• 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...
  • Is Your Care Covered? Talk to Your Doctor

    April 14, 2021
    This article is intended for members enrolled in an individual health insurance plan. Staying healthy is easier when you understand the ins and outs of your health care plan. Some types of care and treatment require prior authorization. With prior...
  • Your Doctor Helps Make Sure Your Services Are Covered

    April 12, 2021
    Your doctors work closely with your health plan to ensure it covers the care they prescribe. As a smart health care consumer, it’s good to know about all the steps your care provider takes so you can get the most out of your health plan when yo....
  • Health Insurance Terms: What is a predetermination?

    April 5, 2021
    A trip to the doctor’s office can sometimes require a dictionary. “Ah, yes, you need a (insert words that may as well be Latin) before you can have this procedure or be prescribed this medicine.” If you’ve ever had this conver...
  • Check Out Your New Explanation of Benefits (EOBs)

    March 30, 2021
    Your Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) statements have a fresh, new look to make them easier to understand. We streamlined the design, clarified the claims math, and simplified the language to help you better understand your health care spending. What&r...
  • Fitness Program Offers New, Lower Cost Digital-Only Option

    March 29, 2021
    Well onTarget® and the Fitness Program are not available to all members. Check Blue Access for MembersSM or ask your benefits administrator to see if you have these benefits. The Fitness Program has added a new digital-only plan option so you can...
  • New Member? 3 Simple Steps to Get Started

    March 22, 2021
    Are you a new member? To make using your health plan as easy as possible, there are three simple steps to take now so that you are set when you need care. Step 1: Look out for new member information After you enroll, you should receive these things...
  • Prior Authorization: What You Need to Know

    March 15, 2021
    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 Our Top 4 Tips for Saving Money at the Pharmacy

    February 12, 2021
    There are several ways you can help keep your health care costs down when using your prescription drug benefits. 1. Use a Preferred Pharmacy Before you fill prescriptions, be sure you are using a preferred pharmacy in the Preferred Pharmacy Network...
  • How to Use Your Digital Member ID Card

    February 10, 2021
    A device that was once only used for calling can now securely hold some of your most important assets. With your mobile phone, you have in your hand photos of your family and friends, contactless payment methods, and now—access to your health i...
  • Stay Active from the Comfort and Safety of Your Home

    February 4, 2021
    Well onTarget® is not available to all members. Check Blue Access for MembersSM or ask your benefits administrator to see if you have these benefits. If you are a Well onTarget Fitness Program member, you can now register for BurnAlong, an exciti...