• What Does My Health Insurance Plan Cover?

    September 21, 2022
    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...
  • What is 3D Mammography?

    September 20, 2022
    Women have choices when it comes to breast cancer screenings. Standard mammograms every one or two years are the recommended best practice for early detection. They can detect breast cancer up to three years before it can be felt. Since their i...
  • Save Money with a Preferred Pharmacy

    September 19, 2022
    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...
  • Need Information? Here’s Where to Find It

    September 12, 2022
    There are many ways you can get information from Blue Cross and Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). We offer options to suit a variety of communication preferences. Our Website Visit bcbsil.com for information about all BCBSIL has to offer: If you’re...
  • How HMO Insurance Works – Quick Tips Guide

    August 26, 2022
    Millions of people have an HMO health plan. Yet, plenty of them are still a little fuzzy about what that really means. HMO stands for Health Maintenance Organization. It’s a type of health plan that gives you access to a network of doctor...
  • Know Where to Go When Minutes Count, or Anytime

    August 26, 2022
    It’s important to know where to go when you need care. Sometimes the choice is clear. If you’re having signs of a heart attack or stroke, it’s best to go to an emergency room (ER). But what if you have a sore throat? Or an upset sto...
  • Take Advantage of Prime Mail Order and Specialty Pharmacy Services

    August 25, 2022
    This information applies to members who have Prime Therapeutics (Prime) pharmacy administration. If you’re not sure if you have Prime, check your Blue Access for MembersSM account, ask your benefits administrator, check the pharmacy information....
  • Save on Health Products with Great Deals from Blue365

    August 23, 2022
    If you’re looking for some great discounts on health-related products and services, check out the Blue365® program. It’s just one more advantage of being a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) member. You and your family c...
  • Need Reconstructive Surgery After a Mastectomy? You’re Covered

    August 22, 2022
    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....
  • The Doctor Is On: Get Care Online with Virtual Visits

    August 18, 2022
    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...
  • What Is an HMO?

    August 7, 2022
    If you're looking for a health plan that's easy to understand, easy to use and easy on your wallet, an HMO may be just what you need for you and your family. HMO. It’s Simple. An HMO – or Health Maintenance Organization – keeps cost...
  • Do You Know How to Keep Yourself Safe from Scammers?

    July 29, 2022
    When it comes to protecting yourself from scams, it’s a good idea to be leery of strangers. The bad guys are always coming up with new ways to steal your private data — and your money. You may already know not to open that strange text me...
  • Plan Year Ending Soon? Make the Most of It

    July 29, 2022
    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...
  • Save Money on Prescriptions with Medication Finder

    July 25, 2022
    The cost of prescription medicines is always a hot topic. Most of us have experienced sticker shock at least once when we’ve filled a prescription. So, it’s not surprising that one in four Americans say it’s hard to pay for their me...
  • What’s a Woman’s Principal Health Care Provider?

    July 24, 2022
    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 ....