As part of our Short Message Service (SMS) or, texting program, we will create a variety of offers. If you are eligible to participate in an offer, you could receive an invitation or be invited by any of the following means: public advertisement, flyer, personalized letter, email, web form or web link. The invitation will state what type of information you will be signing up to receive and how to join. In addition, you may choose to use texting on our website to forward information from our provider directory for example to friends or other members.
Please see the information below to learn more about our SMS program. We're looking forward to texting with you soon!
We'll send you health tips, news and/or related information directly to your mobile phone. It's easy to participate. When you choose to opt-in to one or more of our SMS campaigns, we will send you corresponding information via SMS text. For example, if you opt-in to a campaign on savings suggestions, you will receive tips on how to decrease your out-of-pocket expenses. Look for information about current campaigns and text the campaign keyword to 465-465 (HMK-HMK). That's all there is to it.
There is no cost to join. However, message and data rates apply from your carrier (ie. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc.). The number of text messages you receive will depend on the number of programs for which you sign up.
For additional help, text the word HELP to 465465. You can also email our support team at SMSHELP@Highmark.com for general assistance; however the SMSHELP email address is not a secure method of communication and should not be used to transmit protected health information or to contact Member Service for claims issues. To stop receiving text messages, text the word STOP to cancel at any time. You can either stop a single campaign, multiple campaigns or all text campaigns.
If your phone becomes lost or is stolen or you simply wish to opt-out of any campaign in which you signed up to participate, contact us at the toll-free number or the email address below. We will make every effort to manually remove you from all of our campaigns within a reasonable time period. You will be required to provide your cell phone number in order for us to process your request.
This program is available to subscribers of Boost, AT&T, T-Mobile®, Dobson, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, C Spire Wireless, Virgin Mobile, Cellcom, NTelos, GetLisa and Cricket Communications. You must be 18 years of age or older to use this service. You also agree to our SMS Terms of Service.
This short code program is managed by Highmark.
120 5th Avenue
Attn: SMS Help, Suite 1212
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Toll free phone: 888-910-9757
Service hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Terms and conditions may change
Highmark reserves the right to update or amend these terms and conditions at any time.
These terms and conditions are applicable to texting campaigns offered by Highmark, its diversified businesses or affiliates.
Highmark may, at its sole discretion, terminate or suspend services or access to the services or any portion thereof of any user for any reason.
You must be at least 18 years old to be eligible to use the services. No one under age 18 may use the services under any circumstances. By opting-in to participate in a campaign you are representing that you are at least 18.
There may be some costs associated with the use of this service. For example, your pager or cellular phone service provider may charge you to send or receive wireless text messages. Neither Highmark, its diversified businesses, agents or affiliated companies will be held responsible for any charges related to the use of the services.
Warranty & disclaimer
We safeguard your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over cellular airwaves can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant its complete security before it reaches us. We shall not be responsible for harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of our SMS services or any information you transmit to us via SMS text unless the breach of confidentiality was caused by Highmark.
HIGHMARK PROVIDES THE SERVICES "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. HIGHMARK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.
Limitation of liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL HIGHMARK OR ITS EMPLOYEES, LEADERSHIP TEAM OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SERVICES WHETHER OR NOT HIGHMARK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If you are dissatisfied with the services or any content on any of Highmark website properties, or with these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the services. You acknowledge, by your use of the services, that your use of the services is at your sole risk.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Highmark, its diversified businesses, agents, employees, leadership team, directors and affiliated companies from and against any and all claims, liabilities, penalties, settlements, judgments or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from (i) any information that you or anyone using your account may submit to us for this service; (ii) your use of the services; (iii) your violation of the terms of these terms and conditions; and (iv) any violation or failure by you to comply with all laws and regulations in connection with the services.
You may not assign any of your rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of Highmark. Any such purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent of Highmark will be null and void and of no force or effect.
The services do not provide medical advice and are intended for general information purposes. The services are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding medication, medical conditions or treatment.
Collection of information
Your choice of SMS texting campaigns will determine the information that Highmark needs to collect from you. For all campaigns, Highmark collects your mobile phone number and your cellular carrier. Also, depending on the campaign, you may be asked to provide additional information such as your zip code. We may also ask you for additional information in order to personalize the information you receive and make it more valuable to you. For instance, if you sign up for a maternity campaign, we may ask you where you are in your pregnancy to personalize the information to your trimester.
No protected health information will be sent to you through SMS. SMS, as a technology, is not a secure messaging platform. If we need to send you a message that involves PHI or PII, the information will be sent via encrypted email to a secure message center on our website or email application.
How we use the information
Highmark does not sell the information you provide for a SMS texting campaign to anyone.
We use the information you provide to deliver the SMS texting campaigns you have requested, to personalize and thereby improve your experience, to deliver customer support and to improve the services, among other things.
The information may also be analyzed in the aggregate in order to improve the function and content of our SMS services.
Access to information collected online
A. Employees: Certain Highmark employees may be provided with your information. Highmark employees are required, by written confidentiality statements, corporate policies and state or federal laws or regulations to maintain the confidentiality of personal information and to use strict standards of care in handling the information. Employees who do not conform to these confidentiality requirements are subject to disciplinary sanctions that may include dismissal.
B. Third parties: Highmark may disclose your information as permitted by law and to service providers that assist Highmark in meeting the needs of its customers. Highmark's service providers are legally bound by contract to employ at least the same strict standards of confidentiality as employed by Highmark.
Other than as set forth above, Highmark does not transmit your information without your permission. Personal information may be transmitted, however, if there is a specific need to complete a transaction requested by you.