On June 11, 2021, a contract dispute between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) and Springfield Clinic was made public, resulting in a termination date of November 17, 2021. This termination date applies to the following networks:
- BCBSIL PPO
- Blue Choice Options
- Blue Choice Select
- Blue Choice Preferred
- BCBSIL Blue Choice Tier 1 benefits for the State of IL OAP
BCBSIL provides that Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and MMAI are not affected by this termination date.
As of now, it is unclear whether members can expect a resolution between BCBSIL and Springfield Clinic.
Are you impacted? Here’s what to do:
If you are concerned about your BCBSIL coverage, call the number on the back of your member insurance card. BCBSIL representatives will be able to discuss in-network provider options, out-of-network benefits, and continuity of care coverage options.
You can also reach out to your employer’s benefit plan administrator to discuss plans that would allow you to continue to see your current health care providers at Springfield Clinic.