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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

July 25, 2014

Legislative Update
Covering Residential Treatment Centers Under Mental Health Parity (51+ Groups)
Learn how we intend to cover Residential Treatment Centers under the final regulations for the Mental Health Parity and Equity Addiction Act.

Reminder: 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, July 25, 2014, at 6 p.m. CT through Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 8 a.m. CT for maintenance.

News and Updates
Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Online Resource Available
If you’re a small group with 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, you may get a tax credit if you buy your group health care through SHOP. Visit our employer website’s Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange page to learn how much this credit will pay and how to claim it. Visit the new employer Affordable Care Act section for this information — and more.

Pharmacy Program Changes Effective Oct. 1
Review the formulary changes.

Operator of BCBSIL Honored as Healthy Workplace
The operator of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has received a 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award from the National Business Group on Health.

Health and Wellness
Fit Facts: Probiotics and Prebiotics
You have more than 100 trillion bacteria living in your stomach. Share these tips with employees about how certain foods with good bacteria may benefit health and digestion.

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