HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is doing its part to make sure everyone is able to select a health insurance plan that will best serve them. As part of a health care system, the hospital works with many different insurance and managed care companies each year to seek ways to better align the payments the hospital receives with the quality of care they provide for their patients.
This year, insurance plans offered on the Healthcare Insurance Exchange, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, may have changed provider options. Therefore, your previous health care plan may no longer include HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.
St. Anthony’s participates with numerous insurance companies. To view a list of all health plans, please visit the hospital’s Web site at www.stanthonyshospital.org. The following companies include St. Anthony’s as a preferred provider and are listed on the Health Insurance Exchange:
– Land of Lincoln
When reviewing your options, it is important to understand whether your insurance plan limits your access to certain doctors or hospitals. As you compare plans, make sure you view the network which goes with a particular plan. Doctors, hospitals and other providers may be in one of the company’s provider networks, but not in others. Also, be sure to review the number of primary care physicians and specialists that are available to you and the geographic locations of those providers. Even if you are currently healthy, it is important to pay attention to the specialists available in the networks you consider in case you need specialized care in the future.
The new open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchange is currently open, and will run through January 31, 2016. Marketplace insurance plan information is available on the internet at www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov or by calling 866-311-1119 Monday through Saturday 8am – 8pm. St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital also has a representative from Cardon Outreach who is available for questions about the Health Insurance Exchange. Contact Sheila Cutler, Cardon Outreach representative, at 217-347-1888.