Northwestern Hospital Insurance Coverage: BCBSIL Insurance Plan Guide
Beginning January 1, 2021, BCBSIL members participating in the Blue Choice Preferred PPOSM and BCBSIL Medicare Advantage HMO plans will be able to receive in-network services from Northwestern Medicine.
They will no longer continue to accept BluePrecision HMO plans for 2021.
Are there any exchange options to access Northwestern Medicine?
Yes, BlueChoice Preferred PPO and Cigna are the only individual Exchange options product for Northwestern Medicine access.
2021 PPO Alternative Option
On October 12, 2017 President Trump signed this Executive Order designed to restore consumer choice in the Short Term health insurance marketplace. Short Term health insurance is the only kind of non-ACA (Obamacare) qualified health insurance available in the individual marketplace. We anticipate this plan option to be available in 2021 when President Biden takes office. If you enroll in this plan before any changes to insurance laws are made, the plan contract will be honored in its' entirety, regardless of what transpires after the policy is active.
Short Term health insurance is considered major medical health insurance but it is not ACA-qualified. As such, Short Term health insurance does not cover preexisting conditions and you do have to answer health questions to qualify. National General Consecutive Short Term health insurance policies use the Aetna Open Choice PPO network.
This network includes access to Northwestern Memorial hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s hospital as well as many other hospitals and medical providers nationwide.
However, Illinois only allows short-term plan to last up to 6 months. You are able to purchase a second short-term consecutive plan for another 6 months with no gap in coverage but it has to be with a different insurance company.
For quotes and to apply online for Consecutive Short Term health insurance, get a quote below.and select a start date on or after January 1st:
National General’s Short Term Medical insurance gives you a plan to face those unpredictable moments in life with confidence. It provides the financial protection you need from unexpected medical bills and other health care expenses, including
- Doctor visits and some preventive care
- Emergency room and ambulance coverage
- Urgent care benefits, and more
National General Health Insurance Feature Highlights
- Coverage Period Maximum of $250,000 and $1 million per year
- Deductible options of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000
- Coinsurance Percentage of In-Network plan 100/0, 80/20, 70/30, and 50/50
- Doctor Office Visit and Urgent Care Co-pay of $50
Choose Your Provider
National General’s Short Term Medical insurance gives you access to the Aetna Open Choice PPO network, one of the largest networks in the country with no referral required. Aetna PPO Provider Finder
Short Term Health Insurance and Network Size
While more than half of ACA plans lack out-of-network coverage, all short term insurance plans have broad network coverage ensuring that an enrollee has access to quality health care providers. If an enrollee goes out of network and finds that the provider does not accept their short term insurance, in many cases, the enrollee can get reimbursed by submitting their claim to the insurance company. To be sure, enrollees should check with their insurance company first.