Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is a customer-owned health insurance company serving Illinois residents. The company offers individuals and families healthcare and prescription drug coverage through its Blue Choice Preferred PPO, Blue Precision HMO, and BlueCare Direct HMO plans. Members have access to a wide range of healthcare benefits, including pediatric services, chronic disease management, emergency care, and preventive services like mammograms and blood pressure tests.
Several health and wellness programs are also available to members, which include discounts on services like gym memberships through the Blue365® Member Discount Program and access to a 24/7 nurse line through the Blue Care Connection® program.
BCBSIL is also committed to helping the community. Through partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health, BCBSIL’s Care Van® Program has provided thousands of free immunizations and other services in various Illinois neighborhoods.
The company has also taken a stand in striving to improve the health and well-being of at least 1 million children through the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® program. BCBSIL community involvement goes even further. In 2016, the company surprised several non-profit organizations throughout the state with $5,000 checks.
BCBSIL has a long history, which dates back to 1936 during the Great Depression era. Today, it is the largest health insurance company in the state with 8.1 million members. More than 87 percent of Illinois specialists, 91% of Illinois primary care physicians, and 92% of hospitals in the state are a part of the BCBSIL provider network. BCBSIL has earned accreditations from URAC and NCQA.
Like many insurance companies, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois may offer the following type of plans: HMO and PPO.
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