Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

May 10, 2013

Legislative Update
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Updates
This week we have several important updates. Get the details here:

May 2013 Legislative Highlights Available
This month’s Legislative Highlights addresses Affordable Care Act expanded coverage for electronic breast pumps under women’s preventive services, fast facts on essential health benefits cost-sharing requirements, federal government FAQs on SBCs,  HHS' final rule on Medicaid expansion and a proposed rule to delay part of SHOP exchanges.

ACA Question of the Week: Uniform Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)
If you have a question about ACA provisions, contact your account representative.
Q. How can a member get an SBC in a language other than English?
A. A member may request an SBC in a non-English language by calling one of the customer service numbers in the Language Access Services section of the SBC. SBCs are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog and Navaho, and there is no fee for providing SBCs in these languages.

News and Updates
Survey Results Are In! Learn What Readers Think About BlueVISION for Employers
Thank you to everyone who participated in our newsletter survey.
What readers told us.

Blue Access for EmployersSM Tip: Employer Resources
The “Employer Resources” section on Blue Access for Employers offers important information to help you make the best choices for your employees and your business.
Find out what information is available.

Health and Wellness
May Wellness Focus: National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
This month BCBSIL encourages members and the public to get moving. Look for fitness and motivation tips on our website and social media pages.
See what’s online.

Fit Facts: Eyeing the Risks for Vision Loss
Millions of people in the United States have undetected vision problems and eye conditions. Learn about the risks and tips for keeping your eyes healthy.
Share this information with your employees.

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