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  • May 14, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Five $5,000 Grants Awarded To Teachers To Fight Childhood Obesity  

    Five Arizona teachers and their schools were each awarded a $5,000 grant to fund school programs that fight childhood obesity. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) awarded the grants based on the winners' exceptional execution of the 2015 Walk On! Challenge and plans to continue teaching their students the importance of healthy eating and exercise habits.

  • May 11, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan Providing Grants To Strengthen Safety Net For 11th Year; Encourages Clinics To Apply For Funding Through June 5 

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is awarding up to $1 million in grants to safety net clinics across the state through its "Strengthening the Safety Net" program. The program, now in its 11th year, provides free or low-cost medical and dental treatment for uninsured, under-insured or newly insured Michigan residents. Eligible clinics can apply for grants through June 5.

  • May 11, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    CareFirst Awards More Than $3.1 Million To Maternal And Child Health Programs In The Region 

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) will award more than $3.1 million to seven health care organizations working to improve the health of uninsured and underinsured mothers and their babies – particularly those in the National Capital Area, where the infant mortality rate still exceeds the national average.

  • May 11, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Louisiana Recognizes Clinical Staff For Nurses Week 2015 

    The theme of National Nurses Week 2015 is “Ethical Practice. Quality Care,” and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is recognizing its more than 150 licensed nurses for upholding these principles.

  • May 7, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Releases 2014 Community Report  

    Building on the legacy of making a healthy difference for all Minnesotans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) supported numerous programs and initiatives throughout 2014 that built healthier communities across the state. An overview of this work is showcased in Blue Cross’ 2014 community report, “A Healthy Minnesota.”

  • May 7, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Florida Blue And Tampa Bay Integrated Healthcare Network Form Accountable Care Arrangement 

    Florida Blue and Tampa Bay Integrated Healthcare Network (TBIH) announced today the launch of an accountable care program to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in the Tampa Bay area.

  • May 6, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania Provides Nurses With Diverse, Fulfilling Work Opportunities 

    When most people think of the role nurses play in our health care system, working in hospitals and doctor’s offices is probably what comes to mind. And while this accounts for about 60 percent of the work nurses do, many nurses have found less traditional roles in other industries.

  • May 6, 2015 | Blue Company News

    SC BlueCross Recognizes Nursing Staff For Leading The Way To Better Health  

    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina employs nearly 600 nurses within its group of companies who work every day to support members in reaching their health goals, managing chronic and complex conditions and accessing quality care.

  • May 5, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Capital BlueCross Ranks Highest Among Other Health Insurers In American Customer Satisfaction Index 

    Capital BlueCross scored higher than all health insurance companies tracked in the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction IndexTM (ACSI), the only national cross-industry benchmark of customer satisfaction of its kind. The company also scored higher than the ACSI industry averages for several other consumer service industries.

  • May 5, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Louisiana Releases Enhanced ‘BCBSLA’ Iphone And Ipad App  

    As of today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana customers have streamlined access to their healthcare coverage information thanks to the latest release of the free “BCBSLA” app. The updated app for the iPhone and iPad is part of a digital strategy that makes it simpler for customers to interact with their health plan and helps them better understand plan benefits and terminology.

  • May 5, 2015 | Blue Company News

    NYUPN Clinically Integrated Network LLC And Empire BlueCross BlueShield Announce Enhanced Personal Health Care Collaboration To Benefit Patients/Members  

    Empire BlueCross BlueShield, New York’s largest health insurer, and NYUPN Clinically Integrated Network (NYUPN) today announced a new agreement under Empire’s Enhanced Personal Health Care arrangement. NYUPN consists of NYU Langone Medical Center, one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education, and the University Physicians’ Network, comprised of more than 1,800 clinical faculty and voluntary physicians affiliated with NYU Langone.

  • May 4, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Florida Blue Foundation Awards $85,000 In Grants To 17 ESOL Programs Across Florida 

    To help Florida's diverse population make informed choices about their health and nutrition, the Florida Blue Foundation continued its support of the Florida Literacy Coalition for a seventh year by awarding 17 grants of $5,000 each on April 29 at the 31st Annual Florida Literacy Conference in Orlando. The grants support the Coalition's Florida Health Literacy Initiative to advance health literacy for adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and family literacy programs across the state.

  • May 1, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Named Among The 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100  

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) today announced that for the second consecutive year, the company has been selected as one of the nation’s top business technology innovators, ranking #75 in the annual InformationWeek Elite 100. Horizon received the award during ceremonies this week in Las Vegas.

  • April 30, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Alabama’s School Grant Program Awards $250,000 In Grants To Address Childhood Obesity 

    In our commitment to help prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Be Healthy School Grant Program is awarding $250,000 in grants to 28 schools statewide enrolling students in grades K through sixth for the 2015-2016 school year. The grants are for the implementation of school-based health and wellness programs, emphasizing increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year. More than 15,000 students will benefit from the program. Each school is receiving a grant up to $10,000.

  • April 29, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Independence Blue Cross Helps Employees Walk To Better Health At National Walk @ Lunch Day 

    For the eighth consecutive year, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) celebrated National Walk @ Lunch Day, a national effort sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) to demonstrate how easy it is to take a walk at lunch and fit exercise into the busiest of schedules. Thousands of Independence associates and members of the region's workforce joined Independence at Rittenhouse Square and more than a dozen locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania to take a big step toward better health.

  • April 28, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross Partners With DreamIt Health Startup TowerView Health To Improve Medication Adherence 

    The Independence Blue Cross (Independence) Center for Health Care Innovation announced today that it will collaborate with TowerView Health (TowerView) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine) on a pilot program to help chronically ill people who have multiple prescriptions make sure they take the right medication at the right time each day.

  • April 28, 2015 | Blue Company News

    The Doctor Will See You Now…On Your Computer, Smart Phone Or Tablet 

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members now have a fast, more convenient way to see a doctor for non-emergency needs when their own doctor is not readily available.

  • April 27, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Anthem Named to DiversityInc List of Top 50 Companies  

    Marking their eighth consecutive appearance on the DiversityInc. Top 50 list, Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) announced today that it earned the number 23 spot on this year’s prestigious list. This year’s annual survey brought together nearly 900 companies from a wide range of industries whose leadership, procurement practices, communications and training reflected the reality of the changing face of the nation.

  • April 27, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    A Leading Primary Care Group In Idaho Embraces A New Care Management Model  

    Primary Health Medical Group, a Boise-based system of primary care providers and urgent care clinics, is the newest provider to embrace Regence BlueShield of Idaho’s Total Cost of Care (TCC) solution. The agreement between the two partners is a collaboration to improve patient care while containing costs.

  • April 24, 2015 | Blue Company News

    BlueCross BlueShield Of Western New York Campaign 

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, the largest health insurer in the region, has been honored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a “Best of Blue”. The health plan received the 2015 Integrated Marketing Award, a highly- competitive award recognizing the Blues plan that best integrated multiple marketing and communication channels to both win new business and support brand goals and objectives.

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