• 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...
  • We Use a Variety of Methods to Get You the Information You Need

    November 1, 2022
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) uses several methods to send information to keep you informed about your health care. BCBSIL may provide information by: Fax. Email. Phone. Messages to your mobile device. Mail: We will mail materials...
  • Enrolled for 2023? Here’s What to Expect Next

    November 1, 2022
    This article is intended for members enrolled in an individual health insurance plan. When you enrolled in your 2023 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) health plan, you started a chain reaction.* We have been hard at work for several...
  • Everything You Need to Know about Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts

    November 1, 2022
    Most people are familiar with the role preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) play in helping people stay healthy. There are two other important acronyms you should know. Ones that can help you pay doctor...
  • Get Our Top 4 Tips for Saving Money on Prescriptions

    November 1, 2022
    There are several ways you can help keep your health care costs down when using your prescription drug benefits. 1. Use a Preferred Pharmacy Before you fill prescriptions, be sure you are using a preferred pharmacy in the Preferred Pharmacy Network...
  • Need an Explanation of Your Explanation of Benefits?

    October 26, 2022
    You’ve been to the doctor and paid your copay. How are you going to know when your claim is filed and finalized? Simple — you'll get your Explanation of Benefits (EOB). Your EOB will break down the services you received, the co...