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State of Disaster Declared - Burke and Rutherford Counties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is extending premium payment deadlines and making it easier for our members to get prescription drugs in Burke and Rutherford Counties, which were recently affected by severe weather and tornadoes. Gov. Perdue issued a disaster declaration for these two counties, which is in effect from January 18, 2012, through February 17, 2012.

During the designated period, members living in or displaced from the impacted areas will be able to get an early prescription refill or replace a lost or destroyed prescription, by making a request at any participating pharmacy. Also, members and employers located within or displaced from these impacted counties will get an additional 30 days (the grace period that already applies) to pay their premiums.  

Also, members, groups, and providers in the disaster area who so identify themselves via self-identification will receive a 30 day extension in meeting any contractual or state legal obligation that becomes due during the disaster period. This applies to underwritten, ASO, and State Health Plan members (does not apply to the Federal Employee Program or Medicare Parts C or D.). 

In addition, as required by state statute, BCBSNC will provide a month extension for other deadlines or requirements that would fall during the first 30 days following the disaster declaration date. Those include requirements related to:

  • Submission of claims
  • Filing of appeals of denied claims
  • Requests for authorization of medical services or appeals
  • Additions of newborn and adopted children to a medical policy

Impacted Cities - by zip code and county

Zip Code        City and State County
28018 Bostic, NC Rutherford
28019 Caroleen, NC Rutherford
28024 Cliffside, NC Rutherford
28040 Ellenboro, NC Rutherford
28043 Forest City, NC Rutherford
28074 Harris, NC Rutherford
28076 Henrietta, NC Rutherford
28139 Rutherfordton, NC Rutherford
28160 Spindale, NC Rutherford
28167 Union Mills, NC Rutherford
28720 Chimney Rock, NC Rutherford
28746 Lake Lure, NC Rutherford
Zip Code City and State County
28612 Connellys Springs, NC        Burke
28619 Drexel, NC Burke
28628 Glen Alpine, NC Burke
28637 Hildebran, NC Burke
28641 Jonas Ridge, NC Burke
28647 Linville Falls, NC Burke
28655 Morganton, NC Burke
28666 Icard, NC Burke
28671 Rutherford College, NC Burke
28680 Morganton, NC Burke
28690 Valdese, NC Burke