Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Health, Dental, Vision

‌‌Loyola University Chicago offers a choice of health, dental and vision plans as part of a high-quality benefits package that helps you stay well and protect yourself and your family.
  • New employees have 31 days after the date of hire to enroll in the Blue Cross Blue Shield IL PPO, along with other benefits
  • Current employees can make changes to their Blue Cross Blue Shield IL PPO  enrollment during the Benefits Open Enrollment Period each fall or 31 days from the date of a qualifying life event (e.g. birth of a child)
Helpful links: 
Questions? Please contact the Benefits group for more information.

 

Loyola Advantage BCBSIL PPO Medical Plan
‌Loyola University Chicago provides medical coverage for employees through the Loyola Advantage BCBSIL PPO medical plan.
  • The plan does not require you to sign up with a particular hospital or physician when you enroll.
  • Each time you need care, you can visit any doctor or hospital you choose, but you receive a higher level of benefits if you choose a home hospital or BCBSIL network provider.
    • To find out if a particular hospital or physician is a part of the PPO network, contact BlueCross BlueShield Member Services at (866) 266-3674 or http://bcbsil.com/providers. You can search from this website by selecting "Plan Networks" and selecting Participating Provider Option [PPO]. You can search by state, zip code or address. If looking for a doctors at the Loyola Medical Center (Home Hospital) please search by the main hospital address or by zip code.
MDLIVE - Telemedicine
Board Certified doctors can visit with you either by phone or secure video to help treat any non-emergency medical conditions.
  • MDLIVE doctors can diagnose your symptoms, prescribe medication, and send prescriptions to your pharmacy of choice.
  • The virtual visit will only cost you $40. Plus, it allows you to connect with a doctor in the comfort of your home or office without needing a pre-scheduled appointment.
  • Contact MDLIVE at MDLIVE.com/LUC,  download the MDLIVE App from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Store or call 1-800-770-4622.
Prescription Drug Coverage
Prescription Drug Coverage is provided by your BCBSIL PPO medical insurance and prescriptions can be filled at various private and retail pharmacies.
  • There is a separate co-pay and deductible associated with prescription drugs which is why we encourage the use of generic drugs when possible to avoid additional cost. However if your are on a specialty  or brand name drug we encourage you to participate in our mail order program with Prime Specialty.
Birth Control Coverage Religious Employer Exemption
Loyola University Chicago is a Catholic institution and has an exemption as a "religious employer."
  • For more information about our religious exemption and contraception coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Affordable Care act please review: Loyola BCBSIL Religious Exemption
 
For complete information on the Loyola Advantage BCBSIL PPO plan and prescription drug coverage, please see the Benefits Booklet, located in the Resources section (upper right).
 
Loyola Advantage BCBS IL PPO
www.bcbsil.com
866.266.3674
Group ID: 200864
Loyola University Chicago's eligible faculty and staff have their choice of two Dental plans: Delta Dental PPO and Guardian/First Commonwealth (DHMO):
  • Delta Dental PPO provides two levels of coverage as well as an option for out of network services.
    • Delta Dental PPO participants are subject to annual deductible and benefit limitations based on the service level of the primary care dentist
  • Guardian/First Commonwealth only operates in Northern Illinois/Chicagoland area and participants must choose a primary care dentist first, submit this information to Guardian and have an ID card with the dentist name in hand before services are rendered.
    • There is no annual deductible and services rendered are not subject to maximum benefit limitations
Delta Dental PPO
www.deltadentalil.com
800.323.1743
Group ID: 08450

Guardian/First Commonwealth—DHMO

www.guardiananytime.com
866.494.4542
Group ID: 00378516
Division ID: 0000 for HSD/SSOM Faculty and Staff
Division ID: 0002 for Loyola Lakeside Campuses (WTC and LSC) Faculty and Staff 
 
Please see the Benefits Booklet, located in the Resources section (upper right), for additional information.
Loyola University Chicago provides a single vision plan option, Vision Service Plan (VSP).
  • VSP provides comprehensive eye care benefits throughout the VSP network for routine services.
  • VSP Membership
  • No ID Card required or issued. Just provide your full name, date of birth and SSN to provider.
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
www.vsp.com
800.877.7195
 
 
If you are enrolled in the Loyola Advantage PPO plan, you have coverage for annual eye exams through a Blue Cross Blue Shield IL PPO provider, Davis Vision:
  • You can receive discounts on vision hardware through a Blue Cross Blue Shield IL partnership with Davis Vision.
    • For more information, please review the Davis Vision Flyer or the Benefits Booklet, located in the Resources section (upper right). 
Loyola Advantage PPO Insurance Card
Faculty and staff newly enrolled in the Loyola Advantage PPO plan will receive their insurance cards in the mail 2-3 week after enrollment.
  • If you need a new or additional card(s) at any time, contact Blue Cross Blue Shield IL directly at 866.266.3674 or bcbsil.com/member.
  • Please provide the group number 200864 when requesting a Temp ID card or replacement card.
  • Card(s) are issued in policy holder name only, and not in dependent names.
Dental Insurance Card
*Guardian 1st/Commonwealth is an HMO provider and requires the selection of a Primary Care Dentist for you and your dependents before an ID card is issued and you can seek services. Please visit the Guardian Anytime site and click on the “find a provider” link at the top and search using the DHMO option. Once you have made this selection(s) contact Guardian directly and provide them the full name of the provider and the PCDID for you and each dependent.

Delta Dental PPO
www.deltadentalil.com
800.323.1743

Group ID: 08450

Guardian/First Commonwealth—DHMO
www.guardiananytime.com
866.494.4542

Group ID: 00378516

Division ID: 0000 for HSD/SSOM Faculty and Staff

Division ID: 0002 for Loyola Lakeside Campuses (WTC and LSC) Faculty and Staff 

 

 
Vision Insurance Card
* Vision Service Plan (VSP) does not issue or require ID cards, please inquire with the provider (vsp.com) to find a provider.
* If you are enrolled in the Loyola Advantage PPO plan, you have coverage for annual eye exams through a Blue Cross Blue Shield IL PPO provider, Davis Vision. Visit the bcbsil.com site for Davis providers.
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
www.vsp.com
800.877.7195
Davis Vision
www.bcbsil.com
877.393.8844
Edited: 11/10/16, 12/20/16, 12/21/16, 02/24/2017