PPO Networks

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About 60% of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois individual and family plans are PPO plans and 40% are HMO plans. There are several different networks BCBSIL individual plans use: The Blue Choice Preferred PPO Network and the Blue Precision HMO Network are the most popular. Plans with the Blue Choice Preferred name utilize the Blue Choice Preferred PPO Network. Blue Precision plans are HMO plans and use the Blue Precision HMO Network.

BlueChoice Preferred PPO Network

202 Plans

In 2016, BCBSIL discontinued all metallic ACA level health plans in the large PPO Network and smaller Choice Network and created the Blue Choice Preferred PPO Network. The Blue Choice Preferred PPO Network will be similar to the Choice network but has been expanded statewide and includes additional hospitals and doctors.

Key Hospitals not accepting the Blue Choice Preferred PPO Plans in 2021:
  • Northshore Hospital Systems (BluePrecision HMO Plans accepted)
  • Rush Hospital Systems
  • University of Chicago

To see if your doctors will be participating in this plan, you can look them up using the BCBSIL Provider Finder.

Because of network limitations, the BlueChoice Preferred PPO plans are not appropriate for all Illinois residents. These products are basically for residents of Illinois metropolitan areas, including Chicago, Rockford and Springfield. To find out if your physician or hospital is in the BlueChoice Preferred network, use the Provider Finder and call your provider’s office.

The list of Illinois hospitals participating in the BlueChoice Preferred PPO network is included in the pdf below but subject to change:

BlueChoice Network – 2022 Hospital Listing (by city).

Arlington HeightsNorthwest Community HospitalKankakeeRiverside Medical Center
Provena-St. Mary’s Hospital of Kankakee
AuroraProvena-Mercy Center
Rush Copley Medical Center
LaGrangeAdventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital
BelvidereNorthwest Suburban Community HospitalLake ForestLake Forest Hospital
BerwynMacNeal HospitalLibertyvilleCondell Medical Center
Blue IslandSt. Francis Hospital
Metrosouth Medical Center
LincolnAbraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
ChicagoAurora Chicago LakeShore Hospital
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital
LaRabida Children’s Hospital
Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center
Norwegian American Hospital

Northwestern Hospital
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
Presence Saint Joseph Health Centers
Presence Resurrection Medical Center
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Resurrection Medical Center
Riveredge Hospital
Rml Chicago
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital
St. Elizabeth Hospital
St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital
Swedish Covenant Hospital
Thorek Memorial Hospital
University of Illinois Hospital
Chicago HeightsSt. James HospitalMcHenryNorthern Illinois Medical Center
DeKalbKishwaukee Community HospitalMelrose ParkGottlieb Memorial Hospital
Westlake Community Hospital
Des PlainesHoly Family Medical CenterMorrisMorris Hospital
DixonKatherine Shaw Bethea HospitalNapervilleEdward Hospital
Linden Oaks Hospital
ElginProvena-St. Joseph HospitalOak ParkVhs West Suburban Hospital and Medical Center
Elk Grove VillageAlexian Brothers Medical CenterOlympia FieldsSt. James Hospital & Health Centers – Olympia Fields Campus
ElmhurstElmhurst Memorial HospitalOttawaCommunity Hospital of Ottawa
EvanstonSt. Francis HospitalPalos HeightsPalos Heights Community Hospital
Evergreen ParkLittle Company of Mary HospitalPeruIllinois Valley Community Hospital
GenevaDelnor Community HospitalRockfordSt. Anthony Medical Center
Swedish American Hospital
Glendale HeightsGlen Oaks Medical CenterSandwichValley West Community Hospital
GlenviewGlenbrook HospitalSkokieRush North Shore Medical Center
Harvey*Ingalls Memorial Hospital is no longer in the BlueChoice NetworkSpringfieldMemorial Medical Center
St. John’s Hospital
Highland ParkHighland Park HospitalTaylorvilleSt. Vincent Memorial Hospital
HinsdaleAdventist Hinsdale HospitalWaukeganVista Medical Center East
Vista Medical Center West
Hoffman EstatesSt. Alexius Medical CenterWheatonMarianjoy Rehabilitation Center
JacksonvillePassavant Area HospitalWoodstockCentegra Memorial Medical Center
JolietProvena-St. Joseph Medical Center
MaywoodLoyola University Medical Center (Foster McGaw)


Most BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois individual plans use this large BCBSIL PPO network. The BCBSIL PPO network includes 96% of metro-area doctors and 98% of Illinois hospitals and is the largest PPO network in Illinois. The plans that utilize this network are:

2015 Plans

2013 Plans