Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois


October 4, 2013

Legislative Update
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News and Updates
Blue Access for EmployersSM Monthly Topic: Pending Transactions
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Reminder: New Employer Forms Coming Soon for Regulated and Non-Regulated Small Group Business for Jan. 1, 2014 Effective Dates
To comply with new market segment definitions as defined under the Affordable Care Act, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) will soon introduce new Benefit Program Application and Benefit Plan Selection forms.
Find out more.

Operator of BCBSIL Recognized for Culture of Diversity
We recently received the “Black Data Processing Associates Epsilon Award: Top Company for Blacks in IT.”
Read more about the award.

Health and Wellness
Did You Know? People with high total cholesterol have approximately twice the risk of heart disease as people with healthy levels. A healthy level is lower than 200 mg/dL. — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Who Needs Flu Shots?
Seasonal flu is an unwelcome fall visitor that overstays its visit well into spring. A flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu.  
Share this information with employees.

October Wellness Focus: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Look for information and tips on our website and social media pages.
Join us online.

Fit Facts: Foods to Fight Cancer
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many people and organizations are working together to promote breast cancer awareness.
Learn about the potential connection between foods and breast cancer, and share with employees.

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