Medical Care - The Plan offers you medical benefits through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) BlueCard Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). Within this network, you have access to many participating Physicians and Hospitals throughout the area where you live. By using the services of network Providers – Physicians and Hospitals that participate in the BCBSIL network – you receive services at pre-negotiated discounted rates and you receive the higher network level of benefits. To select a Physician, Hospital, or other Provider in your area, contact BCBSIL by calling 800-810-2583 or visiting www.bcbsil.com. Information about participating Providers is provided to you free of charge.
Prescription Drugs - The Plan offers Prescription Drug Benefits through CVS/Caremark, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM). There are more than 50,000 Pharmacies that participate in the CVS/Caremark network nationwide, including almost all of the major drug chains. Visit the CVS/Caremark web site at www.caremark.com for a list of participating Pharmacies. You must show your prescription drug program ID card when you fill your prescription at a CVS/Caremark Pharmacy to receive your prescription drug medications at discounted prices. If you do not use a participating Pharmacy or do not show your ID card when you fill your prescription, you will be responsible for 50% of the cost of the prescription medication.
Dental Care - Dental Benefits are provided through Delta Dental of Illinois, a dental Preferred Provider Organization. Your level of coverage will depend on whether or not your Dentist or orthodontist is a Delta Dental network Provider. To receive the most benefits and the highest level of discounts, your Provider must participate in the Delta Dental PPO Network. You should contact Delta Dental at 800-323-1743 (toll-free in Illinois) or 800-331-0538 (toll-free outside Illinois) before seeking dental care. Delta Dental can help you select a network Dentist or orthodontist and answer specific questions relating to your Dental Benefits. You may also use Delta Dental’s web site at www.deltadentalil.com to find a network Provider.
Routine Vision Care - Effective January 1, 2012, the Plan has contracted with VSP to provide discounted vision care such as annual eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses. Check with your provider to see if they participate in the VSP network. Or, you can find a network provider by visiting the VSP website at www.vsp.com, selecting the CHOICE network or by calling VSP Member Services at 1-800-877-7195, Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Vision Correction Surgery - The Plan has contracted with QualSight, Inc. to provide discounted vision correction Surgery. To find out if you may be a candidate for vision correction Surgery, contact QualSight at 877-718-7676.
Smoking Cessation - The Plan has contracted with Laser Concept of Chicago to provide covered treatments such as prescription medications, hynosis and laser treatments. For more information about location and hours, you can call 630-916-8280.
Specialty Drug Program - The Plan has contracted with CVS/Caremark to provide specialty medication to treat an ongoing major illness like hemophilia, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, osteoartritis, hypertension or macular degeneration. To find out if your medication is covered, please contact the Fund Office.