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National Labor Office

For more than 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies have worked hand in hand with organized labor to empower working Americans with secure and stable health coverage. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield National Labor Office is labor’s liaison to our 37 companies, ensuring that Blue products meet working families’ healthcare needs. Our companies serve more than 17 million unionized workers, retirees and their families—more than any other insurer. We are proud to be labor’s trusted choice.

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Calendar of Events

March

 

 

3-5

Consortium Health Plans Conference (Los Angeles, CA)

7-9

IBEW Construciton & Maintenance Conference (Washington, DC)

9-12

AFL-CIO Building Construction Trades Department (Washington, DC)

11-12

NLO Spring Board Meeting (Washington, DC)

April

 

 

27-30

NCPERS Annual Conference (San Antonio, TX)

See full 2014 calendar

Strategic Alliances

Unions and Blue companies continually seek innovative relationships to improve member health and lower cost. Through its strategic alliances*, the NLO facilitates best‑in‑class offerings to organized labor. 

  • Ameritox is the nation’s leader in pain medication monitoring, offering laboratory services and practice management tools to help clinicians coordinate and optimize the care of chronic pain patients.   http://www.ameritox.com/
  • Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment.   For further information, visit www.bestdoctors.com
  • Cobalt MedPlans is an outsourcing partner for health insurance claims processing.  For additional information, visit www.cobaltmedplans.com.
  • Davis Vision, Inc. is a well-established national entity that has been providing comprehensive vision care services for over 44 years.  Learn more at www.davisvision.com.
  • HMIG began as a TPA in 1980, assisting customers with alternative funding options for their benefits. Not long after, Stop Loss sales began, assisting companies in managing the excess risk associated with their health coverage.   Visit www.hmig.com for additional information.
  • HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A. (NYSE: WBS) Member FDIC, was one of the first financial institutions in the United States to offer Health Savings Accounts (HSA).  www.hsabank.com
  • The Pervenio™ Lung RS test is a molecular assay for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  For more information, visit  www.lifetechnologies.com.  
  • Magellan Health is nation’s leading diversified specialty healthcare management organization, managing behavioral health, radiology and specialty pharmacy services.  Visit www.magellanhealth.com for more information.
  • For over 25 years, NASCO has partnered with Plans to provide the most efficient single-system claims processing solution for national, state, labor, large group, small group, individual and government programs.  www.nasco.com
  • Part D Advisors are one of the only solutions providers with the knowledge and industry relations necessary to expertly navigate every aspect ofthe Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) maze from beginning to end.  www.partdadvisors.com
  • Teladoc: Provides 24/7/365 access to care anytime, anywhere; offers care at a fraction of the cost of urgent care and ER visits, saving everyone money; and uses the strictest quality processes and clinical protocols for our national network of U.S. board-certified physicians. http://www.teladoc.com/
  • United Concordia’s mission is to be a national dental-care company providing dental benefit solutions that create the best value for our customers, providers, employees and the communities we serve.  https://www.unitedconcordia.com/dental-insurance/

*NLO strategic alliances do not sell Blue Cross and Blue Shield Branded products. Strategic alliances are not BCBSA partners or joint ventures. In addition, there is not an employer and employee or principal and agent relationship between BCBSA and any Strategic alliance, or their respective personnel. 

Newsletter Archive

Archives of the NLO newsletters. Send questions regarding the NLO newsletter to Marian Casarella.

Fall 2013

  • Union Experience (Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Labor Healthcare Update
  • Life Technologies
  • FUNctional FITness
  • BCBS of Michigan
  • NLO Labor Representative of the Year Award
  • School Supplies Made in America
  • Strategic Alliances

Summer 2013

  • Executive Director's Corner
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Support Boston Marathon Victims
  • Magelan Announces National Toll-Free Hotline
  • Oklahoma Plans Helps Tornado Victims

Spring 2013

  • NLO Labor Representative of the Year
  • HSA Bank offers a comprehensive HAS program
  • Third annual NLO community service event is a success
  • Anthem promotes patient safety
  • National Walk at Lunch
  • Food Day

    Labor Resources