• Get Ready for Open Enrollment

    August 23, 2022
    Gathering the information you need before the start of open enrollment will make the whole process simpler. If you break the task into easy-to-handle steps, it may even save you some last-minute worries. First, keep the deadlines in mind. Open enroll...
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  • Check Provider Networks Before You Get Care

    June 24, 2022
    What is a Provider Network? You may have heard that premiums, copays and deductibles are all things you need to think about in your search for the best health plan for you or your family. But did you know that you should also be thinki...
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  • 3 Reasons Why Women Should Choose Blue

    March 30, 2022
    Your health is important. You want to keep up your health and treat any sickness. And you need a health plan that will help you do it. Here’s three reasons women want to choose Blue. Reason No. 1 - Your Choice of Doctors No matter which BCBSIL ....
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  • Kids Graduating from College? You Can Still Help with Coverage

    March 25, 2022
    Young adults have more health insurance options than ever before. Having lots of choices is awesome, but it can also be overwhelming. This is especially true if you don’t have that much experience dealing with health insurance. As you probably ....
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  • Choosing Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

    March 16, 2022
    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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  • Health Insurance Options for College Students

    February 11, 2022
    The semester is well underway and college students are hitting the books to prepare for tests, papers and extra credit. But there is one thing students may not have thought to prepare for — what you will do if you get sick or injured? Even if y....
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  • Check Your Coverage and Other Tips to Move Like a Pro

    January 3, 2022
    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 stressfu...
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  • How to Protect Yourself From Health Insurance Scams

    November 22, 2021
    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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  • Buying Health Insurance: It’s a Good Idea

    November 19, 2021
    You may be thinking that you never go to the doctor, so you don’t need health insurance. Think again. Having health insurance protects your physical and financial wellbeing. Why buying health insurance is a good idea Let’s see what might ...
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  • How Do I Buy an Individual Health Insurance Plan?

    November 16, 2021
    There are two times when you can buy health insurance, called open enrollment or special enrollment periods. The "open enrollment period" starts on Nov. 1 each year. Any other time it is called the “special enrollment period” . ...
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  • Time to Enroll in a Health Plan Again? Already?

    November 5, 2021
    Many of us aren’t big fans of deadlines. We’re busy. Finding time to knock out another thing on your to-do list can be inconvenient. With some deadlines, a little procrastination may not really matter. That’s not the case when it co...
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  • Why Kids Need Health Insurance

    October 25, 2021
    Children are known for their small voices, cute faces, and their attraction to dirt and germs. Being a trendy pre-teen or adventurous kindergartener comes with its share of coughs, colds, bruises and rashes. You may not be able to protect your little...
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  • What If You Can’t Afford A Health Plan?

    October 25, 2021
    Shopping for health insurance can bring a few questions to light, especially when it comes to money. You’re not alone in wondering how to afford health insurance. As you check out your options, remember there are resources available for you and...
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  • How to Sign Up for Health Insurance

    October 25, 2021
    Do you need health coverage but don’t know where to start? You can 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 si....
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  • What Should I Ask When Seeking a Plan?

    October 25, 2021
    You now have more choices than ever when shopping for a health insurance plan. Whether you purchase directly through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, the Health Insurance Marketplace or a licensed insurance agent, you can compare and shop...
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