Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois


January 17, 2014

A New Year’s Message from Kevin Cassidy
Divisional Senior Vice President, Illinois Markets
This past year brought huge changes to the health care system. As we enter 2014 and the next implementation phase of the Affordable Care Act, I hope we will find new ways to work together.
Read Kevin’s message.

Legislative Update
Federal Government Releases FAQs on Preventive Services, Out-of-Pocket Maximums, Mental Health Parity
Review the Affordable Care Act FAQs.

News and Updates
Update on February Premium Billing Statements (2-50 Groups)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is letting you know that the February 2014 premium billing statements for regulated small group accounts (2-50), which are usually released mid-January, may be delayed a few days. Groups should receive their February billing statement no later than Jan. 24.

Pharmacy Program Changes Effective April 1, 2014
Based on changes in the pharmaceuticals market, revisions are being made to the standard BCBSIL formulary.
See what’s changing.

BCBSIL Executives Recognized for Excellence
Find out why two executives were recently spotlighted.
Learn more about them.

Health and Wellness
Fit Facts: Melt Your Icy Mood Even as the Mercury Drops
Since humans don’t have the luxury of hibernating, we have to find other ways to bust through the winter doldrums.
Share these tips with employees for beating the winter blahs.

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