Your Member ID Card

Your member ID card identifies you as a member of a health plan. It shows important information about you and your covered benefits.

  • You should always present your ID card when receiving services so your health plan can process your claim to help pay for the cost of care.

CareFirst Member ID Card

For CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield members, this graphic shows the most requested information when you receive care.

Member ID card

Member ID (also called a subscriber number or patient ID)—the number providers need to verify coverage.


Group—the number identifies your employer plan; if you purchase health insurance through a Marketplace/Exchange, your card may not have a group number.


Plan identifier & PCP name—your plan and primary care provider’s name; depending on your CareFirst health plan, you may also see “No PCP Required.”


Benefit copay information—your copay is a fixed dollar amount you pay when you visit a doctor, specialist or another provider for service. Learn more about the abbreviations in the “Abbreviations & Other Terms” section below.


Deductible and out-of-pocket max—both in-network and out-of-network maximums your plan requires you to pay before insurance pays its portion.


Contact information—important phone numbers and addresses.

Lost your CareFirst member ID card? You can always view or print it through My Account.

CareFirst Member ID: Abbreviations and Other Terms


CC—Convenience Care

  • DP—Dental Preferred
  • DT—Dental Traditional
  • DE—Dental EPR, PPT

ER—Emergency Room

FAM—Family or Parent & Child


Open Access—No referrals are needed

P—Primary Care

PD—Pediatric Dental

PV—Pediatric Vision

P&C—Parent & Child


RxBIN, RxPCN, RXGrp—Codes pharmacies use to route claims for payment

S or SPEC—Specialist

S&S—Subscriber & Spouse

UR—Urgent Care

V or VC—Vision

  • AV—Adult Vision
  • VU—BlueVision Plus