December 15, 2021
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois’ (BCBSIL) Medicare Advantage (MA) PPO and HMO networks will be expanding to the following counties within the State of Illinois:
|Adams (PPO only)||Lake (PPO only)||McLean||St. Clair|
The Medicare Advantage Plan allows certain Medicare-eligible individuals greater flexibility and choice in health insurance coverage and offers enhanced benefits. Some of the highlights of the Medicare Advantage Plan include, but are not limited to, the following: new open-access PPO plan, lower copays for specialists, $0 copay at preferred pharmacies for select prescription drugs, vision coverage with $0 copay on routine eye exams, telehealth services by MDLIVE®, and rewards of gift cards for taking certain health actions.
What This Means for You
BCBSIL is expanding its network of contracted providers which will allow greater access to high quality and cost-effective health care.
For non-delegated medical groups and independent providers, you may initiate the contracting process with BCBSIL for the MA HMO or MA PPO products by completing the Provider Onboarding Form.
For existing delegated medical groups, BCBSIL does not contract directly with providers for our MA HMO or MA PPO products. If you would like to participate in these networks, contact a BCBSIL contracting MA Medical Group or IPA in their area.
MDLIVE is a separate company that has contracted with BCBSIL to provide virtual visit services for members with coverage through BCBSIL. MDLIVE is solely responsible for its operations and for those of its contracted providers. Virtual visits may not be available to all BCBSIL members.