Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois


June 14, 2013

Quick Tip: Common Insurance Terms
Sometimes it seems that health care and health insurance have a language all their own. We do our best to make it simple. But if your employees have questions about a word or phrase they may not understand, they can check out our glossary. Log in to Blue Access for Members
SM, click Help and then select Glossary to check out our A-Z list of common terms.

Legislative Update
June 2013 Legislative Highlights Available
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) creates Legislative Highlights to help you stay current on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other legislative issues that affect you the most. This month’s highlights reflect updates to the employer exchange notice requirement and essential health benefits cost-sharing. The highlights also share the IRS’ proposed rule on minimum value, the federal government’s final version of the exchange application, and popular ACA questions.

Affordable Care Act Question of the Week: Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)
If you have a general question about an ACA provision, contact your account representative.
Find out about SBC updates for 2014 and employee notifications.

News and Updates
Blue Access for EmployersSM Tip: Online Payment FAQs
Do you have questions about the Online Payments feature in Blue Access for Employers?
Get the answers.

Pharmacy Program Changes Effective July 1, 2013
Based on changes in the pharmaceuticals market, revisions are being made to the standard BCBSIL formulary.
Review the changes.

Health and Wellness
Heimlich Maneuver eCard Available on eCards for HealthSM
If you see someone choking, would you know what to do?
Share this eCard to learn the warning signs and how to help.

Fit Facts: Are You a Type A?
No matter what your blood type is, you have the opportunity to help save lives. One pint of blood can save as many as three lives.
Share the benefits of blood donation with your employees.

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