Health Plan Topic of the Week: What to ask your service when booking an appointment

Here are a few tips and tricks when scheduling an appointment with a professional service while on the UWSA Health Plan.

When booking your appointment, check the UWSA Benefits Summary to make sure your service is covered.
If you’re still unsure, you can always call Green Shield to follow up (1-888-711-1119)

Check out the Benefits Summary here!

Next, ask your service provider if they direct bill to Green Shield.
(You will want to have have your Green Shield Health Plan number handy, if they do)

If they don’t, you will have to cover the cost for the appointment up front. To be reimbursed, you will have to submit a claim form by mail to Green Shield (And, we can mail it for you!)

Claim forms are downloadable here! Instructions on how to fill out your claim form are here!

You may want to print out your claim form before your service to make sure you get all the necessary documentation at your appointment.

If you have more questions about the Health Plan, you can email the Health Plan Coordinator at or visit the Health Plan page!


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