• COVID-19: Safety Starts With You

    June 17, 2022
    After two years of lockdowns, masking, social distancing, curbside pickups, work-from-home, virtual classes and more, is the worst of the pandemic in the rear-view mirror? Many communities have ended mandates and relaxed safety protocols that became...
  • Helpful Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    June 7, 2022
    It’s important to make sure you’re doing everything possible to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy. But trying to learn about all the things you need to know may seem overwhelming. Below are some links to resources we’v...
  • Spring Has (Still) Sprung

    May 26, 2022
    Over 50 million Americans live with seasonal allergies. Most of them are prepared for the coughing, sneezing, nose blowing days when everything starts blooming in the spring. Something new to prepare for this season? How other people react when you...
  • The Importance of Handwashing

    May 25, 2022
    Bumping elbows or giving a little wave has taken the place of a handshake during the spread of COVID-19. But you can also come in contact with the virus from touching surfaces where they live. Handwashing is a key preventive step you should take...
  • Help is Available for Members Affected by Natural Disasters

    April 4, 2022
    Recovering from a natural disaster is never easy. We're here to help our members who have been impacted by events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and severe weather. If you've been affected by a natural disaster, we can help you: Find...
  • What You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

    March 31, 2022
    COVID-19 vaccines are now available and are vital in the fight against the pandemic. The sooner a large part of the public builds herd immunity to the virus, the sooner we can return to normal life with family and friends at school, work, church...
  • Chronic Conditions and COVID-19: Taking Care of You

    March 11, 2022
    Diabetes, asthma, heart disease, cancer. These and other chronic conditions need your attention every day – even with COVID-19 limiting some of our normal routines. These conditions also mean you have a higher risk of getting very ill if you c...
  • COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    March 10, 2022
    The COVID-19 situation changes quickly. To get the latest updates, go to the Centers for Disease Control’s special COVID-19 website. Here you'll find answers to some frequently asked questions about COVID-19, how to protect yourself...
  • Understand COVID-19’s IQ: Isolation and Quarantine

    March 1, 2022
    What should I do now? That’s probably the first question that pops into your mind if you contract COVID-19 or come in contact with someone who has it. The answers can be confusing. As the virus has mutated and changed, some of the safety advice....
  • COVID-19 At-home Tests Are Covered by Your Health Plan

    January 21, 2022
    If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are having symptoms that worry you, taking an at-home COVID-19 test may be a good idea. And the cost of those tests may be covered by your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) health....
  • Where to Go for COVID-19 Testing

    January 20, 2022
    You know when you aren’t feeling well. Sore throat, achy, sick to your stomach. With the COVID-19 virus still spreading quickly, this isn't the time to “just get through it.” Getting a COVID-19 diagnostic test could help you kn...
  • See to Your Eye Health During COVID-19

    November 23, 2021
    You may have put off getting your eyes checked because of the pandemic, but a regular eye exam is important. You can safely get an eye exam during COVID-19. When COVID-19 first started spreading across the U.S., vision specialists and centers were...
  • I’ve Had COVID-19, Now What?

    November 16, 2021
    Whether you’ve had a mild case of COVID-19 or were sick for a long time, you may wonder what’s next. Once you’re feeling better and trying to get back to your normal routine, you may still have health questions. Here are some ...
  • Dental Care During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    June 26, 2020
    Many dental offices in the U.S. closed or cut back to only emergency care as the COVID-19 pandemic hit. They’ve used that time to put safety measures in place to resume regular visits. But as offices are re-opening, you may still wonder if it&...
  • How to Spot COVID-19 Scams and What You Should Do

    May 27, 2020
    Criminals are using COVID-19 as a chance to steal identities and commit health care fraud. You should be wary if you get a call asking for your BCBSIL member ID number or other private information like your social security nu...