• Keep Health Issues in Check with Virtual Visits

    September 7, 2023
    Does your health plan offer telehealth visits with doctors in your plan’s network? Now's a good time to check. It may be just what you need to stay on top of your health. During the pandemic, more health care facilities turned to telehealth vi...
  • Need Reconstructive Surgery After a Mastectomy? You’re Covered

    September 7, 2023
    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....
  • Get Care Online with Virtual Visits

    September 7, 2023
    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...
  • Contact Us with Your Questions

    September 5, 2023
    Your health insurance is important. Understanding your health plan is the best way to make sure you get the most benefits from it. So, it’s only natural that you have some questions. We’re always happy to answer your questions and be acce...
  • You Now Have Easy Access to Your Dental Benefits Information

    August 21, 2023
    Dental benefits are not available to all members. Check Blue Access for MembersSM or ask your benefits administrator to see if you have these benefits. If you have dental benefits as part of your health plan, you now have easier access to your covera...
  • How to $ave Money

    August 15, 2023
    There are many ways you can help keep your health care costs down. Try these tips to find $avings on doctor visits, prescription medications, fitness trackers and more. We have resources to help you make the best decision for you. Our Provider F...
  • What’s a Woman’s Principal Health Care Provider?

    August 1, 2023
    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 ....
  • Plan Year Ending Soon? Make the Most of It

    August 1, 2023
    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 soon, it’s a good time to review your health benefits. Doing so could be a boost to yo...
  • Get Pregnancy and Newborn Info with Special Beginnings

    July 5, 2023
    Ready to start the bump watch? We’re talking about your baby bump. If you’re expecting, it might seem like the only thing that you can expect is a lot of change. Pregnancy is a time of excitement and planning, but it's also a time of&nbsp...
  • Know Your Colorectal Cancer Screening Options

    June 30, 2023
    Getting screened for colon cancer is an important way to protect your health. Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. But colon cancer can be successfully treated when it is found and treated early. Until it grows or...
  • Save Money with New Prescription Drug Discount Card Program

    June 23, 2023
    MedsYourWayTM is not available to all members. Check your plan materials or ask your benefits administrator to see if you have this program. You may be able to pay less for your prescription drugs with a new drug discount card benefit program. MedsYo...
  • Know Where to Go When Minutes Count, or Anytime

    June 23, 2023
    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...
  • Our Staff Can Help You Better Manage Your Care

    June 23, 2023
    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...
  • 5 Things You Can Do To Prepare For A Healthy Pregnancy

    June 19, 2023
    Pregnancy and prenatal care are important for delivering a healthy baby. During the first trimester, prenatal care includes physical exams, blood tests, conversations about lifestyle and much more. Keep in mind, a healthy pregnancy is rooted in...
  • Preventive Care or Medical Care? Learn the Difference

    May 23, 2023
    Many people may not know that there are two types of care you can receive when you go to the doctor — preventive care and medical care. The type of care is different, and your costs may be different, too. Medical Care vs. Preventive Care Think...