Governor Pritzker Announces $339,000 Fine for Blue Cross Blue Shield for Failing to Submit Required Information After Terminating Springfield Clinic Contract

Illinois Department of Insurance found BCBS-IL violated the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act, fines company $1000 a day for every day out of compliance

March 21, 2022

For the first time ever, the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) announced today fines totaling $339,000 for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, for violating the material change notice requirement in the state’s Network Adequacy and Transparency Act.  

Network adequacy filings are an important tool to help ensure that consumers have access to a network of providers that meets proper time and distance standards. This is critical to ensuring that patients have access to care that they need.