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BCBSMT Extends Payment Deadline to January 30 to Give Consumers More Time to Pay First Month's Premium

Jan. 08, 2014

Helena, MT — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) is committed to helping consumers understand and enroll in coverage on and off the new health insurance exchange or Marketplace. To give customers extra time to pay their first month's premium, BCBSMT will extend the payment deadline to Jan. 30, 2014, for those who signed up for new health coverage with a Jan. 1, 2014 effective date.

As has always been BCBSMT's practice, it's important for customers to understand that their coverage with a Jan. 1, 2014, effective date will only be activated once they pay their first month's premium.

"We are extending the payment deadline to give customers extra time to pay their first month's premium," said BCBSMT spokesman John Doran. "At a time when many people are learning about new products and the responsibilities of being a new policyholder, we wanted to give people additional time in January to plan and budget for potentially new household expenses."

For additional information, individuals are encouraged to visit www.bcbsmt.com or call Customer Service at 855-258-8471 or BCBSMT's temporary Bill Pay Unit at 1-800-792-8595.