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  • February 18, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Regence Encircles Employees, Employers With Health And Productivity Options 

    Employers looking for innovative ways of improving employee health and productivity, while keeping costs in check, are finding an appealing solution in a new offering from Regence Health Insurance Services. Regence 360MeSM is a comprehensive suite of products designed to help employers create a culture of health in their workplaces. And rather than forcing employers to adapt themselves to a one-size-fits-all product, Regence 360Me meets employers where they are in terms of wellness program engagement, budget and program evolution.

  • February 17, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island And The Greater Providence Chamber Of Commerce Invite Businesses To Apply For 21st Annual Worksite Health Awards 

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced that the call for applications for the 21stAnnual Worksite Health Awards, which recognize Rhode Island companies with successful workplace wellness programs, is open now through Friday, March 13.

  • February 17, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Earns Blue Distinction® Designations For Bariatric Surgery 

    Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center® for its gastric banding program and a Blue Distinction Center +SM for its gastric stapling program by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA).

  • February 17, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Vermont Revitalizes Velocity All-Boys Program 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) is proud to announce the expansion of its Velocity All-Boys Program for 2015. Velocity is a unique afterschool program designed for middle school boys. Through guided discussions the six-week program addresses common issues that have significance for boys. We pair these conversations with opportunities to try new activities in a non-competitive setting. Past activities include hiking, climbing, break dancing, martial arts, weight training, cooking and more.

  • February 17, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Capital BlueCross Accountable Care Arrangements Yielding Improved Care, Healthier Customers 

    Capital BlueCross has announced that its Accountable Care Arrangements, an innovation that the company first introduced in 2011, are yielding excellent results including improved quality of care, healthier customers, and lower health care costs.

  • February 13, 2015 | Blue Company News

    SC BlueCross Group Earns Highest Financial Rating For 13th Year 

    A.M. Best Co. this week affirmed the A+ financial strength rating of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s group of companies. The outlook for this rating is stable.

  • February 12, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island Awards 2015 Community Health Grant To Crossroads - YMCA Collaboration 

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is awarding one of six 2015 BlueAngel Community Health Grants (BACHG) toward developing a collaboration between Crossroads Rhode Island and the YMCA Greater Providence and West Bay branches. The $38,000 grant will provide yearlong exercise and nutrition programming to homeless children at the Crossroads Providence Family Shelter, and also to youth residents at the Kingstown Crossings complex. Approximately 300 children and 200 parents will participate.

  • February 12, 2015 | Blue Company News

    BlueCross, Tennessee Oncology Pilot Digital Tools To Improve Care, Experience For Cancer Patients  

    BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Tennessee Oncology are teaming up to test new tools for improving care coordination and outcomes for cancer patients.

  • February 10, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island Awards 2015 Community Health Grant To Education In Action For Young Star ACTIVE-ists 

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is awarding one of six 2015 BlueAngel Community Health Grants (BACHG) to Education in Action for their Young Star ACTIVE-ists, an enhancement to their program Young Star Entrepreneurs program, that will educate local middle school students about nutrition and obesity issues, and teach them how to create solutions for the health and wellness challenges facing their peers. The program is part of the afterschool programming offered by Education in Action, and will include youth from the Cranston, Pawtucket, Central Falls and West Warwick communities.

  • February 10, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Arkansas Blue Cross And Blue Shield Extends Business Hours In Fort Smith Before Open Enrollment Ends On February 15 

    The Open Enrollment Period is ending February 15, and the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield regional sales and service center in Fort Smith will open for special extended business hours to help customers in west-central Arkansas find affordable coverage before the deadline. Customers also can find out if they qualify for financial assistance to help them pay for their insurance. The Fort Smith location will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 14.

  • February 10, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Arkansas Blue Cross And Blue Shield Extends Business Hours In Fayetteville 

    The Open Enrollment Period is ending February 15, and the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield regional sales and service center in Fayetteville will open for special extended business hours to help customers in Northwest Arkansas find affordable coverage before the deadline. Customers also can find out if they qualify for financial assistance to help them pay for their insurance. The Fayetteville location will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 14.

