Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois reducing EOB mailings
Effective July 13, 2008, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will no longer print and mail Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) that relate to all patient share zero liability claims. Zero liability claims are those claims that are covered and paid for by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and do not require any additional payment by members. Zero liability claims can still be viewed and downloaded online through Blue Access® for Members at www.bcbsil.com/members.
In mid-December, 2008, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will begin to bundle all EOBs into one envelope on a weekly basis. However, any EOB accompanied by a check will be excluded from the bundling process and instead will be immediately mailed.