• The Doctor Is On: Get Care Online with Virtual Visits

    July 28, 2021
    Are you missing out on the convenience of telemedicine? Telemedicine allows you to have virtual health care visits using your computer, phone or tablet. These types of health care visits are a quick, easy way to bring the doctor to you. Say you&rsqu...
  • Telemedicine: The Modern-Day House Call

    July 28, 2021
    You and your doctor have busy schedules. So busy that you might think there’s no time to get an appointment. We have good news. Visiting with a doctor is now easier, thanks to telemedicine. In today’s tech world, you can stay tele-health...
  • Plan Year Ending Soon? Make the Most of It

    July 28, 2021
    If you’re the kind of person who needs a deadline to get things done, there may be a big one just around the corner. If your health plan year is ending, it’s a good time to review your health benefits. Doing so could be a boost to your ov...
  • Our Staff Can Help You Better Manage Your Care

    June 29, 2021
    This article is intended for HMO members enrolled in an employer health insurance plan. We know you may have questions about your medical condition and how best to coordinate your care. Having access to utilization management (UM) staff can help...
  • Take it Easy—3 Easy Options for Care

    June 28, 2021
    Not every illness or injury is an emergency, but there are sometimes problems you want to get checked right away. You don’t want to cough all night for one more night, or you think your child may need stitches. Knowing about your other options ....
  • Is Your Pharmacy In-Network?

    June 1, 2021
    It makes sense to find out if your health provider is in the network before you make an appointment. When you use an in-network care provider and facility, you get the most from your health insurance plan. The same is true with your pharmacy, too...
  • Information about Coverage When You Travel Abroad

    May 28, 2021
    Do you ever travel out of the country? There’s nothing wrong with wanderlust as long as you are prepared for emergencies! If you like to travel, there are travel medical health plans designed to pick up where your primary at-home plan leaves of....
  • Need to See a Specialist?

    May 26, 2021
    When you’re not feeling well, you might call your primary care doctor. With a little care, your doc may have you on the road to recovery in no time. But what if your health issue is more serious? Your primary care doctor may say you need to see....
  • What Does My Health Insurance Plan Cover?

    May 19, 2021
    Your health insurance plan covers a number of items and services to help keep you and your family healthy. Most medical plans cover: Emergency care Outpatient services Hospitalization Maternity and newborn care Mental health and substance use treatm...
  • Save Money with a Preferred Pharmacy

    May 12, 2021
    Did you know your health plan may offer a preferred pharmacy network? By using a preferred pharmacy, you may pay the lowest out of pocket cost on covered prescription drugs. With your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois prescription drug plan...
  • You've Got Mail: Pharmacy Home Delivery Services

    April 27, 2021
    Using a home delivery pharmacy service can save you time, and maybe even money. Your prescriptions are mailed right to you. That saves you a trip to the pharmacy. You can enjoy AllianceRx Walgreens Prime home delivery with your Blue Cross and Blue...
  • Do Your Prescription Drugs Need Prior Authorization?

    April 26, 2021
    Have you ever gone to pick up a new medicine, only to have the pharmacist tell you it needs prior authorization from your doctor? It happens to many of us. Here are things you can do to avoid leaving empty handed. When you receive a new pr...
  • An Explanation of Your Explanation of Benefits

    April 20, 2021
    You’ve been to the doctor and paid your copay. How are you going to know when your claim is filed and finalized? Simple — you'll get your Explanation of Benefits (EOB). Your EOB will break down the services you received, the co...
  • How HMO Insurance Works – Quick Tips Guide

    April 14, 2021
    Millions of people have an HMO health plan. Yet, plenty of them are still a little fuzzy about what that really means. After all, three letters grouped together make a nice acronym, but don’t tell us much about what it is or how it works. Don&r...
  • Meet a Benefits Value Advisor

    April 14, 2021
    No doubt about it, the health care system can be confusing. Who can you turn to when you have questions about your health care coverage? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) offers members a great go-to resource. Clear answers to your...