Use decision tools

Help choosing a plan

Help choosing a plan


Whether you are looking for more benefits information or need help deciding which medical plan is right for you, we have the tools you need to consider your options. 

Truven Health Analytics

The Enrollment Decision Aid: compare medical plan costs.


The Enrollment Decision Aid from Truven Health Analytics compares your 2016 projected total costs for your 2016 medical plan options.



  • If you are enrolled in a Philips Blue Cross Blue Shield, UPMC or Acclaim medical plan in 2015, you’ll receive a personalized letter, mailed to your home, during the week of October 12, 2015. The letter includes a comparison based on your historical claims paid from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
  • If you are not enrolled in a Philips BCBS, UPMC or Acclaim medical plan, or have less than twelve months of continuous claims data, or were hired on or after July 15, 2015, you’ll receive a letter mailed to your home with instructions on how to access the online tool.
  • If you want to access the online tool to change the assumptions, visit the online Enrollment Decision Aid, accessible through Benefits Central (go to the HR Portal – access links below – and click the Benefits Central icon in the application launcher).
CVS/caremark Prescription Cost Tool

CVS Caremark Prescription Cost Tool


Know prescription costs before you order. Find the estimated cost of your prescription drugs under the ABHPs and the PPO Plan.



(Available to those covered by a BCBS, Acclaim or University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) medical plan.)

BCBS Cost Comparison Tool

BCBS Cost Comparison Tool


Before you schedule non-emergency treatment, compare providers and costs in your area for more than 500 procedures.



(Available for those covered by a BCBS medical plan.)

Blue Distinction Center

Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care Program

The hospital you select can have a direct impact on the care you receive and your procedure results. Blue Cross and Blue Shield has developed the Blue Distinction Centers® recognition program to identify hospitals with proven expertise in delivering specialty care, including Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Care, Complex and Rare Cancers, Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Transplants.


To learn more about Centers in your area, visit


(Available for those covered by a BCBS medical plan.)


Health Advocate

Help and support: call Health Advocate.


Trained professionals can help you understand your medical plan options, compare your options with your spouse’s medical plan options and answer questions. Sometimes it helps to talk things through – and Health Advocate is here to support you, at no cost.


Call 866-695-8622, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET

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