Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois


January 4, 2013

Legislative Update: IRS Releases ACA-Related Proposed Rule on Employer Shared Responsibility
On Jan. 2, 2013, the IRS published a proposed rule pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regarding employer shared responsibility for health insurance coverage. The proposed rule is now subject to public comment.
Find out the requirements of the proposed rule.

Legislative Update: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill Makes Changes to ACA, Patches Medicare Physician Reimbursement
The American Taxpayer Relief Act (the legislative response to the “fiscal cliff”), which was passed this week, includes some changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicare physician reimbursements.
Learn the impact of this bill on the CLASS Act, CO-Ops and more.

More Flexibility, More Choices with Illinois Standard Products

Employer groups now have new choices and a broader range of options when selecting among BlueAdvantage EntrepreneurSM and BluePrintSM plans. And beginning March 1, employer groups with 2-150 employees will have even more flexibility and options.
Learn how these options can work for you.

Health and Wellness
January Wellness Focus: New Year's Resolutions and Goal Setting
What are you trying to accomplish in 2013? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is sharing ways to get a jump-start on New Year's Resolutions and stay motivated all year. Tips are being promoted to members and the public via several media.
See what we are doing.

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