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  • October 3, 2013 | Blue Company News

    CEO Says Blue Cross Has First Signups Under ACA 

    Mike Reitz, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, said this morning that a “small number” of submissions were forwarded to the insurer overnight by the Federal Fallback Marketplace—the online health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • October 3, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue KC’s 75th Anniversary Celebration: The Main Event Hits Main Street On Saturday, October 12; Event Is Free And Open To The Public 

    As a company focused on doing its part to make Kansas City a healthy community, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) invites residents to celebrate its 75th anniversary at The Main Event on Saturday, October 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Main Street between 20th and Pershing. The Main Event, which is free and open to the public, is designed to get the whole family moving and will feature workouts with NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” celebrity trainer Dolvett Quince, Zumbatomic, cooking demonstrations and kid’s activities. There will also be special appearances by Sporting KC players, Sluggerrr, KC Wolf, Chiefs Cheerleaders and much more!

  • October 1, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Premera Blue Cross Enters Medicare Advantage Market In 2014  

    Premera Blue Cross today announced that it will be entering the Medicare Advantage market in 2014 with the introduction of a new suite of Medicare Advantage plans that will be available in five counties across Washington state. The new health plans have been created to appeal to a variety of consumer segments. The Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Health Maintenance Organization with a Point of Service (HMO-POS) plan options offer a range of affordable price points and benefit designs to meet the unique budget and healthcare needs of Medicare-eligible individuals. Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Plans will initially be offered to residents of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston and Spokane counties.

  • October 1, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross Launches Reform-Ready Health Plans For Individuals 

    Starting today, Independence Blue Cross (IBC), the region's leading health insurer, will offer 13 different health plans with more than 30 options for individuals on the new federal health insurance marketplace in Pennsylvania with coverage effective January 1, 2014. Included in the new suite of products are HMO and PPO plans across all metallic levels and Keystone HMO Proactive — IBC's lower-cost tiered network benefits plans. Additionally, the company will offer a "catastrophic plan" to provide very basic coverage to adults under 30 or those who qualify due to extreme financial hardship.

  • October 1, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Open For Business—What You Need To Know Today 

    The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan Marketplaces are open for business. Today is the first day that previously uninsured consumers can purchase health insurance, which will be effective January 1, 2014.

  • October 1, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Kansas Unveils New Website For Online Sales, Offers 28 Bluecare Plans On The Marketplace 

    Kansans shopping for their own health insurance in the coming months will be able to choose from a variety of BlueCareSM plans – all of which meet the new federal guidelines for essential health benefits and no-cost preventive services – through two online sources. Consumers may purchase directly from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas via a new sales website or by selecting one of the 28 BlueCare plans being offered by the company through the federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace.

  • September 30, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Highmark Health Services And The Butler Health System Reach Agreement On Multi-Year Contract 

    Highmark Health Services and the Butler Health System today announced a new multi-year contract that will ensure Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield members have access to Butler Health System.

  • September 30, 2013 | Blue Company News

    BlueCross Rates Approved For The Health Insurance Marketplace 

    BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced today its Health Insurance Marketplace rates received final approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offering the lowest rates available in most plan levels across the state.

  • September 30, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey’s Anti-Fraud Efforts Yield Savings And Recoveries To Members, Health System 

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that its efforts to combat health insurance fraud resulted in $16.5 million in savings - identified as a combination of monies recovered and losses avoided – through the first eight months of 2013. The anti-fraud efforts, led by Horizon’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), also yielded $26 million in 2012. A total of 776 new cases were opened during the calendar year.

  • September 27, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross: How To Buy Health Insurance Through The Marketplace 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana advises people to be prepared and be patient when the health insurance marketplace, or exchange, opens Oct. 1.

  • September 26, 2013 | Blue Company News

    690 Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island Employees To Volunteer During 2nd Annual Statewide Day Of Community Service 

    Close to 700 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) employees will contribute an estimated 3,400 volunteer hours today during the company’s second annual statewide day of community service, Blue across Rhode Island. The event will benefit 15 local non-profits focused on improving healthcare quality and access, ensuring health literacy and encouraging wellness through fitness and nutrition.

  • September 26, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Named One Of The 50 Best Companies For Latinas 

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been named one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas in the LATINA Style 50 Report.

  • September 26, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Named As 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Company 

    Working Mother magazine has named Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey as one of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave. This is the fourth consecutive year that Horizon BCBSNJ has been recognized as a Working Mother 100 Best Company, moving up in standing from # 64 in 2012 to #30 on this year’s list.

  • September 25, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Do Homework Before Buying Insurance On The Exchange  

    With the launch of the new health exchanges scheduled for Oct. 1, take the time to research your options.

  • September 25, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Announces Details of Plans to be Available on the Health Insurance Marketplace 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) today announced details of the Blue KC health insurance plans they are offering on the Health Insurance Marketplace, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • September 25, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Kansas City Announces Details Of Plans To Be Available On The Health Insurance Marketplace 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) today announced details of the Blue KC health insurance plans they are offering on the Health Insurance Marketplace, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • September 23, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania Seeks Nominations For 2014 Gallery Of Hope 

    Earlier this year, ten northeastern and north central Pennsylvania residents took the brave step of sharing their personal stories of surviving breast cancer in an effort to educate others about the disease.

  • September 20, 2013 | Blue Company News

    BlueCross Hits The Road: New RV Brings Health Insurance Options To SC Residents 

    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina today introduced the South Carolina BLUESM mobile unit, designed to bring health insurance choices to people across the state.

  • September 19, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Be Covered Texas To Host Free Community Health Events In Dallas And Houston In October 

    Be Covered Texas, a statewide education and outreach initiative sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, will be hosting two free community health events in October in Houston and Dallas. The Be Covered Texas Care Fairs will take place in Houston on October 12 at the Reliant Center and in Dallas on October 26 at the Dallas Convention Center Arena. Each Care Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will provide an array of educational information and health-related screenings and activities.

  • September 19, 2013 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross Offers Free Classes At YSC In Wayne, PA 

    Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is proud to partner with YSC, a soccer-focused sports facility located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, on Independence Blue Cross Day -- an event on Saturday, September 21 that will allow kids to come to YSC and experience programs and games free of charge starting at 10 a.m. Independence Blue Cross Day will include an appearance by Philadelphia Union player Sheanon Williams who will sign autographs, take photos, and interact with fans of all ages from noon-1:30 p.m. In addition, IBC will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help consumers understand the important health care changes coming in October through fun, interactive game show and photography booths.

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