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300 E Randolph St Chicago, IL 60601
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"Customer service is about as bad as Comcast, if not worse."
""Here, let us give you health insurance while we kill the environment!"."
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Joseph Burgio
2 weeks ago
Tried to renew a prescription on Tuesday 1/3. Told that my account was inactive. Called BCBS on Tuesday. There was a 54 minute wait, so I set up a return call. Didn't get one. so at 2:30 I called again. After a 45 minute wait, I was on the phone for at least another 45 minutes. Their phone system had crashed earlier. Finally was told that the payment for November had never been received. Explained that it had been taken out of my bank account. Was told that the premium had increased. Explained that I had received two bills, and had already scheduled payment based on the first bill. I agreed to schedule payment for the additional amount. The rep assured me that she would see that my account was re-activated so that I could order my prescription. On Wednesday I faxed proof of the last six months of payments, and scheduled a payment for the additional premium. On Thursday I tried to refill the prescription again Still inactive. Another half hour wait to speak to someone. The 20 minutes more to find out that the problem has not been solved. Here's the best part? On Saturday I received a refund check for a month's premium! Why did they send me a refund if, as they claim, I was behind in my payments? This is the 3rd problem I have had with this company in the last 12 months.
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Scott Schaefer
3 weeks ago
Horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the phone 8 hours, 6 different times, 8 different stories. Set up monthly payment to be taken out electronically in order to never be cancelled to due non payment. Apparently back in July/Aug processing changed and haven't been taking out ever since. Policy was cancelled due to non payment. Never knew of change/cancel until I was sitting in hospital after many procedures and check in said, "do you know your insurance is not active"?. This is how I found out I have no insurance. No call/email by company. This company plays with your life!
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Kayla McCormick
2 weeks ago
Horrible customer service. Shortest hold time I've had is an HOUR. This is what we are paying HUNDREDS of dollars for each month? What a joke.
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Robert Pick
in the last week
Wow! I have never written a review as don't have time. Like most that have written reviews if I could give negative stars I would! I have NEVER seen such poor customer service in my life! It does not matter what time you call, all you get it is: "wait times are longer than normal, bla, bla, bla' .....If I had a nickel for every time I heard that on hold I would be a billionaire. If I was a comedian there is no question it would bring the house down! I tried three times during the day: at 7:10AM and hung up after being on hold for 34 minutes - at 11:12AM, 31 minutes on hold and had to go - as I type this I have been on hold from 5:41PM and it is now 6:38PM, and sadly I am still waiting! Considering they just raised most of their fees, you would think they could hire enough people!? I wonder if their CEO would except this and wait on hold for one hour or more!? I bet not!? Their corporate execs hide so much that you cannot even find a good real phone number into the organization. This is also probably a waste of time as they don't read these and could not care less! This all boils down that they could not care as they make so much money, it does not matter to them! If all patients left BCBS due to a much better alternative, BCBS would take note. I think some of us should get together, start our own insurance company, with better customer service than anybody else, and we will leave the competition behind! I built my practice on giving better customer service (coupled with fabulous and ethical care and surrounded by a great team) than anybody else. It works! Eventually several days later I got through after being on hold for 45 minutes and starting the call at 7:00 AM when their phone center opens! I made it through to a supervisor who was actually nice (but the funny part is she couldn’t even take my payment and had to give me to somebody else – LOL!) I was however, 15 minutes late for work as I did not want to end the call sitting in my parking lot of my office talking on the phone! As a summation, the corporate executives at BCBS really should be embarrassed by this!
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Marsha Traub
in the last week
I was on the phone with Debbie this morning for over 28 minutes because of a invoice sent to me for a procedure one year ago. Gosh that girl has patience! She researched the invoice and even called the business that sent it. Thanks to Debbie and her patience and kindness for sorting everything out!
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DS Sifter
a week ago
I miss Harken! Impossible to get through. When you do, if you need the pharmacy..Good Luck. Med I've been on for EIGHTEEN YEARS, different companies, copay around $30-35. BCBS? $205!!! Same everything. Its NOT the plan, is this Company. Can you say GREEDY? PREMIUMS are like paying a second mortgage. Thanks Obama. Better to go without insurance and pay the fine.
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Angie L
4 months ago
I needed to shop for individual health coverage for the first time, so I thought I'd save a big headache by going straight to the "best". Horrible mistake. Read on, it's been an awful ride and I'm only 1 week into my plan! 1. I signed up and gave my bank account info on my application for automatic drafts. I went back and forth with representatives - some told me I would need to send in a physical check for my first payment, others told me not to. They ALL told me to "please be patient while they upgrade their payment systems" and I was going back and forth sweating over whether or not I'll even be able to have coverage in time. Then... 2. They "forgot" to activate my dental coverage, and I had to cancel a dentist appointment I had set for the first week of my coverage. I now have to wait 3 more weeks to see my dentist. 3. They "forgot" to enroll me in their Rx program, so I had to pay full price out of pocket for my medications after my plan was active. 4. My so-called "agent" - the person who they assigned to me as the go-to for all of my questions and concerns - has blatantly ignored every single call or email after helping me fill out the application. Super friendly before you're a member, disappear once you are. This has been the worst experience with any company ever (and I use Comcast so that's saying a lot). Please don't assume that the first company you think of when you think "who's the best..." is the correct answer. A little research and less assuming would have saved me a lot of time, money and headache.
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Nonna Kofman
2 weeks ago
If I could give a negative review, I would. Absolutely horrible customer experience - a slew of disconnected websites, confusing, incomplete communications, errors in processing documents. I wonder if any of the BCBS executives went through the registration and activation process that they set up?