Is Blue Cross Community Health Plans Right for Me?

Blue Cross Community Health PlansSM is offered to individuals and families with HealthChoice Illinois coverage. HealthChoice Illinois, or more commonly known as Illinois Medicaid, is provided by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). First you apply for HealthChoice Illinois, and then you can choose BCCHP as your health plan.

HealthChoice Illinois offers a complete health insurance plan. For more information about HealthChoice Illinois, visit the HFS website here.

How Do I Join?

Joining is easy. There are two ways for you to enroll in HealthChoice Illinois, by phone or online. Illinois Client Enrollment Services will send you further information about choosing a health plan once you have enrolled.

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We are available 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. The call is free.


Call Illinois Enrollment Services
Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The call is free.
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Am I Eligible to Enroll?

For a step by step process to see if you should apply to HealthChoice Illinois, go to the ABE website here.

Generally, if at least ONE of the following describes you, then you may qualify for Illinois Medicaid:

Child’s Health Insurance Program

You are a family or child and you qualify for Medicaid through Title XIX or Title XXI.

Affordable Care Act

You are an adult who qualifies for Medicaid as defined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

This means your monthly income is less than 138% of federal poverty level.

Eligible for the following programs:

You are under the age of 21 and are eligible for either Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) or because of a disability.

You qualify for Medicaid but not Medicare and are:

  • age 65 or older; or
  • at least 19 years old and have a disability

Don’t qualify for one of the above? You may still be able to enroll. See if you qualify for Managed Long Term Supports and Services (MLTSS) coverage.