Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Illinois insurers plan 2018 double-digit ACA rate increases

Illinois consumers and small businesses using Obamacare will have fewer insurers to choose from and could face double-digit rate hikes for health plans they buy on the exchanges. On average, the highest rate increase proposed for plans to be sold to Illinois small businesses is nearly 47 percent, and for consumers, 43 percent, according to […]

NorthShore University Health System Participates in Blue Precision HMO

In light of recent conversations about NorthShore University Health System, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois‘ (BCBSIL) has confirmed its active relationship with NorthShore and its participation in the BCBSIL provider networks. The NorthShore system participates in the Blue Precision<sup>SM</sup> HMO network, offered both on and off the Health Insurance Marketplace for individuals and small […]

Clarification on Health Insurance Special Enrollment Periods

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is providing additional clarification around the qualifying event of gaining/losing a dependent through birth/adoption/fostercare/placement for adoption, which triggers a Special Enrollment opportunity. The Special Enrollment will trigger a 60-day enrollment period, but the effective dates for enrollees can be different depending on the policyholder’s situation: Adding a […]