BCBSTX Offers Identity Protection Services to UT SELECT Medicaln UT CONNECT, and UT CARE Members
As a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas member, you have access to identity protection services for you and your family at no cost to you through Experian, an independent company. The services are available to give our members some peace of mind and are intended to protect health and personal information.
To enroll in this free program, you should log into your Blue Access for Members (BAM) account at www.bcbstx.com/ut (for UT SELECT participants), www.bcbstx.com/utconnect (for UT CONNECT participants), or www.bcbstx.com/retiree-medicare-ut (for UT CARE). Once logged in, click on Coverage > Coverage and Benefits > Medical. Then, under "Benefits Highlights," scroll down and click the “Identity Protection” heading.
If you have already subscribed to Experian's IdentityWorks, you are all set with your enrollment. You should access your account directly with Experian. Please note this free service does require registration every 12 months. You will receive a reminder from Experian when it is time to sign up again and will follow the same enrollment process described here.
NOTE: If you have not previously registered with Blue Access for Members (BAM), you will need to do so in order to access the link to sign up for free Identity Protection services. Your Benefits Identification number (or BID) is an 8-character unique identifier used for all of your UT Benefits coverage which can be found on your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas ID card. (See example below.) The "Identification Number" requested during registration for BAM includes the leading "0" on your BCBSTX ID card for UT SELECT and UT CONNECT members or the leading "U" for UT CARE members plus your 8-character BID.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I automatically enrolled in all Experian’s services as an employee or member through UT SELECT, UT CONNECT, or UT CARE?
No. You need to proactively sign up with Experian to take advantage of all parts of the identity protection services. Enrollment must be completed annually to continue these services.
Who should I contact for help signing up?
This service is being provided by BCBSTX in partnership with Experian. Please contact BCBSTX customer service if you have additional questions about signing up for the service.
What will it cost me?
This service is being provided at no cost. Experian will not ask you for payment information or try to sell new services to you.
Who is eligible for these services?
These identity protection services are available to you as long as you remain an eligible BCBSTX member through the UT SELECT or UT CONNECT Medical Plan. The coverage includes eligible adults and covered dependents who have UT SELECT, UT CONNECT, or UT CARE Medical Plan coverage administered by BCBSTX.
Is there a time limit on these services?
These services are available to you as long as you remain an eligible UT SELECT, UT CONNECT, or UT CARE participant and your medical plan is administered by BCBSTX. However, you will need to re-enroll annually to maintain this free service.
Doesn’t BCBSTX already provide identity protection services if there’s a data breach?
The identity protection services BCBSTX offers for pre- and post-breach are the same. However, the length of time these services are available to you may vary.
Pre-breach services: Once you enroll, the pre-breach services continue as long as you remain an eligible UT SELECT, UT CONNECT, or UT CARE participant and BCBSTX is the medical plan administrator.
Post-breach services: Once you enroll, post-breach identity protection services tend to remain in effect for up to two years.