Single Access Point for 835 EFT and ERA Enrollments

February 25, 2021

Starting May 3, 2021, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) will offer a single access point for enrollment in Electronic Funds Transfer (835 EFT) and/or Electronic Remittance Advice (835 ERA). As of this date, faxed or mailed EFT or ERA enrollment applications including change/cancel requests will be returned and redirected to the electronic option.

Electronic enrollment remains an opt-in arrangement. If you currently receive paper checks and/or provider claim summaries you can continue to do so. However, enrolling will increase efficiencies within your provider organization, allows for more convenience and heightens security of patient and provider information.  

Education and Training
While the electronic enrollment process is easily followed, BCBSIL is hosting complementary webinar trainings for you to learn how to enroll online via Availity®. To register for a session, select your preferred date and time below:

If these dates and times are not convenient for your office, you may contact Electronic Commerce Services for training.

Already enrolled for 835 EFT and ERA delivery from BCBSIL?

  • You do not need to enroll again.
  • Availity’s Transaction Enrollment tool should also be used to change and/or cancel your existing EFT or ERA delivery.

Refer to the EFT and ERA Enrollment User Guide  for online enrollment assistance, which is located on the Claims Payment and Remittance page of our Provider website.

If your provider organization feels they should be exempt from the online enrollment process, email our Electronic Commerce Services. 

Availity is a trademark of Availity, LLC, a separate company that operates a health information network to provide electronic information exchange services to medical professionals. Availity provides administrative services to BCBSIL. BCBSIL makes no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding any products or services provided by third party vendors such as Availity. If you have any questions about the products or services provided by such vendors, you should contact the vendor(s) directly.