Your Member ID Card, Digital or Hard Copy

Your Member ID Card, Digital or Hard Copy

Your Member ID Card, Digital or Hard Copy

Who doesn’t love options? You have good ones when it comes to your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) member ID card. Now you can carry a digital version of your ID card using the BCBSIL mobile app on your phone. Or tuck a hard copy in your wallet.

Either way, your BCBSIL member ID card packs a wallop. What else holds everything you need to take care of your health?

Why You Need It

Sure, you might take your member ID card for granted from time to time, but don’t forget it contains a wealth of information you need. Your card provides: 

  • Your identification number
  • Your group number (if you're part of an employer health plan)
  • Your plan type
  • Details on services you may have, such as vision, dental or prescription drug benefits
  • Phone numbers you, your doctors and other health care providers will find helpful – including numbers to call and verify your coverage before your appointments
  • Information your doctor, clinic and hospital needs
  • The dates of your health coverage

Once you are at the doctor’s office, you may need your member ID card to check in for your visit. The staff may make a copy of it for their files.

Getting Your Card

If your card is lost or you don’t receive it, you can access it from the BCBSIL mobile app or print out a temporary card.

To print a temporary card:

  • Log in to Blue Access for MembersSM (BAMSM) online.
  • If you don’t have a BAM account, it’s easy to register. The site will walk you through the easy steps. Have your group and member numbers handy to register.
  • Once you’re logged in, click the “Member ID Card” button from the dashboard.t.
Keep Track of Your Health Info

You use your mobile phone for everything. It’s your connection to your friends. It’s your alarm clock. You may even use it to pay for your coffee. Why not use it to keep track of your health plan information?

With the BCBSIL mobile app, you have quick access to everything you need to know right at your fingertips. The app offers useful features that allow you to:

  • View, order or email your ID card
  • Access your claim, coverage and deductible information
  • Find a doctor, hospital or urgent care facility

The BCBSIL mobile app is free and available in English and Spanish. Download it from the Apple App Store leaving site icon or Google Play leaving site icon or text* BCBSILAPP to 33633.

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Originally published 1/13/2020; Revised 2022

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