• 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...
  • 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&...
  • Prevention Is Still Important During COVID-19 Pandemic

    June 11, 2020
    Everyday life has been nothing like it was this time last year, or the year before. But taking care of yourself is vital, no matter what. Planning your annual exams now will help make your own health a priority. Time has a way of passing by before...
  • Family Time During Shelter-in-Place Time

    June 3, 2020
    Most people say they want more time to spend with family. Some may now have second thoughts about that after sheltering in place with each other for weeks on end. We are now in each other’s space 24/7 and wondering if we can do this one more d...
  • Options for Health Coverage Due to COVID-19

    June 1, 2020
    The life changes many are facing due to COVID-19 are causing a lot of worry, including about losing or getting health care coverage. Big changes in your life may qualify you for a special enrollment period to sign up. Based on your income, you may...
  • 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...
  • Tips for Eating Healthy During COVID-19

    May 18, 2020
    Eating at home doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. And working at home may give you time to do a little advance prep to make healthy home-cooked meals. That’s a winning combination. Planning ahead is the key. You may be having a hard ...
  • What is Flattening the Curve?

    May 14, 2020
    Public health experts are leading the efforts to keep people from spreading COVID-19. Staying a safe distance from each other is the best way to make that happen. Millions of people are suddenly putting their lives on hold because of COVID-19. Shops...
  • COVID-19: How to Keep Active Without Leaving Home

    April 13, 2020
    We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days doing our part to help the world slow the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active while, inside. When we need to stay home due to COVID-...
  • COVID-19: Ways to Succeed at Social Distancing

    April 13, 2020
    The COVID-19 virus mainly spreads when one person breathes in airborne droplets from an infected person. And any infected person, with or without symptoms, can spread the virus by touching a surface. Social distancing lets us stop or slow down...
  • COVID-19: Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health

    April 8, 2020
    While we try to keep ourselves and each other safe from the physical effects of the COVID-19 virus, it’s natural to feel worried, afraid and lonely. Social distancing can make some people feel anxious or isolated. It’s important to take ...
  • Spring Has (Still) Sprung

    April 2, 2020
    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...