118 N. Clark Street
Room 1072
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number
(312) 603-6385
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COVID-19 Update

BCBSIL has expanded telehealth services for PPO and HMO members now through April 30, 2020. 

  • For PPO members, this is for medically necessary services with an in-network PPO provider who offer telehealth services. If a PPO member sees an in-network provider who offers telehealth services, those telehealth services will now be covered as a regular office visit (which for Cook County PPO members is a $25.00 copay, then covered at 90%).
  • For HMO members, this is for medically necessary services from providers in their medical group who offers telehealth services. If an HMO member sees a provider within their medical group who offers telehealth services, those telehealth services will now be covered as a regular office visit (which for Cook County HMO members is a $15.00 copay, then covered at 100%). Members should contact their provider to see if a telehealth visit can be offered.

Any member experiencing illness should contact their physician. COVID-19 testing is available as a covered benefit to HMO and PPO plan members.

Medical Benefit Plans

NEW: Effective 12/01/2018, and subject to applicable copayments, co-insurance, deductible and out-of-pocket limits, Cook County sponsored HMO and PPO Plans will cover medically necessary hearing aids/instruments for children under the age of 18 when prescribed by a hearing care professional to augment communication. Covered services: 1) one hearing aid/instrument for each ear every 36 months; 2) related services such as audiological exams and selections, fittings and adjustments of ear molds when deemed medically necessary by a hearing care professional; and 3) hearing instrument repair when deemed medically necessary.

 
The County offers two medical benefit plans: Blue Advantage HMO and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. Please see plan details below.
 
 
 
 
 

Calculating your contributions

This chart shows your cost as a percentage of pre-tax salary based on family members you choose to cover.

- HMO PPO
Employee Only 1.5% 2.5%
Employee + spouse 2.0% 3.0%
Employee + child(ren) 1.75% 2.75%
Employee + family 2.25% 3.25%
Employees working less than 30 hours/week may contribute at a different rate.

 

BlueAdvantageHMO

 

Group #B50001

As of 12/01/2015

1-800-892-2803

Information

         Register for BlueAccess for Members

         BlueAccess for Members Guide

         Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Finder 

Documents

BlueAdvantage Certificate

HMO Summary of Benefits and Coverage

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PPO Plan

Group #289803

As of 12/01/2015

Information

        Register for BlueAccess for Members (BAM)

        BlueAccess for Members Guide

        Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Finder 

Forms

PPO Claim Form

Documents

BCBS PPO Certificate

PPO Summary of Benefits and Coverage

PPO Nationwide Program Overview

Understanding Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

 

Well onTarget

Fitness Program Membership Discount

 

Blue Care Connection

Behavioral Health

 

Notices

Notice Informing Individuals About Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements and Nondiscrimination Statement - English

Notice Informing Individuals About Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements and Nondiscrimination Statement - Spanish