Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois


August 16, 2013

Legislative Update
Status of HIPAA Omnibus Rule Implementation for ASO Customers
Learn how we are implementing the Omnibus Rule and how it affects ASO groups.
Review the details.

August 2013 Legislative Highlights Sheet Available
Our monthly legislative highlight sheets can help you stay current on the legislation that affects you the most. This month’s highlight sheet shares information about implementing the Affordable Care Act, including the delay to the employer shared responsibility penalty, the final rule on contraceptives coverage in regards to religious exemption and other recent guidance issued by the federal government. You will also find FAQs on the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchange and clinical trials coverage in 2014.

Affordable Care Act Question of the Week: Appeals and External Review
This week, we answer a question about the appeals and external review process.
Get the answer.

News and Updates
Fitness Program Promotion Planned for September
Find out about this “refer a friend” promotional campaign for both current and new members.
How members can take advantage of the promotion.

Health and Wellness
Fit Facts: Going Against the Grains
Does someone in your family have a gluten allergy? Is giving up grain right for you?
Share this information with employees about going gluten free.

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