Looking For Ways To Reduce Your Health Care Expenses?

New Service Sponsored By SMU Human Resources
Can Help You Reduce Your Health Care Expenses

Did you know that the cost of medical services can vary by as much as 300%, even within the BCBSTX network?  For example, one in-network facility might charge $500 for a CT scan and another facility might charge $1,500.  These cost variances also apply to surgical, anesthesia, and hospital room & board charges.

Medical TestWith that in mind, the SMU Department of Human Resources is partnering with Compass Professional Health Services, to provide a service that will enable you to identify high-quality doctors, hospitals, imaging centers, etc., and make choices that can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. 

Compass services will be available April 1, 2011 to faculty and staff enrolled in one of SMU’s BCBSTX medical options.  This service is paid by SMU, at no cost to you.

Compass provides unbiased guidance because they are not affiliated with any insurance company, doctor’s office, or hospital.  Your health information will never be shared with SMU, your insurance company, your doctor, or anyone else — without your personal consent. 

For more information, watch for an information packet to arrive at your home address on or before April 1, 2012.

RSVP for an on-campus Employee Meeting to learn more about the service and how to access it.

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