Did you know that BCBSRI has four Your Blue Store locations—in Cranston, East Providence, Lincoln, and Warwick? And we’re now offering many of the services that were available before the pandemic, such as in-person classes. We know our members have missed the classes, and we’ve missed seeing our members!
Melissa Cummings, BCBSRI Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, recently appeared on the Studio 10 television show to share three things to know about Your Blue Store.
1. You can stop by to talk with us about your health plan.
We can help if you have a question about your current plan or if you want to learn how to make the most of your benefits. And you don’t have to be a member to stop by. If you’re looking for a new plan, we’d love to help. It’s an important decision, and our team of experts is happy to walk you through it.
We opened the stores because we knew that some people prefer to talk about their plans face-to-face, and that’s something we wanted as well. With the store, you can bring a family member or friend to be part of the conversation, and you can talk with someone in Spanish if you prefer. In East Providence, we also have representatives who speak Portuguese.
2. You can take free classes, which are open to all BCBSRI members.
Every week, we offer dozens of fitness and healthy living classes between our four locations. For fitness classes, we have everything from yoga to circuit training to salsa. And the healthy living classes cover topics such as nutrition, diabetes management, heart-healthy habits, and caregiver stress. If you’re a member, you can sign up for a class at bcbsri.com/events.
When we opened the stores, we wanted them to be gathering places and places to be healthy. Over the years, we’ve seen many people take the same classes and become friends. After such a long time apart, it’s wonderful to see those communities come back together.
3. You can participate in our online fitness and healthy living classes.
These classes, which are open to everyone, are streamed live at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. through the Your Blue Store Studio Group on Facebook. And if you can't make the classes live, you can watch the videos anytime. That lets us reach many more people than we could have in person at our stores. In 2020, the videos had an average of 1,000 views, which was much higher than we anticipated. So we wanted to continue to have these classes available.
This September, we’ll also be offering outdoor fitness classes in local parks, and we’ll be bringing along Your Blue Bus—which is our retail store on wheels! Look for us in your community. You can find more information at bcbsri.com/yourbluestore.