BCBS Medical Plan Updates for 2018

For those who are not already aware, Illinois Tech has enhanced our medical plans for 2018. We’ve added the Benefits Value Advisor and Member Rewards services, as well as a program called Naturally Slim, all at no charge to members. Due to these enhancements, all members should have received new ID cards prior to January 1. If your family requires more ID cards than you receive, please call the Member Services number on the back of your card, or log in at www.bcbsil.com or request additional cards.

Benefits Value Advisor (BVA) provides cost comparison and price transparency for services and procedures. It can also assist with scheduling procedures and pre-certification. To access the service, simply call the Member Services number on the back of your BCBS ID card. Member Rewards pairs with BVA and pays cash incentives for using more cost effective options for services and procedures.

Naturally Slim is a mindful eating and weight loss program that offers robust lessons and support through lessons, videos, and personalized coaching. This program is open to all health plan members aged 18 and over, with the exception of pregnant women. The application window was January 2–12, for the first session that begins on Monday, January 29. For additional information, and to sign up for application reminders, visit www.naturallyslim.com/IIT.

Additional information on all of these enhancements is available on the HR Portal Health page. We will also host BCBS in early 2018 for an educational session on these and other BCBS member benefits. Watch Illinois Tech Today for more information.