Frequently Asked Questions

Archive 2020-2021


COVID-19 Resources

Welcome to your AcademicBlue℠ Student Health Plan brought to you by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois!

 Mental Health Support Tool

Welcome to My AHP Care! Your one stop to find information about the insurance your school provides.

Additional Resources


AcademicBlue℠ Benefit Information

Plan Highlight Flyer

Eligibility, How to Enroll, Benefits, Premium and Dates


Comprehensive Guide to Your Benefits

Academic Emergency Services

Medical, Evacuation, Repatriation, Services and Benefits

Illinois Pediatric Dental

Included in Your Medical Plan

Illinois Pediatric Vision

Included in Your Medical Plan

Academic Blue℠ Advantages of Membership

Virtual Visits (Flyer)

Care When and Where You Need It

Virtual Visits (Video)

Care When and Where You Need It

BCBSIL Mobile App

Same Features as (BAM) but for Your Smartphone

How to Register/Login for Blue Access for Members (BAM)

Online Secure Access - Find doctors, get an ID card, view claims and more

Health Insurance Plan Information



We're becoming more environmentally friendly by going paperless this year! All enrollment will now be online, allowing you to enroll with more convenience and ease.

Online Enrollment Periods

Returning Fall - 05/18/2020 - 06/09/2020

New Fall - 06/22/2020 - 07/22/2020

Winter - 09/28/2020 - 10/05/2020

Spring - 01/15/2021 - 01/27/2021

Summer - 04/01/2021 - 04/23/2021

Continuation Insurance

Click Here to Enroll in Continuation Insurance 
(For students who have graduated or are no longer eligible for coverage)

Students With a Qualifying Life Event

Click the button below to enroll in 2020-2021 Medical Insurance if you meet the requirements of a Qualifying Event after 07/01/2020.

Click Here to Enroll Online

Additional Resources


The Summer waiver deadline ended 04/23/2022. The online waiver system can no longer accept new waiver requests.

Information for Parents

Virtual Visits

Care When and Where You Need It


COVID-19 Resources

BlueCross BlueShield Global

Healthcare coverage when you are traveling or living abroad

International Claim Form

Used to submit claims for benefits for covered services received outside the United States


Continuation coverage is only available for students who are tuition billed for the insurance. International and HSC students and their dependent(s) can purchase three (3) months of additional medical coverage. (Dental is not available.) Continuation must be purchased within thirty (30) days of the current coverage termination date.