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Health Partners

Northwestern has collaborated with several health partners to create a multifaceted healthcare offering. Eligibility to participate with the vendors depends on your enrollment in Northwestern health plans. 

Get to Know The Health Partners

BCBSIL Health Advocates

This is a program that features a multidisciplinary healthcare team. This Northwestern dedicated team of healthcare workers, which is available to anyone enrolled in one of the BCBCIL PPO plans offered to active faculty and staff, are available to discuss medications, schedule physician and physical therapy visits, talk about benefit claims, and more*.

  • Get personal assistance with your health care matters
  • Understand your health benefits
  • Talk to your BCBSIL clinician about health questions
  • Sort out a new diagnosis and what to do next
  • Shop for quality, lower-cost health care
  • Earn cash rewards for making smart health care choices

A health advocate can help you get the most from your benefits.

Call toll- free 888-901-9357 (weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT).

Eligibility: Those enrolled in any Northwestern BCBSIL PPO plan

Livongo® 

Livongo is a Diabetes management program available through Express Scripts. Livongo provides a free smart touchscreen glucose meter and unlimited lancets and test strips - with no copays or out-of-pocket fees! Employees who are enrolled in a Northwestern-sponsored BCBS medical plan, as well as their covered dependents age 18 and older, are eligible to participate in the program.

Join today at join.livongo.com/northwestern/register or call (800) 945-4355.

Eligibility: Those enrolled in any Northwestern BCBSIL plan

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Omada® 

Omada is a digital lifestyle program that inspires healthy habits you can live with long term. It combines the science of behavior change with unwavering personal support, to help you make changes that actually stick if you’re at risk for conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes or heart disease. The program includes access to a health coach, a wireless scale, weekly online sessions and other participants who may help offer real-time support.

Eligibility: Those enrolled in any Northwestern BCBSIL PPO plan

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Naturally Slim® 

Naturally Slim is a 10-week, online program that teaches participants how to lose weight and improve their health without giving up their favorite foods. Naturally Slim is based on Eatology™, the study of when, why and how we eat. It teaches common-sense skills to help you lose weight and keep it off in the real world, which not only leads to looking and feeling your best, but also reducing your risk for serious conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Eligibility: Those enrolled in any Northwestern BCBSIL PPO plan

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Hinge Health

Hinge Health is a coach-led digital program for those suffering with chronic back, knee or hip pain. Hinge Health provides exercise therapy using wearable motion sensors and a free tablet computer for guided exercise therapy. The program includes real-time movement feedback, cognitive behavioral therapy and personalized education materials. You can use it anytime, anywhere. You’ll also have access to a health coach who will motivate you and you help you reach your goals. You and your covered family members will go through a clinical screening to determine eligibility for the program.

Eligibility: Those enrolled in any Northwestern BCBSIL PPO plan

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Ovia HealthTM 

If you plan to add to your family, you have help to prepare. Apps from Ovia Health can guide you step-by-step through fertility, pregnancy and parenting. These include Ovia Fertility, Ovia Pregnancy Tracker and Ovia Parenting (download** one or all the apps in iTunesSM or the Google PlaySM store to get started). All programs include in-app support from a registered nurse. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you’ll also get phone support from a BCBSIL maternity specialist.

Eligibility: Those enrolled in any Northwestern BCBSIL PPO plan

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Member Rewards Program

Member Rewards, administered by Sapphire Digital, is a program that offers cash rewards when a cost-effective, quality location is selected from several possibilities. Most of us look for value when we’re shopping – why not apply this practice to shopping for health care services? It may help you and your family save money and help you earn cash rewards on medical procedures and services.

Call a BCBSIL toll- free 888-901-9357 (weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT) for more information.

Eligibility: Those enrolled in any Northwestern BCBSIL PPO plan

 

Health advocates do not replace the care of a doctor and you should talk to your doctor about any medical questions or concerns.

** Message and data rates may apply. Terms and conditions and privacy policy are available at bcbsil.com/mobile/text-messaging.

Sapphire Digital is an independent company that administers the Member Rewards program for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). BCBSIL makes no endorsement, representation or warranty regarding Sapphire Digital’s administration of the Member Rewards program. Information received through the Member Rewards program is not meant to replace advice of a health care professional, and decisions regarding course and place of treatment remain with the member and his or her health care provider. Eligibility for rewards is subject to terms and conditions of the Member Rewards program.

Evive Health, LLC. is an independent company that provides health care communications and digital member platform for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

Hinge Health is an independent company that has contracted directly with BCBSIL to provide a musculoskeletal management program that is covered under some of the health benefit plans. This material is meant for informational purposes only. BCBSIL makes no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding any products or services offered by Hinge Health, an independent company. Hinge Health is solely responsible for the products or services offered by them. If you have any questions regarding the services offered here, you should contact Hinge Health directly.

Naturally Slim is an independent company that has contracted directly with BCBSIL to provide a weight loss and metabolic syndrome reduction program that is covered under some of the health benefit plans. This material is meant for informational purposes only. BCBSIL make no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding any products or services offered by Naturally Slim, an independent company. Naturally Slim is solely responsible for the products or services offered by them. If you have any questions regarding the services offered here, you should contact Naturally Slim directly.

Omada is an independent company that has contracted directly with BCBSIL to provide an obesity-related chronic conditions (type 2 diabetes and heart disease) risk reduction program that is covered under some of the health benefit plans. This material is meant for informational purposes only. BCBSIL make no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding any products or services offered by Omada, an independent company. Omada is solely responsible for the products or services offered by them. If you have any questions regarding the services offered here, you should contact Omada directly.

Ovia Health is an independent company that provides maternity and family benefits solutions for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

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