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The Blue Directions Enhanced and Custom tiers allow you to conveniently enroll and manage benefits online with additional flexibility and options.
Step 1: Choose your benefit offerings
You'll pick up to five Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) health plans plus other specialty benefits, and then set your contribution amount or percentage.
Step 2: Employees access resources
Employees can access educational materials and decision support tools online.
Step 3: Employees compare benefit options
Employees compare benefits options and costs, then enroll on a secure enrollment website.
Step 4: Employees select benefits
Employee benefits selections get sent electronically to BCBSIL and specialty carriers.
Step 5: ID cards mailed
ID Cards will be mailed directly to your employees once enrollment information is completed on the carrier side.
Using our educational and decision support tools before - and during enrollment - can help any employee make informed benefits decisions:
Online Decision Support
A quick survey can offer employees a snapshot of their health, budget and family needs. It will also suggest health insurance plans based on their answers.
Helpful Enrollment Tools
Calculators, videos and educational content are available on the enrollment website to help employees make smart benefits decisions.
You have the flexibility to create and offer a custom health care benefits package.
BCBSIL has partnered with Empyrean Benefit Solutions to offer our clients a robust combination of flexible, reliable health care coverage and industry-leading benefits technology.
As a BCBSIL client, you are eligible for a discount off of Empyrean's technology fee. Visit Empyrean's website to learn more about their benefit administration solutions.
Complete your benefits package by adding ancillary benefits from the carriers of your choosing.
Coverages can include:
With Blue Directions Enhanced and Custom, clients have the option to include additional features to ease their benefits management experience. These choices include: