Attention Land of Lincoln Patients: We recently learned that Land of Lincoln Health Insurance Company is closing and your insurance coverage will end on 9/30/16. Until that time, NorthShore and Land of Lincoln’s relationship will continue business as usual.

There will be a special enrollment period for Land of Lincoln Subscribers on the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.Gov) from 8/2/16-9/30/16. During this time, you can select another plan.

As more information becomes available, we will provide updates. For now, please be aware of the following:

  • NorthShore is a participating provider with the Land of Lincoln Traditional PPO plan and will continue to be until 9/30/16.
  • Your insurance coverage under Land of Lincoln will continue as long as you pay your monthly premiums. Consistent payment of these premiums will insure that there will be no disruption in scheduled appointments or other services provided by NorthShore through 9/30/16.
  • You will continue to be responsible for co-pays, deductibles, co-insurance and your maximum out-of-pocket expenses, as your insurance requires, for services obtained at NorthShore.
  • If you use mail order drugs, make sure you have enough medication to cover you during the transition to your new insurance. Sometimes there is a new set up required by the new insurance that could cause a delay. If you are uncertain, you may want to request a new prescription from your health care provider.
  • Check our website for updates and we will be sending you more information by mail soon.

Healthcare Marketplace Exchange:  If you purchased Blue Cross Blue PPO on the Exchange last year, please be advised that your plan options will change this year.  Blue Cross Blue Shield has pulled this PPO option from the exchange in 2016. 

You may be automatically transferred to Blue Choice PPO unless you make an active selection.

Healthcare Exchange Open Enrollment:

  • NorthShore does not participate in Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Choice members that receive care with NorthShore University HealthSystem Physicians and Hospitals will experience significantly higher out of pocket costs with the Blue Choice insurance. 

In order to continue to see your NorthShore Providers and Hospitals, please find below the Exchange products that NorthShore participates in for 2016. For 2017, we are expecting changes in NorthShore’s participation, as well as changes in other plans available in the marketplace. We will update all insurance information for 2017 as soon as that information is available.

  • Aetna Whole Health Chicago
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision
    Click here to verify PCP and view enrollment instructions
  • Coventry (PPO)
  • Harken Health - an Affiliate of United Healthcare
    Before purchasing Harken, be sure to verify NorthShore Physicians’ and Hospitals’ participation and out of pocket expenses, as well as whether or not NorthShore will be covered in the Harken Provider Network for 2017, with Harken directly.
  • Land of Lincoln Health Traditional PPO
Commercial Plans
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO and EPO
  • Aetna Health Network Options
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO (Aetna HealthFund)
  • Aetna QPOS
  • Aetna Savings Plus
  • Aetna Select
  • Beechstreet PPO Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna LocalPlus
  • Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
  • Cigna Open Access Plus with CareLink (OAPC)
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO (an Aetna Company)
  • Coventry Health Care Elect Choice EPO
  • Coventry Health Care First Health PPO
  • Galaxy Health PPO Network
  • Great West PPO/POS
  • Healthcare's Finest Network (HFN)
  • Humana - All Commercial Plans (including Choice Care)
  • Humana - NorthShore Complete Care
  • Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan and PHCS PPO Network (Including PHCS Savility)
  • NorthShore Employee Network
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider PPO Network (TRPN)
  • Tricare
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare - All Commercial Plans
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Core
    Not Contracted United Healthcare Navigate
Exchange Plans
  • Aetna Whole Health Chicago
  • Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Products
    Not Contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision HMO
  • Coventry (PPO)
  • Harken Health - an Affiliate of United Healthcare
    Verify physician participation and out of pocket expenses with Harken
  • Land of Lincoln Health Traditional PPO
  • Not Contracted United Healthcare Compass
Medicaid
  • Illinois Department of Public Aid (IDPA)
  • Illinicare ICP
  • Community Care Partners
Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (HMO)
  • Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage HMO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Premier HMO-POS
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Primary HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus PFFS
  • HumanaChoice PPO
  • United Healthcare - All Medicare Plans
Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Community
  • HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Illinicare Health Plan
  • Meridian Complete