No Surprises Act
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION DOES NOT IMPACT ELIGIBLE RETIREES OR COVERED DEPENDENTS OF THE RETIREE MEDICAL PLAN.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act and the No Surprises Act require the following information be made available to plan participants on our website. This information will be updated as new regulations become effective and additional guidance is released.
Effective June 1, 2022 -The No Surprises Act Notice Regarding Balance Billing
Click the link below to read the No Surprises Act Notice regarding your rights and protections against surprise medical bills.
No Surprises Act Balance Billing Notice
Effective June 1, 2022 -Provider Directory Information
The No Surprises Act requires plans to provide updated and accurate provider databases. Below are links to the BCBS of IL Provider Directory.
Effective July 1, 2022 - In-Network and Out-of-Network Machine Readable Files:
The Transparency in Coverage rules require group health plans to publish machine readable files for in-network provider rates for covered items and services and out-of-network allowed amounts and billed charges for covered items and services. Follow the link below to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois site to access these files.
Transparency in Coverage