As you likely already know, during this year’s teachers’ conventions, ASEBP suspended its assignment of benefits service as a measure to address concerns from covered members regarding products and services provided by some vendors at the conventions.
While this year’s conventions are now over, it has come to our attention that a number of service providers took the temporary suspension of assignment privileges as an opportunity to simply postpone submitting assignment billing rather than billing covered members directly for their products, particularly in the case of compression stockings and orthotics purchases.
In an effort to continue to offer our covered members the service and fiscal responsibility they have come to expect of ASEBP, we have decided to continue the suspension of assignment privileges for compression stockings and orthotics pending a thorough review of billing procedures. While this review may take several months to complete, it is a necessary step in determining the most appropriate way forward with assignment billing.
We will provide further communication on this matter after the review is complete. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we work through this issue. If you have questions regarding how this may affect you, please contact an ASEBP Benefit Specialist at 1-877-431-4786.
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It’s been over a year since we re-launched My ASEBP and introduced our mobile app and we’re thrilled at how well both services have been received by our covered members.
We initiated both of these projects as a way to enhance our service offerings and to ensure the ASEBP benefit plan was accessible to all members where and when they needed it. And, with the strong uptake of these services, it’s clear that we are continuing to offer useful tools and resources to our covered members.
Since launching the enhanced My ASEBP which provides covered members with more self-serve features, registration has reached over 31,000 members! So far, the most popular feature of My ASEBP has been the Health Spending Account (HSA) section, which allows covered members to view, submit and edit their HSA expenses.
The mobile app has also seen great success. To date, ASEBP’s mobile app has been downloaded by more than 5,600 of our covered members.
As we reflect on the milestones we’ve reached since launch, we can’t help but have a positive outlook for both services for the future. As we gain more insight into how each one is used, we’ll be able to evolve them as the needs of our covered members evolve.
Don’t have a My ASEBP account? Find out how it can help you better manage your ASEBP benefits by registering for an account today! You can also download our free mobile app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play.
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Find out how the ASEBP plan supports your health in our new Prescription Benefits section.
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