Medical & Rx

Medical & Rx: BCBSIL, Kaiser & Blue Advantage

Tribune Publishing offers the following medical plan options to you. Please note that your medical coverage and network options are dependent on where you live, as indicated below.

  • Signature PPO Plan (BCBSIL only)
  • Premier HSA Plan
  • Premium HSA Plan
  • Basic HSA Plan
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Signature HMO Plan (Kaiser only)

For a high-level comparison of these plans, please refer to your 2020 Open Enrollment Guide.

Additional Information

To access further details on each of these medical plans, click on the links below:

Express Scripts/Rx Benefits

  • To access a temporary ID card, click here.
  • For instructions on enrolling in the mail-order program, click here.

Blue Distinction Centers of Excellence

If you’re a BCBSIL member enrolled in the Signature PPO, Premier HSA, Premium HSA or Basic HSA plan, are in need of surgery and you are not sure where to turn, look to the Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) of Excellence program, which recognizes facilities and providers nationwide for their expertise in delivering quality specialty care for:

  • Bariatric sugery
  • Cardiac care
  • Knee and hip replacement
  • Spine surgery
  • Transplants

In addition to having access to this network of excellence, you and a companion are also eligible for a benefit up to $10,000 (combined) should you need to travel to a Center of Excellence facility for any of the procedures listed above. If you are having bariatric surgery, cardiac care, knee and hip replacement, spine surgery or transplants and do not use a BDC, your surgery will be considered out of network even if the doctor is in the BCBS network.

To find a Blue Distinction Center, click here.

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