Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

May 31, 2013

Legislative Update

Affordable Care Act Updates
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Affordable Care Act Question of the Week: Exchange Open Enrollment
We have received a number of questions about the initial open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, most U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required to have a minimum level of health care coverage.
When can an individual enroll if the open enrollment period is missed?

News and Updates
BCBSIL and OSF HealthCare Creating Accountable Care Organization
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) and OSF HealthCare, a system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria, Illinois, announced plans to form a strategic alliance to help improve quality of care and reduce costs.
Find out more.

Operator of BCBSIL Receives Gold Distinction with Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award
The operator of BCBSIL has received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award, which recognizes innovative workplace well-being programs.
Read more.

Health and Wellness
Fit Facts: Men Take Notice
Each year, more than 700,000 men develop cancer. Unfortunately, many ignore the warning signs.  With National Men’s Health Week right around the corner, it’s a good time to learn about how men can help protect themselves from disease.
Share these tips with employees.

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