CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In an effort to manage costs and conserve paper, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is encouraging its members to make the switch from paper Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements to online EOBs. Those who make the switch will be eligible to win a 2008 Nissan Altima hybrid and other great prizes.

"The Advance EOB Notice automated service allows our members to receive their EOBs much more quickly as they are posted in our secure BlueAccess Web site at bcbst.com,” said Jean Harris, vice president of member benefits administration.

“Online EOBs reduce paper, ultimately having a positive impact on the planet and manage the administrative costs of postage and printing, as well. By choosing to stop paper EOBs, you can help reduce paper waste and make our planet a cleaner, greener place to live. Best of all, you just might get a prize for it.” Harris said.

When a member subscribes to the Advance EOB service, they receive an email when a new EOB is posted in their secure BlueAccess account on bcbst.com. The member then simply clicks on the link in the email, signs in to BlueAccess, and views the new EOB immediately.

Members who are enrolled in a group health plan or who purchase individual health insurance from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee are eligible, if they are registered to receive the Advance EOB Notice service at the time of the drawing, with the exception of those members who work for the federal government, state and local government or BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee itself.

BlueCross GreenPlanet Sweepstakes drawings are held every three months, and the winner of the grand prize will be drawn the first business day after January 31, 2008. BlueCross GreenPlanet sweepstakes prizes include:

Grand prize - 2008 Nissan® Altima® hybrid
50” plasma High-Definition TVs
Apple® iPod® nano RED 4GB MP3 players
$100 gift cards

About BlueCross

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's mission is to provide its customers and communities with peace of mind through affordable solutions for health and healing, life and living. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on reinventing the health plan for its 3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. Through its integrated health management approach, BlueCross provides patient-centric products and services that drive health improvement and positively impact health care quality and value. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's website at www.bcbst.com.