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  • November 11, 2013 | Blue Company News

    WellPoint Recognized As Top 100 Military Friendly Employer(R) By G.I. Jobs. 

    WellPoint announced today that it has been designated a 2014 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer(R) by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. Ranking 74th on the list, this marks the fifth year WellPoint has been included in the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers(R) list, which was compiled by a survey of over 5,000 companies. Criteria for selection to the Top 100 list include the company's strength of military recruiting effort, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve Service.

  • November 11, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania And Highmark Inc. Sign Letter Of Intent To Pursue Stronger Affiliation 

    Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA), headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., announced today the signing of a letter of intent with Highmark Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, to pursue a stronger affiliation between the two not-for-profit health insurance leaders.

  • November 11, 2013 | Blue Company News

    WellPoint Announces Appointment Of Jose Tomas As Executive Vice President And Chief Human Resources Officer 

    WellPoint, Inc. /quotes/zigman/362231/delayed/quotes/nls/wlp WLP -0.43% announced today that Jose Tomas has been named executive vice president and chief human resources officer, effective December 2, 2013. Tomas replaces Randy Brown who announced earlier this year that he would retire at the end of December. In this role, Tomas will focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent across the company, compensation and benefits, workforce development, diversity management and associate engagement. Additionally, he will play a vital role in helping WellPoint foster a unified and inclusive culture, further positioning the company for success in this rapidly changing health care environment.

  • November 11, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Designated As A 2014 "Military Friendly Employer®" 

    For the second consecutive year, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been named a “Military Friendly Employer®” by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.

  • November 11, 2013 | Blue Company News

    IBC Creates Brighter Futures For Veterans By Dedicating The Wellness And Learning Center 

    The Philadelphia region's leading health insurer, Independence Blue Cross (IBC), establishes a new facility today, the Wellness and Learning Center, to enrich veterans' lives and help pave the way to brighter futures. Transformed from a three-story home into a Center equipped with a classroom, counseling area, fitness facility and more, the Center, located at 3209 Baring Street in Philadelphia, will help veterans establish a support system, develop life skills and improve physical fitness.

  • November 7, 2013 | Blue Company News

    New Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Product Brings Innovative Accountable Care Model To Employers 

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ), which has been leading an effort with physicians, hospitals and health care leaders throughout the state to transform how health care is delivered, has developed a new product for employers to encourage employees to use physicians focused on improving the value of care patients receive, rather than the volume of care. The goal of the new product is to increase the number of Horizon BCBSNJ members who will seek care in patient-centered practices to improve patient outcomes and reduce overall health care costs.

  • November 7, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Team Including S.C. BlueCross Facilitates Improved Birth Outcomes, Cost Savings In State 

    A case study released today by the Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund shares the story of South Carolina’s Birth Outcomes Initiative (BOI), a unique program in the nation that has reduced early elective births, decreased premature birth hospitalization, and saved expenditures.

  • November 7, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Health Care Mobile App Newest Way Capital BlueCross Meets Consumer Needs On-The-Go 

    Gone are the days of having important health care information like your medical conditions or prescriptions scattered on sheets of paper. Gone are the days of arriving at a doctor appointment without your health insurance identification card. Thanks to a new Capital BlueCross mobile app, your ID card, medical information and more are easily and always at your fingertips.

  • November 6, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Highmark's Quality Blue Hospital Program Works With Health Care Providers To Improve Quality For Members 

    Highmark Inc. today released results from the company's Quality Blue Hospital Pay for Performance program that demonstrates clinical outcome improvements by hospitals in western and central Pennsylvania and West Virginia in many different areas. "We have an extraordinary level of commitment from the hospitals in Highmark's network," said Paul Kaplan, M.D., senior vice president of Provider Integration and Strategy for Highmark. "The year over year improvements demonstrates that the program has been and continues to be very successful. Patient safety and quality issues in our hospitals are long-term and complicated. They don't have quick fixes. One of the best attributes of this program is the long-term committed partnership between Highmark and our hospitals."

  • November 6, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Donna K. Lencki Of Capital BlueCross To Serve As Panelist, Will Challenge Payers At The 2013 DiabetesMinetm Innovation Summit 

    Donna K. Lencki, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Capital BlueCross, will serve as a panelist at The 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit on Nov. 15 at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif. The summit will bring together health care leaders and stakeholders with empowered patients to share ideas and discuss solutions for improving life for those with diabetes.

  • November 5, 2013 | Blue Company News

    From Deployment To Employment -- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Enlists U.S. Military Veterans For Work-Study Program  

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ), one of Victory Media’s 2013 Military-Friendly® employers, is not only looking for a few good military veterans -- the company is training them for workforce deployment.

  • November 4, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Seniors Can Get Moving With 2014 BlueCross Medicare Advantage Plans 

    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s Medicare Advantage plans, now in open enrollment for 2014, have a new benefit – access to a network of fitness facilities for an annual copayment.

  • October 31, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Mark Ganz Honored With 2013 Governors’ Gold Award 

    Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, has been honored with a 2013 Governors’ Gold Award for his lifetime contributions to the state of Oregon in the areas of health care, economic development and leadership through community service. Presented by Oregon’s living governors, Governors’ Gold Awards are received annually by a select number of esteemed businesses and individuals who have delivered significant contributions to the state during their lifetimes.

  • October 30, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Vermont Celebrates Emily Adams. 2013 Rising Star Recipient 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Exchange Specialist Emily Adams, of Bennington, has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Vermont Business Magazine. Adams is among a group of up-and-coming leaders who were selected by the magazine from a pool of 150 nominated young professionals.

  • October 29, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Names Erhardt H.L. Preitauer As Senior Vice President Of Government Programs 

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced today that Erhardt H. L. Preitauer has been named to the new position of Senior Vice President, Government Programs, effective October 29, 2013. In this role, Mr. Preitauer will manage Horizon BCBSNJ’s Medicare and Medigap businesses and also serve as chief executive officer of Horizon NJ Health, the state’s largest Medicaid plan. He will report to Kevin Conlin, Executive Vice President of Healthcare Management.

  • October 28, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Capital BlueCross, Harrisburg School District Partner To Teach 800 Children Proper Dental Hygiene 

    Capital BlueCross is partnering with Harrisburg School District to raise awareness of proper dental hygiene among 800 students in 5th through 8th grades at Camp Curtin Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 29. A series of three school assemblies, celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month, will be held at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:20 a.m.

  • October 24, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Kansas City Supports The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Nationwide Prescription “Drug Take-Back Day” 

    In a nationwide effort to clear homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs,Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day taking place this Saturday, October 26. This nationally recognized day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue by preventing the abuse or misuse of unwanted prescriptions by helping people remove them from their homes and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way.

  • October 17, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Vermont Announces Partnership With Fletcher Allen Health Care To Provide Healthier Living With Diabetes Workshops  

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) has announced a new health partnership with Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC) to provide the community with much needed health and wellness tools.

  • October 16, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Kansas City Opens Innovative Retail Center In Prairie Village 

    Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) celebrated the opening of their second health and wellness center with a ribbon cutting and reception. The health and wellness center is located in Prairie Village, Kansas.

  • October 16, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Applications Now Available For BlueCHIP® Awards Program Recognizing Healthy Kansas Communities 

    Program expanded to award six communities with $2,500 each Kansas communities that are promoting healthier environments for their residents are encouraged to apply by Dec. 10 for an award from the BlueCHIP ® community health improvement program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) have not only renewed their BlueCHIP partnership for a fourth year, but have also expanded the awards program to recognize six communities. Each of the six winning communities will receive $2,500 to assist them in furthering their health and wellness efforts.

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