Managed Medicaid Update: Blue Cross Plans Currently Unavailable

April 13th, 2018

We want to share an important update with you involving your choices for Managed Medicaid (HealthChoice Illinois). Illinois Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) closed enrollment for Blue Cross Community plans on April 11, 2018. At this time, we do not know if Blue Cross Community plans will become available again during this enrollment period, which ends June 30, 2018. Fortunately, you still have three options to choose from to remain in network with SIH hospitals or physicians:

  • IlliniCare Health
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare

If you successfully enrolled with one of the two Blue Cross Community plans prior to April 11, there is no reason for you to be concerned. Your selection is locked in for a year and you’re still in network with SIH hospitals and physicians. Due to uncertainty surrounding the future availability of the Blue Cross Community plans, we recommend selecting one of the three options listed above.

For questions regarding enrollment, please call the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services at 877-912-8880 or visit