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Blue Directions Standard

Blue Directions Standard from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) allows you to conveniently manage enrollment and benefits online.

Simple, Online Enrollment

Blue Directions Standard offers a personalized enrollment experience, while providing you with administrative ease.

Step 1: Choose your benefit offerings
You'll pick up to five 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 other carriers.

Step 5: ID cards mailed
ID Cards will be mailed directly to your employees once enrollment information is completed on the carrier side.

Secure, Online Enrollment

Our enrollment website provides employees with an engaging benefits shopping experience and eliminates your paperwork. Explore the Blue Directions enrollment experience:

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    Compass is Empyrean's powerful, customizable employee enrollment solution. It empowers participants so they can get the most out of their benefits anywhere, anytime, using any device. Employees sign in and confidently manage their information in a friendly and familiar environment. They can compare, set, change and review their benefit options then instantly see the effect on their wallet. They can also access important benefit documents, dependents, beneficiaries, claims and more. Still, benefits can raise a lot of questions. Compass offers a full video library to help employees make informed choices while saving valuable time for HR staff. Overlooked reminders or time spent prompting participants are a thing of the past. Upon login, Compass alerts users with clear call-to-action messages. Compasses clearing the clutter and guiding employees to the best their benefits have to offer. Get empowered.

Manager Access Point (MAP) Employer Dashboard

Blue Directions Standard gives you one secure website for handling all benefits management tasks. The administrator dashboard lets you:

  • Manage employee eligibility
  • Oversee all benefits plans like medical, dental and vision
  • Track payroll deductions
  • Get on-demand reporting at the click of a button
  • Make staff updates

See how MAP makes benefits management easy and painless: 

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    Manager Access Point (MAP) is the map to efficiency. HR administrators use this responsive web application to manage their benefits program. They can do it all from managing employees to running reports from anywhere with an internet connection. Its simple, user-friendly design prevents errors with fewer steps and clicks. Maps self-service feature makes everything real time. Administrators can upload data and quickly navigate to individual records or search for specific information. They can access standard and ad-hoc reports, event and election inquiries, and changes in status. In turn, managing your system is quick and easy. No more waiting to get things done. Roles are assigned so administrators can access information they need while securing the network. MAP is finally opening the doors to benefit programs, putting data into administrators hands when they need it. Get empowered.

Enrollment Support

Using our educational and decision support tools before - and during enrollment - can help any employee make informed benefits decisions:

Pre-Enrollment Education
The Blue Directions employee website prepares employees for enrollment with tips on health insurance basics and their enrollment process.

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.

One Experience, Many Options

Health Plan Variety 

You can keep your current plan(s) or choose from dozens of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) plans with different:

  • Networks
  • Deductibles
  • Copay/Coinsurance Levels

You can select up to five health plans from a robust menu to offer employees during enrollment. They can then select their health insurance for the year.

Specialty Benefits Available

We've partnered with industry-leading, specialty product carriers so that you can offer your workforce a full benefits package. In addition to health care plans, employees will also be able to enroll in benefits like:

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Medical (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Indemnity)