March 26, 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) via the Transaction Enrollment tool on the Availity® Provider Portal. 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.*
Enrollment in electronic options remains an opt-in arrangement. If you currently receive paper checks and/or paper provider claim summaries you may continue to do so. However, enrolling for EFT and ERA can help increase administrative efficiencies within your provider organization. Electronic transactions offer more convenience and greater security of patient and provider information. Refer to the Claim Payment and Remittance page for more information.
Education and Training
It’s easy to enroll online for EFT and ERA via Availity. See our EFT and ERA Enrollment User Guide for instructions. Or join us for a free webinar and we’ll walk you through the process. To register for a training session, select your preferred date and time below:
- April 19, 2021 – 2 to 3 p.m.
- April 21, 2021 – 10 to 11 a.m.
- April 23, 2021 – 11 to noon.
- April 27, 2021 – 1 to 2 p.m.
- April 29, 2021 – 3 to 4 p.m.
If these dates and times aren’t convenient for your office, email Electronic Commerce Services for other training options.
Already enrolled for 835 EFT and ERA delivery from BCBSIL?
- You don’t need to enroll again.
- Availity’s Transaction Enrollment tool should also be used to change and/or cancel your existing EFT or ERA delivery.
*Note: If you have questions or if you believe your provider organization should be exempt from the online enrollment process, email our Electronic Commerce Services team.
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.