Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois


August 30, 2013

Legislative Update
Update: Additional Information Regarding Employer Exchange Notice
The Oct. 1 deadline for employers to distribute the notice about the Health Insurance Marketplace of Illinois to employees is approaching.
Review new and updated FAQs.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage Replacing Highlight Sheets for 2-150 Employer Groups
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is replacing the current highlight sheets with the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) as of Sept. 30, 2013, for all groups 2-150.
Find out more.

HHS Releases Final Rule on Health Insurance Marketplace
On Aug. 28, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a final rule that covers several aspects of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace.
Learn more.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Question of the Week: Appeals and External Review
The Question of the Week provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding ACA.
Q. What is the time frame for a member to appeal an adverse benefit determination?
A. For an internal appeal, the member has 180 days from the date the member receives the denial to file an internal appeal. For an external appeal, the member has four months from the date when the member receives the internal appeal denial or the final adverse benefit determination (ABD).

Health and Wellness
Fit Facts: Too Loud, Too Young
Think your teen doesn’t listen? The problem could be her ears, not her attitude.
Share these tips with employees on protecting young ears from hearing loss.

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