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  • September 23, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Minnesota Health Poll: One State, Different Challenges, Unique Solutions 

    People across Minnesota acknowledge that their surroundings sometimes hinder their ability to make healthy choices, but barriers are more prominent in the state's rural areas, according to a poll commissioned by The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

  • September 23, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® Health Plans and State Farm® Affiliates Team Up to Expand Access to Individual Health Coverage through New Alliance 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) health plans and State Farm today announced a new effort to broaden consumer access to health insurance during the upcoming open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act. More than 3,300 State Farm agents and their licensed team members will work with BCBS health plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas to offer individual health coverage.

  • September 22, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Most Consumers Value Integrated Benefits For Time And Cost Savings 

    Whether it’s dental insurance or the smartphone, consumers want products that offer simplification and savings. In a new survey, WellPoint asked Americans what products make their lives easier and the findings revealed that integrated products and services are highly valued – for example, the smartphone (74 percent), printer/copier/scanner (64 percent) and the toaster oven (36 percent). And, when it comes to insurance, consumers overwhelmingly (81 percent) said it would be extremely helpful to trust the same carrier to provide their dental, vision and health coverage.

  • September 19, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Kevin Egge Joins Blue Cross As Vice President Of Provider Contracting And Relations 

    Kevin Egge has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as vice president of provider contracting and relations. In this role, he will further the state’s largest health insurer’s efforts to improve the healthcare delivery system.

  • September 18, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Texas Transparency Solution Helps Consumers Better Manage Health Care Services And Costs  

    As consumers look for new ways to obtain the best possible care and lower their health care costs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), the largest provider of health benefits in the state, announces the enhanced Provider Finder, an online health care solution developed to enable members to more easily research and select physicians and hospitals, as well as estimate out-of-pocket health care costs. The Provider Finder provides cost estimates for more than 400 common medical procedures, increasing to 1600 by the end of the year.

  • September 18, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Capital BlueCross, Health Care Improvement Foundation Develop Collaborative With Area Health Care Systems To Improve Patient Care  

    Thousands of Pennsylvanians receive medical services every day from local health care systems. Each of these facilities has its own physicians and practitioners with their own specialized knowledge gained from their own experience providing care. But what if they came together to compare notes? What if they shared what they know about what works best for patients? What if, cooperatively, they focused on improving specific categories of care?

  • September 17, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Shield Of California Foundation Awards $5 Million In Third-Quarter Grants  

    Today, Blue Shield of California Foundation announced more than $5 million in third-quarter grantmaking. This body of grants aims to support California’s safety net providers in implementing and spreading innovations in care delivery, as well as to develop new coverage and access options for the remaining uninsured. Grants will also strengthen the capacity of both domestic violence and healthcare organizations to become more culturally responsive and create new entry points for domestic violence screening and services.

  • September 17, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Service Day: One Community. One Blue.  

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) will hold its fourth annual company-wide Service Day today. Close to 3,200 employees will volunteer at 45 different community sites across the state to beautify recreational areas, prepare meals, assemble food and clothes items, and enhance educational facilities, among many other activities. “Service Day strengthens cities, towns, and neighborhoods across Massachusetts and supports the meaningful work of our nonprofit partners,” said Andrew Dreyfus president and CEO. “Its impact is extraordinary. This year, our associates will contribute more than 20,000 volunteer hours. Never am I prouder to be the leader of this community-focused company than on Service Day.”

  • September 17, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Excellus BCBS Endorses New IOM Report On End-Of-Life Care  

    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield endorses a new report issued Sept. 17, 2014, by the Institute of Medicine on ways to improve care for individuals at the end of their life.

  • September 16, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Capital BlueCross To Open First Health And Wellness Store In The Harrisburg Region 

    In the up-and-coming Hampden Marketplace shopping development, neighboring a Giant Food store and the PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital in Hampden Township, there will soon be a new and unique health experience for residents of this region.

  • September 16, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Named As 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Company 

    Working Mother magazine has named Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) as one of the 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to family-friendly workplace programs, including child care, flexible work arrangements and paid family leave. This is the fifth consecutive year that Horizon BCBSNJ has been recognized as one of Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies.

  • September 15, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania Opening New Retail Store In Williamsport Area 

    Shoppers visiting the “Golden Strip” near Williamsport in Loyalsock Township will soon be able to shop for something new – health insurance. Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is planning to open its third retail store, called the Blue Cross Store, in the TJ Maxx Plaza on East Third Street this fall.

  • September 15, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Florida Blue And Baptist Health Care Corporation Form Accountable Care Arrangement  

    Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care (BHC) Corporation announce the execution of an accountable care agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in northwest Florida.

  • September 15, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross Launches New Private Exchange For Mid- And Large-Sized Employers 

    Today, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announces the introduction of a new private exchange marketplace that will offer medical, pharmacy, dental, and vision to employers with more than 100 employees. Employers can begin to use the Independence private exchange on October 1, 2014 with coverage effective on or after January 1, 2015.

  • September 15, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Public, Private Entities Join To Advance New Health Care Model In South Carolina 

    Health care organizations in South Carolina today announce the formation of a public-private collaboration called the Patient-Centered Medical Home Alliance to promote the new model of primary care in the state.

  • September 12, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Independence Blue Cross Foundation Announces First Doctoral Nursing Fellows 

    The Independence Blue Cross Foundation today announced the first three Foundation Nurse Fellows who will participate in the Future of Nursing Scholars program, a new initiative created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to increase the number of PhD prepared nurses in the United States. Two of the scholars are attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the third is attending the Villanova University College of Nursing.

  • September 11, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Anthem Partners Exclusively With Centura Health, Vail Valley Medical Center To Offer New Affordable Mountain Health Plan 

    In an effort to address high health insurance premiums in Colorado’s mountain communities, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado and HMO Colorado (Anthem) is proud to announce a new plan created in partnership with a local hospital and the region’s leading health care provider that is aimed to lower individual premiums in four mountain counties.

  • September 10, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island Provides Free Flu Shots For Un-Insured Rhode Islanders 

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is working to keep local communities healthy by sponsoring free flu clinics for Rhode Islanders who do not have health insurance. Over the next three months, BCBSRI will partner with local community service agencies to sponsor clinics across the state. BCBSRI has administered a free flu shot program for the last five years. Last year, BCBSRI administered vaccines at 40sites to 700 uninsured individuals.

  • September 9, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Anthem Blue Cross And Blue Shield And Mount Carmel Health Partners Announce Accountable Care Organization 

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio and Mount Carmel Health Partners announced today that they have launched a commercial Accountable Care Organization (ACO) together in central Ohio, which is designed to lower the cost of health care while improving overall quality.

  • September 5, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Governor Snyder And Blue Cross Announce 58 Michigan Schools As 2014-2015 Building Healthy Communities Recipients 

    Gov. Rick Snyder today joined partners of the Building Healthy Communities program to announce 58 schools across the state who will receive the innovative program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming. The announcement was made at an event at Madison Elementary School in Madison Heights, Mich., a new recipient of the program.

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