Flexible Benefit Service Corp. is working with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to offer individual health insurance through payroll-deduction payment programs.[@@]

Flexible Benefit, Rosemont, Ill., a benefit plan administrator, says its new FlexWorkplace program will be available to Illinois employer groups of any size starting June 1. Employers do not have to persuade a minimum number of employees to participate. Participating employees will get high-deductible, health savings account-compatible coverage from Illinois Blue, Chicago.

Flexible Benefit will serve as an independent wholesaler for Illinois Blue and help Illinois Blue market the program through brokers.

Flexible Benefit also will offer a package of HSA banking, investment and administration support services along with the Illinois Blue health insurance.