• Get Real-Time Updates with Text Alerts

    April 11, 2024
    We don’t want you to miss important health care updates. So make sure to opt in to receive text messages from us. You can get: Claim status notification: Receive notifications when claims are processed. Saving opportunities: Get timely notices....
  • Find a Doctor Who's a Good Fit for You

    April 4, 2024
    Sometimes you know it’s time for a change. But what if that change involves finding a new primary care doctor? Maybe you’ve moved, and it’s a long drive to your current doctor. Perhaps you don’t feel heard. Or you just think i...
  • Self-Management Program: Managing Your Stress

    March 26, 2024
    Stress has a way of rearing its ugly head. It comes in many different forms and from different areas of your life. Too much work? Not enough “me-time?” Too many commitments? Sometimes, stress can be overwhelming. When it is, your body oft...
  • How Your Coverage Works in an Emergency

    March 25, 2024
    When you have an illness or injury, you need to decide where to go for care . Many illnesses and injuries can be treated by your regular doctor, at a retail clinic or an urgent care center. But what if you're having signs of a heart attack? Broke...
  • Wondering If a New Treatment Is Right for You?

    March 22, 2024
    This article is intended for HMO members enrolled in an employer health insurance plan. New treatments for many conditions — from diabetes to cancer — are in the news. Do you wonder if you might be a candidate for a treatment that could h...
  • Planning International Travel this Summer? Check Your Coverage Options

    March 22, 2024
    Are you planning to travel outside the U.S.? Whether work sends you abroad or you travel for fun, the key is to be prepared. Before you travel, learn about your international health insurance options in case you need care while you’re away. Co...
  • Breast Pumps Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier

    March 21, 2024
    Nourishing your newborn baby is one of the most important things you’ll do as a parent. Breastfeeding is a popular option for many parents — and for good reasons. Breast milk provides ideal nutrition that supports a baby’s growth an...
  • Complex Health Management Made Easier

    February 27, 2024
    This article is intended for HMO members enrolled in an employer health insurance plan. Health care providers often see patients who have one or more medical conditions that would be considered complex. These may include diabetes with heart disease...
  • Prior Authorization: What You Need to Know

    February 27, 2024
    Understanding your health insurance is the best way to enjoy all its benefits. When you know what steps you need to take before treatment, things go more smoothly. One of the most important steps is prior authorization. Many times, your doctor will...
  • Get the Best Price on Your Prescriptions

    February 27, 2024
    There are many things to know when it comes to getting the medicine you need. How much will it cost? Is there one that will work just as well but cost less? Does it matter where I go to get my prescription filled? And these are just a few. But don&rs...
  • Keep Your PCP Informed

    February 26, 2024
    You can do your part in coordinating your care. If you’ve had care in any health care setting outside of your primary care physician’s office, there are a couple of things you can do to ensure a smooth transition. Ask for a Visit or Disch...
  • Save Yourself Time and Money with Provider Finder

    February 6, 2024
    There’s a lot to think about when deciding where to get health care – cost, networks, location and more. Being informed does not have to be tricky. We have resources available to help you make the best decision for you. Our Provider Finde...
  • Population Health: Strategies that Benefit Our Members

    February 6, 2024
    Population Health has been described as “the overall health of a group of people.” At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, we use different types of partnerships to improve the overall health and well-being of our members. We identify ...
  • Your Health Plan May Offer Many Benefits at No Extra Cost

    February 6, 2024
    Your health plan may cover vaccines for children and adults, like the flu shot, at no cost to you. Talk to your doctor about what immunizations each member of your family needs. Many preventive services, including yearly wellness exams and screenings...
  • Start a New Health Journey with Well onTarget

    February 6, 2024
    Well onTarget® and Blue PointsSM are not available to all members. Check Blue Access for MembersSM or ask your benefits administrator to see if you have these benefits. Well onTarget is designed to give you the support you need to make healthy ch...