section.
Anthem Blue Cross Tonik Plans Finally In More States
September 01, 2009
Martin L. Lawrence
Once only available in California, Tonik Health Insurance plans are now offered in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, New Hampshire, and Nevada. The Tonik plans which are now in 6 states specifically targeting active, healthy people who need health insurance but hate forms and jargon.
We were skeptical at first since, as we all know, health insurance companies are notorious for making everything more confusing than it needs to be. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that we were wrong. Tonik plans are easy to understand and easy to apply for. Check out our initial overview below:
TonikA>?,??,>s motto is A>?,?_"Cover your A-ZA>?,?A_ and, beyond the double entendre, it basically means that Tonik will offer, for the first time, health, vision, and dental for one easy payment. No other health plan that we know of offers all three benefits bundled for one low payment.
TOO HIP? Everything Tonik does is hip. The website is designed in Flash and focuses on extreme sports graphics. They also regularly use slang like “dude” and “buzzkill”. If you can get past their over-eager effort to relate to the young generation, you will find great plans and by far the best online health insurance application. Most people complete it in 15 minutes and many are approved within 5 minutes.
WHICH ONE ARE YOU? Tonik has 3 plans dubbed for different types of users. They have A>?,?_"The Thrill Seeker,A>?,?A_ A>?,?_"The Part-Time DaredevilA>?,?A_ and A>?,?_"The Calculated Risk Taker.” We like these names because it’s now much easy to sort through than the old confusing codes and numbers of traditional plans. With the TONIK system, all you have to do is just figure out which category you fall under and then apply. If you are a “Thrill Seeker,” you probably want to be covered in case of an accident and figure you will only need to see the doctor a few times a year. “Calculated Risk Takers,” on the other hand, are willing to pay a little more for low deductibles and unlimited trips to the doctor in addition to comprehensive coverage for accidents. “Part Time Daredevils” fall somewhere in between. Check out the TONIK plan break down below and see which type you are.
If you are a recent grad or an young person (it’s ok if your over 29- just be healthy and active) considering health insurance, check out the Tonik prices and info below. If you have any questions call an independent authorized agent at 800-930-7956. These agents are experts on these plans and, best of all, they work on your behalf at no additional charge or hidden fees.You can call them directly or go straight to the website to apply.
TONIK covers you for the everyday, preventative stuff (like checkups) and the more dramatic encounters (like trips to the emergency room). TONIK plans include coverage for:
Seeing a doctor
Getting generic prescription drugs
Going to the emergency room
Seeing a dentist
Getting eye exams, glasses or contacts
...and a whole lot more
The Bottom Line.
YouA>?,??,>ll find TONIK plans to be affordable.Other comparable plans often cost as much but do not cover doctor visits or dental. The price will vary based on your zip code, type of plan and your age. To find out rates and benefits for California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Georgia, Nevada, visit our pages dedicated to Tonik Health Insurance
Below is just a general guideline. Please note that plan benefits vary by state.
Annual Deductible: There are three: $5,000, $3,000 or $1,500
Doctor Visit Copay: Copays can be from $20*, $30*, $40 depending on your state and plan
Out of Pocket Max: This is the same as your deductible. $5,000 $3,000 $1,500
Prescription Drugs: Generic only in most states: $10-$15
Emergency Room Care: This benefit depends on your state. In some states it is as low as $100.
Inpatient Hospital: $0 after the deductible is met
Dental Cleanings, Exams & some X-rays: No cost and no deductible (limit 2 times a year)
Dental Deductible: Ranges from $25-$50
Fillings: you pay 20% after you pay deductible.
REMEMBER The Tonik plans do not include maternity benefits!!!!
Popular Tonik Health Insurance Comes to Colorado
January 02, 2009
Blue Cross of California broke the mold of traditional health insurance offerings by marketing unique health plans tailored to the lifestyle and attitudes of individuals aged 19-29. Now Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado is targeting the same uninsured “Young Invincibles” with the same Tonik plans.
Tonik plans are simple, easy to use and affordable. Tonik covers routine doctor visits as well as the more serious medical necessities. Unlike other individual policies on the market, seeing a dentist, getting eye exams, glasses and contacts are all-inclusive within the new benefit design.
Curious “young invincibles” Colorado residents can visit and apply for tonik online or call our agent at 888 285-6334. Applicants are subject to review and approval for a plan within minutes. The plans are intentionally easy to understand and navigate. There is minimal to no paperwork and if approved, an applicant can print out a custom-designed identification card right on the spot.
To learn more, contact us or go to www.tonikplans.com