As part of our BlueExtras discount program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois has arranged a vision discount program that offers all group members discounts on eye exams, contact lenses, frames, lenses and lens add-ons.
In addition, as part of their health care benefits, HMO members have a vision benefit that provides coverage for one eye exam every 12 months for the cost of their PCP copayment, when they visit
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A $20 billion Medicare refinancing bill, paid for mostly by reducing Medicare’s reimbursement of private health plans, was blocked by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday, raising the likelihood a version with smaller cuts will emerge.
Health insurers such as Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group would face billions in cuts in two competing versions of the legislation that lawmakers are debating this week.
The legislators face a ticking clock
According to a two recent surveys conducted by Assurant Health, students and parents might not be aware of important facts regarding their son or daughter’s health insurance eligibility. In fact, concerned parents might make this their top priority if only they knew that, as soon as their sons or daughters doffed their caps and gowns, many of these grads were no longer protected against medical catastrophes. Unfortunately, many parents
I know this is very loosely insurance related, but I thought it was too funny to pass up: Apparently a lot of people have attempted to see if they can steal LifeLock CEO Todd Davis’s social security number. In fact, he wants you to try as you’ve likely seen in the LifeLock ads. Those people […]
Assurant Health is lowering rates up to 15% on their Short Term Medical plans with effective dates of July 1, 2008 or later. The rate reduction will be especially beneficial for recent college graduates. Most plans specify that individuals are no longer eligible dependents under their parent’s plan after graduation and have to pay expensive COBRA premiums to continue coverage.
A short term insurance plan may offer more cost-effective temporary health
The OneDeductible plan has always been a smart choice, with its unique “single deductible” for the entire family. Now you can save even more with our new, exclusive feature — One DECREASING Deductible.
• After the plan has been in force for just two months, clients may receive a 10% credit, twice a year on January 1 and July 1, which reduces the amount they pay of their plan deductible.
Beginning June 1, 2008 Aetna will be offering new standalone dental plans. The Dental Advantage Individual Plans are a more comprehensive option to Aetna’s existing PPO Max under 65 dental rider plans, but will be available on a standalone basis, which means individuals will not have to enroll in a medical plan to be eligible for these plans. In addition, the new standalone plans offer a more comprehensive level of
Effective July 1, 2008, Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Illinois will be raising rates on their individual health insurance plans. If you are planning to get a new BCBS of IL policy, apply online ASAP to get new business rates and avoid the price increases. The plans will be increasing as follows:
* HSA Products (9.0% increase)
o BlueEdge Individual HSA
o BlueEdge Individual HSA
For new applicants, the 270-day maternity waiting period on MaxPlan, CoreMed and OneDeductible Plans has been reduced to 90 days with no change in price. This is one of smallest, if not the smallest, maternity waiting period for individual medical policies in Illinois