• How to Choose Health Care Coverage

    November 3, 2020
    This article is intended for members enrolled in an individual health insurance plan. As you prepare to buy coverage for 2021, there is some important information you can gather to help decide what plan is best for you and your family. Who Do You...
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  • Enrolled for 2021? Find Out What to Expect Next

    October 30, 2020
    This article is intended for members enrolled in an individual health insurance plan. When you enrolled in your 2021 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) health plan, you started a chain reaction.* We have been hard at work for several...
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  • Plan Year Ending Soon? Learn How to Make the Most of It

    October 22, 2020
    If the end of your health plan year is coming soon, the clock is ticking on health appointments you’ve missed or procedures you want to get in. If you have a deductible and you’ve met it, more of the cost of your care may be covered by your plan...
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  • 8 Things You Should Know About Deductibles

    October 22, 2020
    Health plans can seem complicated. It helps to know what questions to ask and where to find the information you need. Take deductibles, for example. They’re important to your pocketbook, but do you know how they work? To get you started, here ...
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  • Members Can Appeal Coverage Decisions

    October 5, 2020
    Internal Appeals Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has an internal claims and appeals process that allows you to appeal decisions about paying claims, eligibility for coverage or ending coverage. Please check “adverse benefit dete....
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  • Need Reconstructive Surgery After a Mastectomy? You’re Covered

    September 4, 2020
    This article is intended for HMO members enrolled in an employer health insurance plan. It’s normal to be anxious if you find out you need to have a mastectomy. A mastectomy is the removal of one or both breasts. This procedure is most often pe....
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  • New Fitness Plan Options Offer More Flexibility

    September 4, 2020
    Well onTarget®, the Fitness Program and Blue PointsSM are not available to all members. Check Blue Access for Members or ask your benefits administrator to see if you have these benefits. When you feel comfortable returning to the gym, you’...
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  • Get Some Great Stress-Free Health Savings with Blue365

    September 4, 2020
    This has been a stressful year. But staying healthy can reduce anxiety, especially during these challenging times. The Blue365® program has some great discounts on health-related products that can help relieve some stress. This is just one advan...
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  • What’s a Woman’s Principal Health Care Provider?

    July 27, 2020
    This article is intended for HMO members enrolled in an employer health insurance plan. Members in a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois’ HMO plan are asked to choose a primary care physician (PCP) from a network of doctors. But do you know ....
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  • Time to Get Those Exams You've Been Putting Off

    July 27, 2020
    If you’re like many people, this year has passed by in a blur. It’s likely that some of your routine health exams didn’t happen. And if the end of your health plan year is coming soon, all the more reason to review your health benef...
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  • “Going Green” Saves More Than Trees

    July 2, 2020
    Everywhere we look, we see signs about how to “go green” to help the environment. The truth is, “going green” can be bigger than saving trees, and it means more than just going paperless.
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  • Our Staff Can Help You Better Manage Your Care

    July 1, 2020
    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...
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  • Using Blue Access for Members (BAM)

    June 29, 2020
    Looking for a portal to access your claim history, Explanation of Benefits or any other information from your health insurance plan? Look no more, because your life can be simplified with Blue Access for Members— it’s a one-stop shop.
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  • What’s the Deal with Blue365?

    June 29, 2020
    Living a healthy lifestyle and saving money certainly can go hand in hand. Learn how Blue365 Deals can help you save (and live) big.
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  • What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities as an HMO Member?

    June 11, 2020
    This article is intended for HMO members enrolled in an employer health insurance plan. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) respects and honors your rights. In return, we ask that you know and honor your responsibilities, too. To learn...
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