October 13, 2021
Requirement of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (plan years on or after Jan. 1, 2022)
The Consolidated Appropriations Act requires that member ID cards include deductible information and out-of-pocket maximums. We will provide all members with updated electronic ID cards that include this information.
How to access ID cards
- You can view, download and print most members’ electronic cards by completing an eligibility and benefits inquiry through Availity® .
- Members can access their card several ways:
- Through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) app
- By printing a copy of their updated electronic ID card, including deductible and out-of-pocket information from Blue Access for MembersSM (BAM)
- By requesting a physical card from customer service
We will mail new cards that include deductible and out-of-pocket information to current members whose benefit plan changes in 2022. We’ll also send cards with updated information to new members whose plans go into effect in 2022.
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.