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Getting Health Insurance
Purchasing health insurance isn’t just cut and dry. You have a handful of options! You can sign up for health insurance online directly with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), through a licensed insurance agent, or through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Any of these can help you get a plan that meets your needs. Even better, under the new health care law, plans are required to offer broad health coverage, from doctor visits to prescriptions to hospital stays.
Before you sign up for health insurance, check out our blog about preparing to buy a plan for tips on comparing all your health insurance choices by price, benefits and other features that may be important to you. You can also use our Provider Finder to find out if your current doctors, specialists, hospitals or urgent care centers are in the plan’s network that you select.
Let’s get you signed up! In most cases, you can only sign up for a health insurance plan during the open enrollment period, from Nov. 1 and continues through Dec. 15.
When you are ready to get health insurance, you have three options:
If you have questions, we can help! Call 877-731-4649 or scroll through our enrollment guide!
We hope we’ve helped you! Do you feel better prepared to buy health coverage?
Last update: 10/2/2018
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I am TRYING to complete my employers' insurnace paperwork for new employees. I have chosen a member provider but can't find the required IPA # to include on the form. Help!
Hi Steve, Your HR department should be able to help you complete these forms. ~ Kayla
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