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  • February 13, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Over 4,700 Children Running In The Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon 

    Over 4,700 children will run in this year’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Kids Mercedes Marathon, a 15% increase from last year and a record-breaking number for participation. In a continued effort to fight childhood obesity and to encourage healthy lifestyles at an early age, Blue Cross is sponsoring this year’s event, part of their three year commitment to being the title sponsor.

  • February 12, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Geisinger-Community Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction Center+® Award For Cardiac Care 

    Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) has been named a Blue DistinctionCenter+® in the area of Cardiac Care as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA).

  • February 12, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross Launches "IBX: 90 Seconds" Online Video Competition 

    Independence Blue Cross (IBC), the Philadelphia region's leading insurer, today announced the launch of a video competition to raise awareness about the March 31 deadline to enroll in a new health plan that meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To enter "IBX: 90 Seconds," participants may submit videos through IBX90Seconds.com or Facebook from their PCs or mobile devices. The contest is aimed at engaging the millennial generation — those individuals born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s — but is open to anyone age 18 and over who meets the eligibility requirements. Participants are eligible to win prize money for entering videos and for voting for their favorite submissions.

  • February 12, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan Reminds Consumers That March 31 Is The Enrollment Deadline For The Health Insurance Marketplace; Consumers Should Enroll Early To Avoid A Last Minute Rush 

    The way individual consumers purchased health insurance changed for good last October with the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace, which created an online experience for consumers to compare products and pricing. The Marketplace "storefront" will remain open through March 31, and once it closes consumers will be unable to shop for insurance on the Marketplace until it re-opens on Nov. 15, 2014. Blue Cross is encouraging consumers to select their plans early to avoid a last minute rush that can result in longer wait times to enroll.

  • February 12, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey And LHS Health Network Create New Patient-Centered ACO  

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) and the LHS Health Network announced today the launch of a collaborative Patient-Centered Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to improve care and patient outcomes for over 17,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members. Approximately 90 primary care doctors practicing at approximately 40 practice locations in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties are participating in this Patient-Centered ACO that began on January 1, 2014.

  • February 12, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Even More Individuals Choose Highmark For Affordable Care Act-Compliant Individual Health Coverage For February 

    Highmark Inc. today released individual enrollment for Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware that shows a meaningful increase in individuals who are choosing Highmark for their health coverage both on and off the federal marketplace.

  • February 11, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Cambia Health Foundation Launches National Initiative To Cultivate The Next Generation Of Palliative Care Leaders  

    The Cambia Health Foundation, in its continuing commitment to advancing palliative care in the United States, today announced the launch of a national initiative to identify and support outstanding physicians and nurses in the field.

  • February 11, 2014 | Blue Company News

    WellPoint And Healthways Collaborate To Deliver The Dr. Dean Ornish Program For Reversing Heart Disease™ 

    WellPoint, Inc., one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, and global well-being improvement leader Healthways, Inc., today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby WellPoint’s affiliated health plan members will have access to the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease™. The collaboration applies to members of WellPoint’s affiliated health plans which span 14 states and represent nearly one in nine Americans.

  • February 7, 2014 | Blue Company News

    BlueCross Names Winner of Its Workplace Wellness Challenge, Donates to S.C. Special Olympics 

    Wrapping up a year-long workplace wellness initiative among its 12,000 employees, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina today named the winner of its building-by-building competition and presented a donation to Special Olympics of South Carolina on behalf of the winners.

  • February 5, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Grants Available In Search Of Health Care Innovations  

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the BCBSM Foundation are partnering to provide $250,000 to safety net clinics interested in improving health care and health care delivery in Michigan. Clinics operating in Michigan are encouraged to apply for the Enhancing Primary Care in Michigan's Safety Net Organizations grant, now through Feb. 14, with grant funding awarded to up to five projects across the state. BCBSM is inviting interested organizations to submit a letter of interest by Feb. 14, available at www.bcbsm.com/safetynet or at www.bcbsm.com/foundation.

  • February 5, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Florida Blue And Memorial Healthcare System Form Clinical Integration Partnership 

    Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare System have signed a clinical integration agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in South Florida.

  • February 5, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Named Among Top 10 Non-Profit Companies For Executive Women 

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named one of the “2014 Top 10 Non-Profit Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE).

  • February 5, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Vermont Achieves Best-In-Nation Member Service 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has achieved the highest possible ranking in four important service measures, establishing it as the number one BCBS plan in America in overall service to its members, BCBSVT President and CEO Don George announced today.

  • February 3, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross Launches Center For Health Care Innovation To Foster New Ideas And Partnerships To Improve Health Care 

    Independence Blue Cross today announced it has created the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Center for Health Care Innovation, an important milestone in the company's groundbreaking efforts to transform the Philadelphia area into a national magnet for health care innovation. At the 5,000-square foot center at 1700 Market Street in Philadelphia, the company's associates and external partners will innovate, collaborate, and implement path-finding new concepts in health care. The center will also be the home for the company's widening range of innovation initiatives, including its partnership with Penn Medicine and DreamIt Ventures on the region's first health care accelerator, DreamIt Health Philadelphia, which last year brought ten promising health care startups from across the country to Philadelphia and today eight are still located in the region.

  • January 31, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Florida Blue Earns Fifth-Straight Perfect Score On Corporate Equality Index 

    Florida Blue announced today the company earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Florida Blue has received the prestigious 100 percent ranking.

  • January 31, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Wellmark Employees Continue To Give Volunteer Time, Funds Back To The Community  

    As part of continued expression of community involvement and corporate social responsibility, Wellmark is proud to honor our employees who selflessly dedicated their time to nonprofit causes and community events again in 2013 through the BluesCare GivingSM Program. Cumulatively, nearly 45,000 volunteer hours were logged. The Wellmark Foundation, through matching gifts and recognition grants of Wellmark employee volunteer time, gave over $1.8 million. This represents the third consecutive program year of over 40,000 volunteer hours and the program has logged more than 130,000 since becoming a signature program of The Wellmark Foundation in 2011.

  • January 29, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Anthem Blue Cross And Blue Shield Commits More Than $2.8 Million To Health-Improvement In 2013  

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s work to improve health and strengthen local communities continued in 2013, as the company directed more than $2.8 million and hundreds of volunteer hours to health-improving causes, organizations and programs in Virginia.

  • January 28, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota And Mayo Clinic Health System Announce New Payment Contract 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the state's leading nonprofit health plan, and Mayo Clinic Health System, a family of clinics, hospitals and health care facilities owned by Mayo Clinic, today announced a new, three-year agreement that is designed to promote quality care while lowering overall costs.

  • January 28, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Highmark-Sponsored Bus Stop Warming Stations Provide A Break From Arctic Chill 

    While the temperatures have plummeted to some of the coldest western Pennsylvania has seen in decades, it hasn't changed the fact that the people in the community still need to get around. For many, that means riding the bus. But for those braving the cold at some bus stops in Pittsburgh, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is offering an unexpected burst of warm air this winter.

  • January 28, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Louisiana Aids Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollees With Enrollment Event At Plan Headquarters 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana held a one-day enrollment event at the plan’s headquarters in Baton Rouge, La. on Saturday, Jan. 18, giving Louisiana residents a chance to “Come In. Get Answers. Get Covered.” The event was successful, with nearly 600 total guests who represented 301 encounters attending to get information about healthcare reform and enrolling in plans through the Federal Fallback Marketplace.

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