benefits & coverage
Use MyPrime.com for 24/7 Pharmacy and Drug List Details
You can find pharmacy and drug information while you’re traveling with MyPrime.com. MyPrime.com is the website for Prime Therapeutics, which manages your drug benefit.
ER vs. Urgent Care: Summer Edition
Choosing between an ER and urgent care can make a difference to your health and your wallet. Many summer activities may lead to having to make this decision.
Protect Your Child's Health with Preventive Services
These summer months without hectic school schedules offer a good chance to take care of kids’ wellness exams. Get tips for preparing for your visit.
What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities as an HMO Member?
As a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois HMO member, you have certain rights and responsibilities. They are designed to help you get the most out of your health benefits.
Use Those Essential Health Benefits - They're Essential!
There’s a reason preventive services are part of Essential Health Benefits. They are essential to your health! Don’t forget them and miss out on your plan benefits.
We're Helping Hospitals Improve Surgical Care
We’re working with the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) to improve surgical care. The ISQIC aims to reduce the length of hospital stays, the frequency of repeat visits for the same issue and preventable deaths.
Meet Your New and Improved Explanation of Benefits
Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) has a fresh new design to help you better understand your health care spending.
Keeping a Medical History Provides a Roadmap to Better Care
It’s important to keep your doctor up to speed on your health and medical history. The more your doctor knows about you, the better care you’ll get.
Take Your Health Personally - Take the Health Assessment
You may be surprised what you can learn, and earn, by taking the Well onTarget® Health Assessment.
Need Help Managing a Chronic Medical Condition?
Navigating the health care system can be challenging when you have a chronic or serious medical condition. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has a solution.
Who Makes Decisions About My Health Care?
You and your doctor decide on your health care treatment.
Learn the Ins and Outs of Annual Exams
Take advantage of preventive care services to help catch health problems early — before they become serious. You may save money, too.
Plan for a Year of Good Health
Make preventive care a priority: schedule your annual exam and preventive health screenings for you and your family. Check out our wellness guidelines for adults and children.
Check Out Some Features of Your 2017 Health Plan
How well do you know your new 2017 health coverage? Let’s take a look at some highlights.
Pharmacy Network Changes May Help You Save Money
Does your 2017 health plan have a Preferred Pharmacy network? Using participating pharmacies could save you money. Find out about 2017 prescription drug benefit changes.
Our Team’s Mission Is to Help Members in All Seasons of Life
Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Seasons of Life team helps families who have lost a loved one navigate their health insurance paperwork. The team also helps out members who have suffered losses or been displaced or injured during disasters, like floods, storms or fires.
We Respect Your Right to Privacy
We know your privacy is important to you. It’s important to us, too. That’s why we make sure it’s protected.
Wondering If a New Treatment Is Right for You?
Are you curious about a new treatment? Would it help you? Do your benefits cover it? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois monitors the latest medical advancements that might help you stay healthy.
Members Can Save on Cord Blood Storage with Blue365®
Each year, thousands of people with leukemia, lymphoma or certain immune system or genetic metabolic disorders need umbilical cord blood or bone marrow transplants. And you can save on cord blood storage with Blue365.
Need Reconstructive Surgery After a Mastectomy? You're Covered
It’s normal to be anxious if you find out you need to have a mastectomy. But you may find some comfort in knowing that your health plan benefits will cover reconstructive surgery after your mastectomy.
Women: Choose Your Own Woman's Principal Health Care Provider
Women who have a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois HMO health plan can choose a Woman’s Principal Health Care Provider (WPHCP) for their care. What does a WPHCP do?
BCBSIL Helps Create Safe Play Spaces for Kids
Giving children chances to play at a young age can instill the importance of being active and help make exercise part of their daily lives.
HMO Members: Get Help When You Need It Most
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has a special program to help you manage complex health problems.
Be Prepared for an Emergency
Get tips on how to prepare for an emergency before a crisis happens.
Get the Most Mileage from Your Physical Therapy
Injuries can be an unfortunate part of enjoying summer activities. If they happen, physical therapy may be helpful.
Need to See a Dermatologist? We've Got You Covered
Annual visits to check for signs of skin cancer are a must.
Get Our Top Tips to Make the Most of Your Health Plan
Are you taking advantage of everything your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) health plan offers?
Low Back Pain and Imaging Tests: Know the Facts
When it comes to treating back pain, are you making the right choices?