August 3, 2012
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updates on adult obesity screening and behavioral counseling to prevent heart disease.
Learn about the recommendations.
MLR Notice to Begin Mailing This Week
The Affordable Care Act requires health insurance issuers to provide a notice to subscribers and policyholders in the individual, small group and large group markets that did not receive an MLR (medical loss ratio) rebate. Distribution of this notice began this week.
Read important details and FAQs.
IRS Announces Inflation Adjustments for 2013 HDHPs and HSAs
High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) adjustments include maximum HSA contributions, minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket limits.
See what's changed.
An Ounce of Prevention: Striving to Reduce Medical Costs through Fitness and Preventive Visits
Studies by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois and Texas of their member's workout habits and health care visits indicate that even moderately active participation in fitness programs and preventive physician-office visits may have a significant impact on an individual's medical costs.
Get the study results.
Latino Engagement Put In Motion!
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) recently started our first social media outreach program specifically targeted to the Latino community. For additional information and marketing materials, contact Olman Hernandez or Daisy De La Cruz.
Find out about our outreach and Latino Facebook campaign.
Share the Wellness: Keep Your Workouts Cool When Summer Heats Up
Hot or not, exercise is still a part of healthy living. BCBSIL offers wellness messages to help your employees stay active and sun safe as the summer continues to heat up.
Share this article with your employees.
Reminder: Electronic Renewals in Use for 2-150 Segment Small Groups and Producers
To help improve our service to you and gain additional efficiencies, BCBSIL now sends your renewals to you electronically via email.
Find out more.
Do We Have Your Correct Contact Information?
If you have a new email or mailing address, phone number or any other contact changes, please log in to Blue Access for EmployersSM and click on the User Profile to provide your updated information. Or contact your BCBSIL representative. Want a coworker to receive BlueVISION? Blue Access for Employers administrators can add coworkers here.