Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is the largest and most experienced health insurance company in Illinois

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois traces its roots to the depths of the Great Depression and a group of Chicago business leaders who witnessed how relatively minor illnesses that required a hospital stay were ruining families financially. In 1936, they pooled their own savings and launched a not-for-profit company called Hospital Service Corporation to offer an affordable pre-paid hospital plan, which was a new concept at that time. The Chicago Plan, as it was called, was one of the forerunners of what we know as health insurance today.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is the largest and most experienced health insurance company in Illinois, providing more than 6.5 million members with comprehensive and affordable health plans. As a division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois provides its members with a high level of confidence and security.

We at Blue Cross are proud to be a technologically innovative, efficient and responsive health insurance company. That is why we are pleased to offer Blue Access for MembersSM, which provides group health plan members and their dependents with secure online access to benefits summaries, claim  status, provider information and valuable health tips.

The people of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois are committed to the highest standards of business ethics and integrity, and we are committed to fulfilling our corporate citizenship responsibilities to the communities we serve.

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