Tobacco Cessation Program
If your BCN Qualification Form shows you use tobacco, enroll and participate in monthly Tobacco Coaching calls, powered by WebMD®, to maintain enhanced benefits.
To keep, or return to, enhanced benefits of your Healthy Blue LivingSM HMO plan, join the telephone-based program, Tobacco Coaching, powered by WebMD. Otherwise, you’ll have standard benefits, with higher out-of-pocket costs, for the rest of your plan year.
12-week window for coaching and support
Includes five calls with a health coach
Set a quit date during your first call
Call 1-855-326-5102 to schedule your first call
If you don’t agree to set a quit date during your first coaching call, or don’t quit tobacco after five Tobacco Coaching calls, the Healthy Blue Living plan requires you to enroll in Lifestyle Coaching in order to maintain, or return to, enhanced benefits of your Healthy Blue Living HMO plan.
Participate in one call a month
Stick with it until your qualification form shows you no longer use tobacco
Call 1-855-326-5102 to get started
As a Healthy Blue Living member, you'll need to see your doctor and have them complete a qualification form within the first 90 days of your plan year.
If your qualification form shows you use tobacco, you'll have 120 days from your planned start date to join our Tobacco Coaching program to qualify for the enhanced benefit level.
Getting started is easy.
If you set a quit date on your first coaching call, you'll start the program.
There are five phone-based Tobacco Coaching sessions during a 12-week period.
We know quitting is difficult. If you don't commit to a quit date on your enrollment call or stop smoking after five coaching sessions, you'll need to enroll in Lifestyle Coaching to receive the enhanced benefit level.
To keep the enhanced benefit level, you'll need to participate in one Lifestyle Coaching call monthly.
To check your enrollment, confirm it's been tracked and see your benefits status, log in to your member account. Go to Medical, then To Do.
You'll need to continue with either Tobacco or Lifestyle Coaching throughout the year unless you quit smoking.
If you quit, see your doctor for a cotinine test and have them submit an updated qualification form for you.
Learn more at BCBSM.com/hbl.
Tobacco Coaching consists of five monthly calls. During the first call, you need to tell your coach your planned quit date. If you don’t agree to set a quit date after your first call, or you don’t quit tobacco after five calls, you must enroll and participate in monthly Lifestyle Coaching calls. This program continues until your doctor submits a new qualification form that shows a negative cotinine test.
With Tobacco Coaching, you participate in five coaching calls within a 12-week period. Your health coach will ask you to set a quit date during your first call. If you agree to set one, you’ll proceed with the program. If you don’t, you’ll be required to join monthly Lifestyle Coaching calls. Lifestyle Coaching is also telephone-based and requires you to work with a health coach on improving your health. With Lifestyle Coaching, you must participate in one call a month until we receive a qualification form that shows a negative cotinine test.
Lifestyle Coaching consists of one call a month and continues until we receive a qualification form that shows a negative cotinine test.