  • February 10, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Arkansas Blue Cross And Blue Shield Extends Business Hours In Little Rock Before Open Enrollment Ends On February 15 

    The Open Enrollment Period is ending February 15, and the ArkansasBlue store in Little Rock will open for special extended business hours to help customers in central Arkansas find affordable coverage before the deadline. Customers also can find out if they qualify for financial assistance to help them pay for their insurance. The Little Rock ArkansasBlue location will open its doors from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 15.

  • February 9, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Retail Stores And Phone Representatives Available On Last Day Of Open Enrollment 

    Individuals looking for individual health insurance coverage in 2015 need to act quickly before the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) open enrollment period ends. The last day to sign up for coverage in 2015 through the ACA is Sunday, February 15.

  • February 9, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross Foundation Seeks Proposals For Million Dollar Funding Opportunity 

    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation today released a request for proposals for up to a total of $1 million to further health equity in communities across Minnesota. The new grants program, “Healthy Communities: Health Equity in Action,” offers grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 per year, and applicants can apply for one- or two-year grants.

  • February 5, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Texas Physicians To Benefit From First-Of-Its Kind Organization Created By Texas Medical Association And Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Texas 

    The Texas Medical Association (TMA) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) are launching TMA PracticeEdge to help empower a strong base of independent physicians to provide quality, cost-effective care to their patients. This first-of-its kind joint effort leverages the strengths of TMA’s statewide physician membership and BCBSTX’s resources to benefit the entire Texas health care community, including patients, hospitals, payers, and other physicians.

  • February 5, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island Awards 2015 Community Health Grant To Build YMCA-Pediatrician Partnership 

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is awarding one of six 2015 BlueAngel Community Health Grants (BACHG) to continue a recently piloted partnership between the Newport County YMCA, the pediatricians at Aquidneck Medical Associates and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. Pediatricians will “prescribe the Y” to 36 local children who have a body mass index (BMI) of 85 percent or higher—an indicator of childhood obesity.

  • February 5, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Recognizes Six Healthcare Facilities For Quality In Bariatric Surgery  

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) today named six healthcare facilities in New Jersey as part of the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program. These noteworthy healthcare facilities have been designated as Blue Distinction® Centers for delivering quality care resulting in better overall outcomes for bariatric patients.

  • February 4, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Upstate NY's Low Uninsured Rate Already Exceeds 2024 National Health Care Reform Goal  

    Upstate New York's health insurance coverage rate for residents younger than age 65 continued to eclipse the national rate by more than 7 percentage points in the final year of U.S. Census data collected just before federal and state exchanges were opened for business by federal health care reform, according to a report issued today by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

  • February 3, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island Awards 2015 Community Health Grant To McAuley Ministries 

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is awarding one of six 2015 BlueAngel Community Health Grants (BACHG) to McAuley Ministries. McAuley Ministries will be awarded $30,000 to begin their new Get Fit McAuley! program. Through nutrition education, cooking instruction, and greater access to physical activity, Get Fit McAuley! will encourage healthier lifestyles for formerly homeless mothers and their children living in McAuley Village, as well as Head Start youth in the McAuley Village Child Care Learning Center. Currently, eight in ten preschool-aged children either living at McAuley Village or enrolled in the Village’s childcare program are considered obese.

  • February 3, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan Extends Health Plan Advisor Hours For Final Enrollment Weekend Push 

    With less than two weeks left to enroll in health coverage and avoid a $325 or 2% of household income penalty in 2015, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is extending its hours the final weekend of enrollment to help consumers get covered. Starting Friday, Feb. 13, Blue Cross Health Plan Advisors will be available to enroll consumers directly beginning at 8 a.m., and will remain available until 12 midnight each day, ending at midnight on Feb. 15 when the open enrollment period ends.

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