How do I get help quitting tobacco?
Who is this for?
If you're a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan or Blue Care Network member, or you are enrolled in a Healthy Blue Living℠ plan, this information explains how you can quit using tobacco.
Want to stop smoking or using tobacco? Quitting is tough. Many people try and fail.
But if you’re committed, you can do it. And if you’re getting help, you’re even more likely to successfully quit.
You might want to try Quit the Nic. It's our phone-based coaching program that helps you quit the habit for good. You’ll get information, tools and a health coach. You’ll get the support, encouragement and help you need.
Quit the Nic isn't available to all our members. To find out if this program is part of your plan, just call the Customer Service number on the back of your enrollee ID card and we'll help.
For Healthy Blue Living℠ plan members
Tobacco use is one of the six health areas we measure in our Healthy Blue Living plans. So far, 52 percent of our Healthy Blue Living members who agreed to stop smoking have been successful. If you use tobacco, why not join them and earn lower health care costs, too?
To earn intermediate or enhanced benefits, you (and your covered spouse if they also use tobacco) need to enroll and actively participate in Quit the Nic. It's important you enroll within 120 days of the start of your plan year. Otherwise, you'll be placed at the standard benefit level.
You’ll have to participate in the program until you quit using tobacco. Your primary care physician will test you for tobacco use. If you test positive, you’ll need to be tested annually.
To confirm that you've stopped using tobacco, please send us a new qualification form signed by your doctor. You may submit the updated form at any time during the plan year. When we receive the updated form, you'll no longer need to participate in Quit the Nic.