CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) is now enabling members to pay their healthcare premiums in person via Fiserv’s CheckFreePay solution. CareFirst offers health insurance products and administrative services to 3.4 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.
With the implementation of recent government policy changes in healthcare, a growing number of participants in the healthcare marketplace are part of the more than 1 in 4 households that do not have bank relationships or do not use traditional payment methods such as checks, credit cards and debit cards. It is important for insurers to have a cash-based payment option to reach this segment of the population that needs to pay their premium.
With the CheckFreePay walk-in bill payment network, CareFirst members have access to a secure, convenient method to pay their monthly medical and dental healthcare premiums in person, using cash.
The CheckFreePay network consists of 28,000 retail locations nationwide, which include supermarkets, drugstores and convenience stores, along with hundreds of independent and chain store retailers. Members can locate their closest authorized location by visiting the CareFirst website or the CheckFreePay Agent Locator.
Fiserv is the largest provider of walk-in payments, electronic bill presentment (e-bills) and electronic bill payment in the U.S. according to Aite Group.
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