St. John’s Hospital Remaining in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Medicare Select Network
In May 2009, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois informed their Springfield Medicare Select members that St. John’s Hospital had elected to discontinue its status as a Medicare Select contracting network hospital effective June 17, 2009. BCBSIL has announced that St. John’s Hospital has reconsidered and will remain a Medicare Select contracting network hospital. There will be no disruption of services provided or benefits covered under the Medicare Select plan at St. John’s Hospital. A letter containing this updated information was mailed to BCBSIL Medicare Select members in Springfield on June 19, 2009.
If you are a Medicare Select client that requested a plan change as a result of the May 2009 notification and would like to reinstate your previous Medicare Supplement insurance plan, you can call BCBSIL (800) 624-1723 and a customer service representative will assist in reinstating your former plan and will make sure that you are credited for any increase in premium they may have paid to change plans.