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National Labor Office

From generation to generation, 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.

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National LERA Meeting ASSA/AEA (Philadelphia, PA)


Made in America (Las Vegas, NV)


CHP Sales Advantage Conference (South Beach, FL)


NCPERS Healthcare Symposium (Washington, D.C.)


NCPERS Annual Legislative Conference (Washington, D.C.)


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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.  www.ameritox.com
  • Best Doctors - 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.
  • Epic Hearing - Bringing affordable and cost-effective hearing care to those who need it. For more information, go to www.epichearing.com.
  • HM Insurance Group 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 the nation’s leading diversified specialty healthcare management organization, managing behavioral health, radiology and specialty pharmacy services. Visit www.magellanhealth.com for more information.
  • NASCO - 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 of the 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.  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.  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.


Winter 2014

  • Enhanced Personal Care Program
  • NLO-Sponsored Health Island Exhibit at the 2014 International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Conference
  • BCBS TN Health Foundation Committs $1 Million to New NEonatal Abstinence Unit
  • Horizon's Healthy U Program Tackles Childhood Obesity
  • Epichearing.com
  • Ameritox Helps Operation UNITE Bring Anti-Drug Message to KY Kids

Fall 2014

  • 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 2014

  • Graduating Class of the 2014 Advanced Labor Studies Program
  • NLO Welcomes Summer Intern
  • BCBSMI Community Involvement
  • Best Doctors Volunteers
  • OSHA: Working Safely in the Summer Heat

Spring 2014

  • NLO Labor Representative of the Year
  • Blue Across Rhode Island Volunteer Service
  • Partnerships That Work – White House Summit
  • Teladoc Strategic Alliance
  • BCBS Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Premera Helps School Get Back Online after Mudslide


Winter 2013

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

Spring 2013

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