How to use your over-the-counter (OTC) benefit
All BCBSRI Medicare Advantage members get a debit card loaded with $25-$200/quarter to buy a wide range of health-related items such as cold remedies and personal care items.
Your plan's quarterly benefit
|BlueCHiP for Medicare Advance (HMO)||$25/quarter|
|BlueCHiP for Medicare Core (HMO)||$50/quarter|
|BlueCHiP for Medicare Value (HMO-POS)||$60/quarter|
|Standard with Drugs (HMO)||$75/quarter|
|HealthMate for Medicare (PPO)||$100/quarter|
|BlueCHiP for Medicare Extra (HMO-POS)||$100/quarter|
|BlueCHiP for Medicare Value (HMO-POS) ACCESS Program||$200/quarter|
Three easy ways to use your OTC benefit
Once you receive your OTC debit card, you can redeem your benefit any of the following ways:
You can use the debit card at the following national retail stores:
- Dollar General
- Family Dollar
- Rite Aid
- CVS Pharmacy®
You also can download the OTC Network app* and scan products in stores to determine eligibility and check your card balance.
Log in to nationsotc.com/BCBSRI with your 19-digit card number. Select products, add to basket, and checkout. Items will be shipped to you at no cost.
Call 1-866-304-2138 to order products over the phone. Items will be shipped to you at no cost. View the OTC catalog
Additional program guidelines
- You will receive your online order within 2-5 business days.
- Unused benefits do not roll over to the next benefit period. You cannot exceed your quarterly benefit amount.
Call nationsOTC at 1-866-304-2138.
*Download the app from the App Store or Google Play. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc