• Staying In-Network Can Help Cut Costs

    February 2, 2023
    When you shop, you probably keep an eye on costs. You want to buy the things you need at a fair price. What about when you’re shopping for health care? Using providers in your health plan’s network can help you save money. A network inclu...
  • Get Fit and Save in March!

    February 2, 2023
    Well onTarget, the Fitness Program and Blue PointsSM 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’re looking to stay in shape, or get back in shap....
  • Getting to Know Your Doctor

    January 25, 2023
    Developing a good relationship with your doctor is important. In fact, it’s one of the best things you do for your wellbeing. Working closely together, you’ll map out a plan to take care of any health issues or concerns you may. It might ...
  • How to Choose the Right Hospice Program

    January 24, 2023
    When medical care can no longer help a patient, it may be time to consider hospice care. Unlike medical care that is meant to cure illness, hospice care is designed to ease pain in terminally ill patients. By making patients comfortable with pai...
  • MyPrime.com – 24/7 Prescription Drug Access

    January 19, 2023
    If you have prescription drug coverage through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), Prime Therapeutics is your pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). You can visit MyPrime.com (your PBM’s member website) on any mobile devic...
  • 8 Things You Should Know About Deductibles

    January 10, 2023
    Health plans can seem complicated. It helps to know what questions to ask and where to find the information you need. Take deductibles, for example. They’re important to your pocketbook, but do you know how they work? To get you started, here ...
  • Using Blue Access for Members (BAM)

    December 30, 2022
    Are you taking advantage of all the great benefits within Blue Access for MembersSM (BAMSM )? BAM is the secure member portal where you can: Check the status of your claim and your claim history. Confirm the family members who are covered under...
  • Keep Your Member ID Card Close

    December 29, 2022
    It might be a thin piece of plastic tucked in your wallet until you need it. Or it might be something you find in an app on your phone. Either way, your BCBSIL member ID card packs a wallop. What else holds everything you need to take care of yo...
  • New Member? 3 Simple Steps to Get Started

    December 12, 2022
    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...
  • Need Information? Here’s Where to Find It

    December 7, 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...
  • Jumpstart Your Self Care This Year: Review Your Benefits

    December 7, 2022
    It’s another new year, another chance to start fresh. But if grand New Year’s resolutions aren’t your style, there is one easy way to keep on top of your health: Brush up on the benefits that come with your health plan. It’s a...
  • Who Makes Decisions About My Health Care?

    December 5, 2022
    This article is intended for HMO members enrolled in an employer health insurance plan. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) provides coverage for your health care. But you and your doctor are in the best position to make decisions about...
  • Is Your Care Covered? Talk to Your Doctor

    December 5, 2022
    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...
  • Health Care School Is in Session: What Is a Chronic Disease?

    November 10, 2022
    At one point or another, you’ll probably need to see a doctor for something. You may have a sore throat, or broken arm or kid with a high fever. No matter why you’re going to the doctor, it’s important to understand common medical t...
  • Preventive Care or Medical Care? Learn the Difference

    November 1, 2022
    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...