• Keep Health Issues in Check with Virtual Visits

    Does your health plan offer virtual visits with doctors in your plan’s network? Now's a good time to check. It may be just what you need to stay on top of your health. During the pandemic, more health care facilities turned to virtual visits t...
  • 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 ...
  • Tips for Safe Voting During COVID-19

    October 20, 2020
    It’s time to vote in the U.S. The lines at the polls are long, and that means the wait may be long, too. Because your risk of getting COVID-19 increases when you’re around a lot of people, you’ll need to make some plans to stay safe...
  • Wanting to Skip the Holidays? Make New Traditions Instead

    October 5, 2020
    Nothing feels the same in 2020. Not work. Not school. Not vacations. And chances are, for most people the holidays will be different this year, too. And much like the weather, subject to change at any minute. Feel like everything right now is beyond...
  • Get Creative to Celebrate Halloween Safely

    October 1, 2020
    Halloween may come with a nasty trick this year: No old-fashioned trick or treating. That’s because door-to-door trick-or-treating is a “high risk” activity for spreading the COVID-19 virus, says the Centers for Disease Control and ...
  • Create Your Own COVID-19 Care Plan

    August 4, 2020
    Do your family or close friends know what they need to help you get the best care if you get sick? Many think of care plans as tools only for the elderly or for those with dementia. Think again. The global COVID-19 pandemic shows no stopping anytime...
  • Get Your Affairs in Order Before You Get Sick

    July 23, 2020
    No one wants to think about getting sick or dying. But a little planning can give you peace of mind. And it will make it easier on you and your loved ones if it does happen. COVID-19 can hit hard on people of any age, including people who are health...