Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas are divisions of Health Care Service Corporation ("HCSC"), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. HCSC is a customer-owned health benefit company focused on improving the health and wellness of our members and communities.
HCSC is pleased to provide Be Smart. Be Well. and has made reasonable efforts to present accurate information on this website; however it is possible that information found on this website may be out of date.
Any medical and health-related information presented on this website is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, nor is it intended to provide you with a specific diagnosis or treatment for a specific ailment. HCSC does not furnish or render professional health care services or medical care. The information is made available to you for educational and informational purposes and does not constitute the practice of medicine and/or as a substitute for consultation with your personal health care provider, nor does it constitute an offer to sell or promote any product or service to individuals who do not reside in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas.
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We appreciate your questions and comments about our website and services and welcome your email messages to mailboxes listed on our websites. We will share your messages with those within our organization most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We preserve the content of your email, your email address and our response so that we can efficiently respond to questions you might have.
Please use your own best judgment when sending information via the Internet to an email address. Email sent via the Internet may pass through private and public networks with varying levels of security. Some networks may have taken steps to secure email transmissions while others have not, thereby compromising the privacy and integrity of an email. An email may be copied, altered or destroyed.
At Health Care Service Corporation ("HCSC"), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, we know how important the security and privacy of data is to you. Therefore, please review the following statement which explains what data we collect, how we use the personal information you provide, and how we keep that information secure. "Personal information" refers to data that is unique to you such as name, birth date, email address and telephone number. If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page.
In an effort to provide a positive website experience, provide health care programs and services that target our users' needs, and report on user activity, we may collect electronic data about your use and access to this website. In addition, we may combine this information with other information we may have about you for data analytics and reporting required for HCSC to conduct its business, but only as permitted by law. The tools we use are listed below. Please be aware that none of these tools provide HCSC with the ability to read any data residing on your computer.
Cookies and tags are used on websites to gather information about how individuals use and navigate the website. Neither cookies nor tags can extract any personal information about you, nor can they read any data that resides on your personal computer or device. The data collected from these sources are used to recognize repeat users and track usage patterns. Specifically, we use "cookies," which are small pieces of information sent by a web server and stored by a user's web browser. Cookies allow the web server to maintain an active "session" with an individual user and track what users are accessing on the site.
The following are examples of how we use the information collected from these cookies and tags:
In addition, we may use a third-party vendor to determine if you open and use any information that we may share with you via email. Our web and marketing services may also solicit your feedback through online surveys using a third-party vendor. Responding to these surveys is optional.
You will find links within the Be Smart. Be Well. site that takes you to other third-party sites that are not affiliated with HCSC. These third-party sites provide either critical functionality or provide the user access to other resources and products. Since these sites are not directly under the control of HCSC, we cannot make any direct representations or guarantees about them. Your use of those third-party websites may subject you to separate binding agreements and privacy statements. Carefully review these documents since we want you to have a complete understanding of these sites as well as how your data might be collected or used by these sites.
This website is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, the leading security protocol for data transfer on the Internet. Even though there are tremendous benefits to using this website, as with all electronic communications there are some risks which may include:
You agree that you use this website at your own risk. HCSC and its licensors have no liability for any damages (whether direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive) incurred by you as a result of your use of this website or the information you receive from or submit to this website.
HCSC and its licensors shall have no liability whatsoever for failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication, telephone or other connection problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access or interception of data from this website, theft or errors.
All right, title and interest in the content (including software, text and images) and other intellectual property (including trademarks, service marks and copyrights) on this website are solely and exclusively the property of HCSC or its licensors, and are protected by intellectual property laws. Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Cross and Shield symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. You acknowledge that content available through the website, including, without limitation, content of third parties is protected by copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual proprietary rights and laws.
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