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August 8, 2014

Legislative Update
Review this week’s legislative news:

Summary of Benefits and Coverage: SBC Tool Will Be Unavailable Due to Maintenance for Groups (1-150)
The SBC Tool will be unavailable starting Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. CT through Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at 6 a.m. CT for maintenance.

News and Updates
2014 Wellness Incentive Programs Online Resource Available
If you’re considering offering a wellness incentive program that helps your employees stop – or lower – tobacco use, visit our employer website’s Group Health Plan Changes page for reward limits.

BCBSIL Members Receive Special Membership for Divvy Bikes Beginning Aug. 1
Encourage your employees to become part of the Divvy craze. See the program details and share the member flier.

New BlueResourceSM Email Campaign Now Available
Take advantage of our new four-week Accident Prevention Essentials email campaign,

BCBSIL Announces Three New ACO Agreements
Learn about our new Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) agreements. Also read this week’s Crain’s article on how these new agreements can improve patient care, while reducing health care costs.

Health and Wellness
Fit Facts: Keep Kids Current with Vaccinations
With back-to-school season kicking into gear, it’s also time to see if the family is current with vaccinations. Share these tips with employees to help get the family’s vaccines up-to-date.

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