Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

April 5, 2013

Legislative Update
HHS Finalizes Rule on Medicaid Expansion

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released a final rule on the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion to people with incomes of up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Illinois has stated that it will be expanding Medicaid.
Find out more.

April 2013 Legislative Highlights Available
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) creates "legislative highlight sheets" to help you stay current on the Affordable Care Act and other legislative issues that affect your business. This month’s highlight sheet reflects legislative information about the proposed rule on the 90-day waiting period and offers a reminder about the delay of the employers’ notice to employees on the health insurance exchanges.

Upcoming Promotion: No Enrollment Fee in May to Join the Fitness Program
To celebrate National Fitness Month, the Fitness Program is waiving the enrollment fee for new members who sign up May 1-31, 2013. The program offers BCBSIL members access to a nationwide network of more than 8,000 participating facilities.
Learn how members can take advantage of this offer.

Announcing BCBSIL’s 2012 Social Responsibility Report 
BCBSIL’s 2012 Social Responsibility Report details how we ― along with our local community partners ― made significant progress reaching at-risk children in our state.
View the report.

Health and Wellness
April Wellness Focus: Stress Awareness Month
Stress-reducing tips are being shared with members and the public through several media.
See what’s online.

Fit Facts: Tummy Time
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder, but the good news is that in many cases, IBS can be managed.
Share these tips with your employees by email, newsletter or intranet.

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