• Check Provider Networks Before You Get Care

    What is a Provider Network? You may have heard that premiums, copays and deductibles are all things you need to consider when choosing the best health plan for you or your family. Did you also know you should think about the plan&rsquo...
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  • Check Your Coverage and Other Tips to Move Like a Pro

    Moving can be exciting — whatever your reason. You might relocate for a new job. Maybe you want to be closer to family. Perhaps you’re pulling up roots just for the thrill of living in a different place. Still, moving can also be str...
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  • How to Protect Yourself From Health Insurance Scams

    You might be sleeping or taking your dog for a walk. You could be at work, at your kid’s soccer game, or meeting friends for dinner. Life is good, right? You have no idea that scammers down the street, one state over or half a world away are do....
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  • How to Sign Up for Health Insurance

    Do you need health coverage, but don’t know where to start? Visit bcbsil.com to view and compare all our Family and Individual health plans, including the plans we offer on the Health Insurance Marketplace. In most cases, you can only sign up f....
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  • It’s Open Enrollment – Choose Your 2024 Plan

    The open enrollment period can be confusing. Premiums. Deductibles. Coinsurance. Networks. We can help. Here are three important steps to help you prepare for this year’s open enrollment for health insurance coverage. Step 1: Make Note of the .....
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  • What If You Can’t Afford A Health Plan?

    Shopping for health insurance can spark a few questions. Cost is always a big one. Wondering if you can afford it? You're not alone. As you check your options, remember there are resources that may help you pay for coverage. Health Plan Prices Y...
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  • Choosing Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

    Medical, dental and vision care are all important for your total health. That’s why it’s good to have the three kinds of insurance to protect yourself. Today, many people are buying health coverage on their own. What “comes with&rdq...
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  • Time to Enroll in a Health Plan Again? Already?

    Many of us aren’t big fans of deadlines. We’re busy. Finding time to knock out one more thing on our to-do list can be a hassle. With some deadlines, a little procrastination may not really matter. That’s not the case when it comes ...
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  • Why Kids Need Health Insurance

    Children are known for their endless curiosity, cute faces and their ability to come home covered in dirt. Being a trendy pre-teen or adventurous kindergartener comes with its share of coughs and colds, bumps and bruises and mystery rashes....
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  • What Should I Ask When Seeking a Plan?

    You now have more choices than ever when shopping for a health insurance plan. Whether you buy straight through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, the Health Insurance Marketplace or a licensed insurance agent, you can compare and shop for ...
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  • How Do I Buy an Individual Health Insurance Plan?

    There are two times when you can buy health insurance. These two periods are called open enrollment and special enrollment. Open enrollment starts on Nov. 1 each year. Any other sign-up time falls under special enrollment . To buy health in...
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  • Get Ready for Open Enrollment

    If you want to buy a new individual and family health plan or choose a different one, get the details you need before open enrollment starts on Nov. 1. Break the task into easy-to-handle steps. Keep the Deadlines in Mind Open enrollment ends Jan...
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  • 3 Reasons Why Women Should Choose Blue

    Your health is important. You want to keep up your health and treat any sickness. So, you need a health plan to help you do it. Here’s three reasons so many women choose Blue. Reason No. 1 - Your Choice of Doctors No matter which Blue Cross and....
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  • Buying Health Insurance: It’s a Good Idea

    You may think, "I never go to the doctor, so I don’t need health insurance." Think again. Health Insurance protects your physical and financial wellbeing. Let’s see what might happen if you have to take your kid to the ER, but don’t...
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  • Can You Get Health Insurance Now?

    Life happens. Things change. Some changes can even affect your health insurance. They’re called a “qualifying life event.” What does the term mean? What Is a Qualifying Life Event? In most cases, you can only sign up for a health in...
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