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  • September 18, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Capital BlueCross, Health Care Improvement Foundation Develop Collaborative With Area Health Care Systems To Improve Patient Care  

    Thousands of Pennsylvanians receive medical services every day from local health care systems. Each of these facilities has its own physicians and practitioners with their own specialized knowledge gained from their own experience providing care. But what if they came together to compare notes? What if they shared what they know about what works best for patients? What if, cooperatively, they focused on improving specific categories of care?

  • September 17, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Excellus BCBS Endorses New IOM Report On End-Of-Life Care  

    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield endorses a new report issued Sept. 17, 2014, by the Institute of Medicine on ways to improve care for individuals at the end of their life.

  • September 17, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Shield Of California Foundation Awards $5 Million In Third-Quarter Grants  

    Today, Blue Shield of California Foundation announced more than $5 million in third-quarter grantmaking. This body of grants aims to support California’s safety net providers in implementing and spreading innovations in care delivery, as well as to develop new coverage and access options for the remaining uninsured. Grants will also strengthen the capacity of both domestic violence and healthcare organizations to become more culturally responsive and create new entry points for domestic violence screening and services.

  • September 17, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Service Day: One Community. One Blue.  

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) will hold its fourth annual company-wide Service Day today. Close to 3,200 employees will volunteer at 45 different community sites across the state to beautify recreational areas, prepare meals, assemble food and clothes items, and enhance educational facilities, among many other activities. “Service Day strengthens cities, towns, and neighborhoods across Massachusetts and supports the meaningful work of our nonprofit partners,” said Andrew Dreyfus president and CEO. “Its impact is extraordinary. This year, our associates will contribute more than 20,000 volunteer hours. Never am I prouder to be the leader of this community-focused company than on Service Day.”

  • September 16, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Named As 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Company 

    Working Mother magazine has named Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) as one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to family-friendly workplace programs, including child care, flexible work arrangements and paid family leave. This is the fifth consecutive year that Horizon BCBSNJ has been recognized as one of Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies.

  • September 16, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Capital BlueCross To Open First Health And Wellness Store In The Harrisburg Region 

    In the up-and-coming Hampden Marketplace shopping development, neighboring a Giant Food store and the PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital in Hampden Township, there will soon be a new and unique health experience for residents of this region.

  • September 15, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania Opening New Retail Store In Williamsport Area 

    Shoppers visiting the “Golden Strip” near Williamsport in Loyalsock Township will soon be able to shop for something new – health insurance. Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is planning to open its third retail store, called the Blue Cross Store, in the TJ Maxx Plaza on East Third Street this fall.

  • September 15, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Florida Blue And Baptist Health Care Corporation Form Accountable Care Arrangement  

    Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care (BHC) Corporation announce the execution of an accountable care agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in northwest Florida.

  • September 15, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Public, Private Entities Join To Advance New Health Care Model In South Carolina 

    Health care organizations in South Carolina today announce the formation of a public-private collaboration called the Patient-Centered Medical Home Alliance to promote the new model of primary care in the state.

  • September 15, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross Launches New Private Exchange For Mid- And Large-Sized Employers 

    Today, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announces the introduction of a new private exchange marketplace that will offer medical, pharmacy, dental, and vision to employers with more than 100 employees. Employers can begin to use the Independence private exchange on October 1, 2014 with coverage effective on or after January 1, 2015.

  • September 12, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Independence Blue Cross Foundation Announces First Doctoral Nursing Fellows 

    The Independence Blue Cross Foundation today announced the first three Foundation Nurse Fellows who will participate in the Future of Nursing Scholars program, a new initiative created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to increase the number of PhD prepared nurses in the United States. Two of the scholars are attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the third is attending the Villanova University College of Nursing.

  • September 11, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Anthem Partners Exclusively With Centura Health, Vail Valley Medical Center To Offer New Affordable Mountain Health Plan 

    In an effort to address high health insurance premiums in Colorado’s mountain communities, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado and HMO Colorado (Anthem) is proud to announce a new plan created in partnership with a local hospital and the region’s leading health care provider that is aimed to lower individual premiums in four mountain counties.

  • September 10, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island Provides Free Flu Shots For Un-Insured Rhode Islanders 

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is working to keep local communities healthy by sponsoring free flu clinics for Rhode Islanders who do not have health insurance. Over the next three months, BCBSRI will partner with local community service agencies to sponsor clinics across the state. BCBSRI has administered a free flu shot program for the last five years. Last year, BCBSRI administered vaccines at 40sites to 700 uninsured individuals.

  • September 9, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Anthem Blue Cross And Blue Shield And Mount Carmel Health Partners Announce Accountable Care Organization 

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio and Mount Carmel Health Partners announced today that they have launched a commercial Accountable Care Organization (ACO) together in central Ohio, which is designed to lower the cost of health care while improving overall quality.

  • September 5, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Governor Snyder And Blue Cross Announce 58 Michigan Schools As 2014-2015 Building Healthy Communities Recipients 

    Gov. Rick Snyder today joined partners of the Building Healthy Communities program to announce 58 schools across the state who will receive the innovative program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming. The announcement was made at an event at Madison Elementary School in Madison Heights, Mich., a new recipient of the program.

  • September 3, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross Study In Health Service Research Finds Fewer Emergency Room Visits For Chronically Ill Patients Treated In Patient-Centered Medical Homes 

    A study authored by Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) demonstrating fewer emergency department visits for chronically ill patients cared for in a patient-centered medical home has been published by Health Services Research. Health Services Research is a peer-reviewed journal published by Health Research and Educational Trust, and is the official publication of Academy Health which publishes original investigations that expand understanding of the wide-ranging field of health care.

  • September 2, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Americans Want To Safeguard Their Family’s Financial Wellbeing  

    A lot has been written about the selfishness of Americans, but a new survey indicates quite the opposite. According to a recent WellPoint survey, Americans would make large and small sacrifices for their loved ones. From handing over the last piece of dessert (88 percent) to forgo watching their favorite TV show so their loved ones can enjoy their favorite program (90 percent) to caring for them in illness (96 percent) – Americans are a committed bunch when it comes to their loved ones.

  • September 2, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan Ups The Ante On Children's Health With #MIKidsCan  

    As Michigan continues to confront the health challenge of having one in three of its young people considered statistically overweight, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is launching a series of high-profile events and partnership activations to get people engaged in sharing ideas about how to improve the health of Michigan's kids.

  • August 28, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Announces Plans For First Retail Store  

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) is making shopping for health insurance even more personalized by opening the state’s first retail store operated by a Minnesota-based health insurer.

  • August 28, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Arkansas Blue Cross And Blue Shield And Its Employees Donate $20,000 To ALS Association-Arkansas 

    Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield employees jumped at the chance to raise money and awareness for the work of the ALS Association…and to see three of their high-ranking executives doused today…for the benefit of those suffering from this debilitating disease.

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