Clear Savings

We have an opportunity to help reduce the rapidly rising cost of healthcare. We often do a thorough job of researching our retail purchases, becoming informed and understanding our options and alternatives. Bringing the same level of consumerism to our medical decisions can help us to receive the best care - ensuring better outcomes at a better price. 

Clear Savings is one tool members can use. Clear Savings is a health cost transparency tool, and is available to members with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota to help review health care options and compare costs. Log into BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota through myCPS.org and click on the shopping cart on the right side to access the tool. 

Cost Look Up - You can look up a prescription or medical service and see what you can expect to pay at a specific provider based on your health plan, network, and location. Not only can you actively shop for healthcare and save money out of your pocket, but you lower the costs that are experienced by the CHP, lowering everyone's exposure. 

Ways to Save Alerts - Clear Savings will look at what your medical plan covers, and will send savings opportunities to workers so that they can act on them and save money on their prescriptions and routine medical procedures! 

Health Care University - Understanding the basics of health benefits and how to shop for care is becoming increasingly important. Health Care University uses short videos, quizzes, and games to educate on subjects such as healthcare basics, insurance, benefit selection, and billing. 

 

myCigna Cost Transparency

We have an opportunity to help reduce the rapidly rising cost of healthcare. We often do a thorough job of researching our retail purchases, becoming informed and understanding our options and alternatives. Bringing the same level of consumerism to our medical decisions can help us receive the best care - ensuring better outcomes at a better price.

Cigna has a health cost transparency tool available to members enrolled in Cigna options to help review health care options and compare costs. Log into myCigna through myCPS.org and click on "Find a Doctor, Dentist, or Facility," to access the tool. You can look up medical and dental providers, facilities, and procedure costs. 
 

Kaiser Permanente Estimates

We have an opportunity to help reduce the rapidly rising cost of healthcare. We often do a thorough job of researching our retail purchases, becoming informed and understanding our options and alternatives. Bringing the same level of consumerism to our medical decisions can help us receive the best care - ensuring better outcomes at a better price. 

Kaiser Estimates is an online calculator for members enrolled in Kaiser Permanente options that gives cost estimates for many common treatments and services. To use the tool, simply go to kp.org/costestimates. You'll need to be registered on kp.org to use the secure tool. The estimator tool does not give you an exact payment - just a general idea of what you'll pay for a particular service. What you actually pay may be higher or lower depending on the care you receive. 

Understanding Clear Savings

 
 

Clear Savings brings you the tools to help you understand your medical coverage and make the best selections for cost and quality.