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Chicago Needs Low Cost Dental Care

Posted on: February 1st, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Thousands of Cook County residents on Medicaid or uninsured face the tough challenge of paying for expensive dental care in the Chicago area.  According to the article “Need for Low-Cost Dental Care in Cook County Far Exceeds Services” by Monifa Thomas on, The Bridge to Healthy Smiles campaign has pushed for access to quality […]

BlueCare Dental Plan – BCBSIL

Posted on: January 25th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is offering Blue Care Dental PPO to their existing individual health plan members.  Through January 29, 2010 (approaching rapidly) existing members can add this dental coverage to their policies without having to answer any medical questions. New BCBSIL applicants who wish to add the dental coverage going forward […]

Humana One Short Term Health Plans

Posted on: January 21st, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

Last week Humana announced that they were expanding the footprint of their Humana One short term health insurance plans to five additional states.  The five new states include Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and georgia. The Humana One short term individual health insurance plan is now available in twenty states.  Like most short term health insurance […]

Chicago Health Insurance Less Expensive In Suburbs

Posted on: November 8th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

Residents living in Chicago suburbs pay on average 14.6% less on their health insurance rates according to the article “Health-care Insurance Cheaper in the Suburbs” by Sandra Guy on  This may surprise many carrying Chicago health insurance. Those living 15 to 25 miles from downtown Chicago pay 12-15% less on their health insurance premium […]

BlueEdge – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Posted on: October 9th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

BlueEdge is a high-deductible health plan offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) that can be combined to form an HSA. There are also BlueEdge plan options for employer groups that work in conjunction with health reimbursement arrangements. BlueEdge also includes coverage for both preventative & wellness benefits. Health savings accounts are effective […]

Illinois Health Insurance Complaints Decreasing

Posted on: September 2nd, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

The article “Leading insurance grievance: delays in claims handling” by Becky Yerak on states that Illinois consumers have been filing less complaints about their health, auto and homeowners insurance companies.  Illinois health insurance complaints were down 13%, auto insurance complaints were down 10%, and homeowners insurance was down 5%.  The complaint ratios, which compare the number […]

Illinois Health Insurance: Young Adult Dependent Coverage Law

Posted on: July 7th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

On BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois’ website they have details on a new Illinois health insurance law that went into effect on June 1st.  The Young Adult Dependent Coverage Law states that if you have dependents meeting certain criteria  you may be able to extend their coverage under your current health insurance policy. Some eligibility requirements […]

BCBSIL Offers Availity Platform to IL Providers

Posted on: June 3rd, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

BCBSIL has brought Availity network to its providers which gives instant information about BCBSIL members’ eligibility, benefits, status of claims as well as other functions.  This platform not only reduces costs but is expected to enhance patient care.  This secure web portal was built and is operated by Florida based Availity, LLC and BCBSIL will be giving […]

The Asian Health Coalition Honors BCBSIL with Outstanding Corporate Leadership

Posted on: May 19th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

Recently, the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois (AHCI) announced that it will be giving its Corporate Leadership award to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for their efforts to promote wellness and for its strong support of AHCI. According to BCBSIL’s site, BCBSIL supports hundreds of nonprofit organizations every year that offer services to people […]

ICHIP: Last Resort For Illinois Health Insurance

Posted on: February 10th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

Judith Graham from the Chicago Tribune recently wrote about the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan, and its coverage for those individuals unable to buy Illinois health insurance elsewhere. There is a cap on the number of people that can enroll (currently almost 6,000) in order to ensure that its costs are fully covered by state […]