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  • July 14, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Encouraging Healthy Habits Is As Easy As 5-2-1-0  

    Healthy eating and regular exercise are important for everyone — humans and animals alike. That’s why the Indianapolis Zoo is proud to partner with the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and WFYI Public Media for the 5-2-1-0 Countdown to Health.

  • July 10, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Welcomes Two New Executives 

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) today announced two new executives have joined the senior leadership team in marketing and sales as well as human resources. Melissa Cummings joined BCBSRI as Chief Marketing and Sales Officer and Richard “Dick” Kropp, EdD, has assumed the role of Chief Human Resources Officer.

  • July 10, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Anniversary Addition For The Horizon Foundation For New Jersey: 10 Years Of Giving + 1000th Grant = $10,000 Gift To Wheaton Arts And Cultural Center 

    The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is celebrating ten years of supporting community organizations throughout the state by awarding one of its long-time grantees a special anniversary present: An extra $10,000 for general operating support. The gift recipient, the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, had just received separate Foundation approval of a $10,000 award for its Glasstown Collective Education Program. Since this marked The Foundation's 1000th grant, the center netted the bonus $10,000 gift. Representatives from The Foundation – the charitable arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey – presented ceremonial grant checks today to the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.

  • July 10, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Patient-Centered Medical Home Program Shows Promising Quality Trends And Continued Savings On Expected Costs 

    After three years, CareFirst's large-scale, region-wide Patient-Centered Medical Home Program (PCMH) is continuing to lower the rising costs of care for CareFirst members covered by the program. In addition, emerging data suggests that CareFirst members under the care of participating PCMH physicians fare well when measured on key quality indicators. These trends are encouraging as CareFirst's PCMH Program now matures and is well into its fourth year of operation.

  • July 10, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Collaboration Is The Secret Ingredient For A Solid Partnership 

    Whether it's keeping peace at home or in Gotham City, consumers know that tough jobs require solid partnerships. So, who takes the lead position as the "all-time best partners" for most Americans? According to a recent WellPoint survey, good 'ole Mom and Dad take the top spot; however, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, as well as Batman(TM) and Robin rank pretty high too when Americans think of a dynamic duo.

  • July 8, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Community Organizations Team Up To Connect Harrisburg Children, Families To Needed Health Care 

    Nearly 1,000 children and more than 6,700 adults in the city of Harrisburg are not receiving adequate health care or do not have health insurance. To address this gap in care and coverage, Capital BlueCross, Hamilton Health Center and PinnacleHealth today announced that they have partnered with Dauphin County on a program called Bridges to Care, which has already connected 20 people to much-needed health care.

  • July 7, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    It's Summertime, Which Means Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey's Back To The Boardwalk Sweepstakes Is Back 

    Nothing is more identifiably "New Jersey" than our state's beloved shore, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) believes that families should have the opportunity to experience a true Jersey shore summer vacation. Horizon BCSBNJ's second annual "Back to the Boardwalk" sweepstakes will send one lucky family to beautiful Lavallette for a rent-free week in a shore-front house just steps from the boardwalk.

  • July 7, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Phoenix’s Children’s Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Pilot State’s First Childhood Obesity Clinic  

    The mental, physical and financial impact of childhood obesity is challenging American youth in every state. For Arizona, the numbers are staggering: 25 percent of Arizona’s youth are categorized as overweight or obese, and the state holds the seventh-highest percentage (19.8%) of obese teens in the nation.1 In an effort to curb this trend and reduce childhood obesity and related illnesses, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) are joining together to create the state’s first collaboration between a health plan and hospital focused on childhood obesity.

  • June 30, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Grants Awarded To Increase Participation In Parent Aware Ratings 

    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation awarded $390,435 to increase participation by licensed family child care programs in Parent Aware, Minnesota’s quality rating system. The funding also will be used to encourage parents to use the ratings when choosing early care and education programs for their young children.

  • June 30, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    2014 Blue And You Fitness Challenge Winners Announced  

    Groups from around Arkansas gathered on June 30 as the winners of the 2014 Blue and You Fitness Challenge were revealed during a ceremony held at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.

  • June 28, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Wellmark, Hy-Vee And Unitypoint Health Collaborate To Launch  

    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Hy-Vee and UnityPoint Health jointly announced a unique new option in health insurance, collaboratively designed to reward customers for healthy behaviors. Blue RewardsSM integrates the true coordinated care of the UnityPoint Health provider network combined with the retail convenience of Hy-Vee’s pharmacy, healthy food, wellness and dietitian services all in an affordable ACA-health insurance option from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

  • June 26, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    National Business Group On Health Honors Wellpoint, Inc. With Best Employers For Healthy Lifestyles(R) Award For The Seventh Consecutive Year  

    The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, today honored WellPoint, Inc. for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its associates and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.

  • June 26, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Anthem Recognized As An American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite 

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

  • June 25, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Fox Chase, Jeanes Hospital Join Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Network 

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) today announced that Fox Chase Cancer Center – one of the nation's most renown names in cancer care, will become an in-network provider to Horizon BCBSNJ members beginning July 1, 2014. Jeanes Hospital, which along with Fox Chase is affiliated with the Temple University Health System in Philadelphia, will also join the Horizon BCBSNJ hospital network on July 1, 2014.

  • June 25, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    National Business Group On Health Honors Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Alabama  

    The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large employers, honored Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for its commitment to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging workers and families to maintain healthy lifestyles.

  • June 25, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Anthem Blue Cross And Blue Shield’s New Quality Initiative Aims To Improve Cancer Outcomes, Promote Access To Evidence-Based And Cost-Effective Care 

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio will be introducing an innovative quality initiative beginning July 1 that will allow oncologists to compare planned cancer treatment regimens against evidence-based clinical criteria and potentially receive enhanced reimbursement

  • June 24, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Lifespan And Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island Collaborate On State’s Largest Accountable Care Model To Improve Patient Care And Reduce Costs 

    Lifespan and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) have announced an innovative collaboration that will transform the way health care is delivered to over 35,000 patients and includes more than 110 primary care providers. The three-year program is the largest risk-sharing agreement in Rhode Island, and includes Medicare Advantage and commercially insured patients.

  • June 24, 2014 | Blue Company News, Health & Wellness News

    Wellpoint Offers Tips For Caring For A Loved One With Dementia  

    Dealing with dementia can create confusion and frustration not only for the person with the disease, but also for his or her family members, including caregivers. Approximately 43.5 million adults care for someone 50 years old or older.(1) More than 60 percent of Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers are women.(2) Although it can be challenging for everyone involved, there are tips to make it just a little bit easier, according to Dr. Richard Frank, medical director for Medicare products with WellPoint.

  • June 20, 2014 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Vermont Berlin Headquarters Earns ENERGY STAR Certification 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) proudly announces that its Berlin headquarters has earned the coveted ENERGY STAR certification from the 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

  • June 19, 2014 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Highmark Inc. Extends Relationship With Healthways To Continue Silversneakers® Fitness Through 2017 

    As part of its mission to make high-quality health care easily accessible, understandable and affordable, Highmark Inc. has extended its long-term partnership with global well-being improvement leader Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY) to offer the award-winning SilverSneakers® Fitness program to eligible members through 2017. SilverSneakers, the nation's leading exercise program designed to keep older adults active and healthy, has partnered with Highmark since 2004 and is available to nearly 400,000 eligible Highmark Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and group retiree members in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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