State Journal Register,
The (Springfield IL)
The state has officially stepped in to a situation involving the insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Springfield Clinic. On Monday, the state’s Department of Insurance announced a $339,000 fine for the company.
The DOI alleges that the Blue Cross Blue Shield failed to appropriately report a “material change” to the insurance company’s network of medical service providers.
After the insurer failed to reach a new contract with Springfield Clinic, the company stopped covering services there in July 2021 for members with Health Management Organization plans and on Nov. 17, 2021 for members with Preferred Provider Organization plans, according to the DOI.