Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Statement: Affordable Care Act and Medicare Premiums Email
October 18, 2012
WASHINGTON – We regret that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield names have been falsely connected with a chain email that contains incorrect information regarding the Affordable Care Act and future Medicare premiums. This email was not authored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association or any of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies and does not represent the position of any BCBS company.
In January 2012, an employee at one BCBS company received the chain email and subsequently forwarded the message to six people, without authorization. When the message was re-distributed, it automatically included the employee’s contact information and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield logo. Unfortunately, as subsequent recipients have forwarded the message, it has created the appearance that BCBS was associated with this message, or that it reflected a company position. We apologize for any concern or confusion that this email may have caused.
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