Transparency in Coverage


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.

A requirement of the Transparency in Coverage rules outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 is to provide members with an internet based price comparison tool allowing you to receive an estimate of your cost-sharing responsibility for a specific item or service from a specific provider or providers, for 500 items and services.  Please click here access this tool.

Effective January 1, 2022 -The No Surprises Act Notice Regarding Balance Billing 

To read the No Surprises Act Notice regarding your rights and protections against surprise medical bills, please click here

Effective July 1, 2022 - In-Network and Out-of-Network Machine Readable Files:

The Transparency in Coverage rules require non-grandfathered 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.

To access these files on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois site, please click here.

Please note, the files are significantly larger than average website downloads. Your download time/speed is dependent on your home internet speed, browser, and computer hardware. These files are compressed using gzip format, which may require a tool for opening.