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For BCBSIL Members, “Go Green” Saves More Than Trees


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. 

Take reusable shopping bags, for example. Remembering to take those with you when you shop can take some getting used to! What happens if stores stop offering paper or plastic bags and you were stuck without anything to carry your purchases? Well, you can end up chasing odd items down the sidewalk or into the crevices of your car when they escape your grasp. Chasing those tiny flying goods can take time. Not to mention, who wants personal items loose for the world to see? 

Well, as a BCBSIL member, think of paperless digital statements like those reusable shopping bags. Here’s the good news: going digital just takes a few simple steps, and no remembering! You only need to sign up once to have your health information always on hand. Digital explanations of benefits or EOB’s can reduce the time you spend managing your health care. They help keep your identity secure, and help you stay efficient and organized so you find what you need quickly and easily.

Yes, paperless digital EOBs do reduce the amount of paper we all use.

Paper and postage are expensive. Americans are the biggest users of paper in the world, using up to 700 pounds of paper products per year. The cost per employee for office paper can run into hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year. That’s why we’ve cut way back on paper waste and hope you’ll do the same.

One easy step can make a big difference in health care costs and reducing waste. Simply decide to go paperless and you’ll see the benefits in a lot of different ways. It’s worth saving some trees along the way.

Creating and storing health care documents digitally makes a lot of sense. They’re available online any time – even from your mobile device. If you still want a paper version for any reason, you can access, download and print up to 18 months of claims history as needed.

Paperless digital EOBs help keep your health care information more secure.

Health statements delivered on paper in an envelope to your mailbox might not be as safe as you think. It’s actually more secure to view EOBs and track claims online.

Our network is protected with the latest in robust security, so electronic access to your personal data is safer than paper mailings. When you go digital, there are no paper EOBs in your mailbox and recycling bin for identity thieves to steal. You just get an email or text alert that there’s been an update. No private information is sent. You just log in to our secure site and view your EOBs whenever you want from wherever you are.

Paperless digital EOBs help keep your health care information organized.

Ever wonder how you’re ever going to store and keep track of all the health care paperwork you get? There’s so much of it and it all seems important. You’re afraid to throw it away because you might need to refer to it again.

There’s an easy, painless way to stay organized, automatically. Simply decide to go digital and view your EOBs online any time – even from your mobile device. Keeping track of your EOBs and expenses is so much easier when they’re organized in one place. There are even ways to sort and search for certain info for yourself or other members on your plan.

 Paperless digital EOBs make it faster to keep track of health care claims.

Why wait at home for your health statements to arrive by snail mail? Now you can view your latest EOBs online as soon as they’re available. You can even choose to get an automatic text alert or email when a claim’s status has changed. So when you have a few free seconds, you only have to enter your password and the info is right at your fingertips wherever you are.

You can log into your account around the clock. Claims records are available for up to 18 months if needed.

So just take the simple steps below and go digital today!

  • It’s worth the time to save some time.
  • It’ll be one less thing to worry about!
  • Say goodbye to clutter!
  • And yes, it’s like giving a tree a virtual hug, too!

Here’s how to go digital for your EOBs:

If you already have an account:

  1. Log into Blue Access for Members℠ (BAM℠)
  2. Click on "stop receiving paper statements" in Quick Links
  3. Choose "turn off paper statements"

If you haven’t signed up for BAM yet:

  1. Have your member ID and group number in hand
  2. Go to the log in screen on our website and click "register now"
  3. Log into BAM
  4. Click on "stop receiving paper statements" in Quick Links
  5. Choose "turn off paper statements"

So tell us, why will you go paperless?

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