• Planning International Travel this Summer? Check Your Coverage Options

    March 22, 2024
    Are you planning to travel outside the U.S.? Whether work sends you abroad or you travel for fun, the key is to be prepared. Before you travel, learn about your international health insurance options in case you need care while you’re away. Co...
  • Breast Pumps Can Help Make Breastfeeding Easier

    March 21, 2024
    Nourishing your newborn baby is one of the most important things you’ll do as a parent. Breastfeeding is a popular option for many parents — and for good reasons. Breast milk provides ideal nutrition that supports a baby’s growth an...
  • Complex Health Management Made Easier

    February 27, 2024
    This article is intended for HMO members enrolled in an employer health insurance plan. Health care providers often see patients who have one or more medical conditions that would be considered complex. These may include diabetes with heart disease...
  • Prior Authorization: What You Need to Know

    February 27, 2024
    Understanding your health insurance is the best way to enjoy all its benefits. When you know what steps you need to take before treatment, things go more smoothly. One of the most important steps is prior authorization. Many times, your doctor will...
  • Get the Best Price on Your Prescriptions

    February 27, 2024
    There are many things to know when it comes to getting the medicine you need. How much will it cost? Is there one that will work just as well but cost less? Does it matter where I go to get my prescription filled? And these are just a few. But don&rs...
  • Keep Your PCP Informed

    February 26, 2024
    You can do your part in coordinating your care. If you’ve had care in any health care setting outside of your primary care physician’s office, there are a couple of things you can do to ensure a smooth transition. Ask for a Visit or Disch...
  • Save Yourself Time and Money with Provider Finder

    February 6, 2024
    There’s a lot to think about when deciding where to get health care – cost, networks, location and more. Being informed does not have to be tricky. We have resources available to help you make the best decision for you. Our Provider Finde...
  • Population Health: Strategies that Benefit Our Members

    February 6, 2024
    Population Health has been described as “the overall health of a group of people.” At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, we use different types of partnerships to improve the overall health and well-being of our members. We identify ...
  • Your Health Plan May Offer Many Benefits at No Extra Cost

    February 6, 2024
    Your health plan may cover vaccines for children and adults, like the flu shot, at no cost to you. Talk to your doctor about what immunizations each member of your family needs. Many preventive services, including yearly wellness exams and screenings...
  • Start a New Health Journey with Well onTarget

    February 6, 2024
    Well onTarget® 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. Well onTarget is designed to give you the support you need to make healthy ch...
  • Are You Using Blue Access for Members?

    February 6, 2024
    Are you taking advantage of all the great benefits within Blue Access for MembersSM? BAMSM 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 your plan...
  • 8 Things You Should Know About Deductibles

    February 6, 2024
    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 ...
  • Self-Management Programs: Quitting Tobacco and Staying Tobacco Free

    January 17, 2024
    When you're ready to quit tobacco, you boost your chance for success. When that day comes, we’re here to help you stay strong. The Well onTarget® portal provides self-help programs, tips and tools to help you break free from tobacco. The di...
  • Find Out If You Have a Copay Before You Go to the Doctor

    January 4, 2024
    Before visiting your health care provider, check to see if you’ll need to make a copay. You can find out your copay amount by looking at your member ID card or checking your benefit booklet or health plan contract. You can also log in to y...
  • How to Check Your Drug Coverage

    January 2, 2024
    When your doctor says you need a prescription drug, one of your first thoughts may be, “How much will it cost me?” It’s an important thing to know, and there are several ways to find out. You might think about checking with your doc...