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What to do at this time if you are a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois or CHIP Member?

With all of the current changes occurring with Obamacare, the information can seem very confusing.  If you are currently a member of a CHIP plan in Illinois, Associated Agencies is recommending that you switch your plan to an Affordable Care Act compliant plan on or off of the exchange.  The increases being received for CHIP plans are astronomically high, and most of the time, better rates can be achieved by switching.

If you currently have a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois plan, Associated Agencies is recommending that you wait.  In the next 7-10 business days, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will be sending out instructions on how to keep your current Non-Affordable Care Act compliant plan.  There will be rate increases included as well.  At this time, Associated Agencies has not been informed what the rate increase will be.

If you have already migrated your current Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois plan to an Affordable Care Act compliant plan, from what Associated Agencies has been told as of today, you will be able to switch back to your old plan (this is subject to change.)  Associated Agencies has not been informed of the process to do so at this time, but it will be able to be completed.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois will be sending out instructions on how this is to be done as well in the next 7-10 business days.

Please contact Associated Agencies at (847) 427-3443 if you have any further questions.