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  • April 13, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Health Care Service Corporation Releases Updated Centered App With Support For Apple Watch  

    Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the country's largest customer owned health insurer, has updated its popular Centered App with support for Apple Watch. The free Centered app, one of the first apps available for Apple Watch, takes a holistic approach to stress management by allowing users to track their daily physical activity while providing guidance for mindful meditation exercises to help reduce stress levels and improve overall health.

  • April 13, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Invites Local Nonprofits to Apply for Day of Service Volunteers  

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is now accepting applications from organizations interested in participating in the company’s fourth annual statewide day of community service, Blue across Rhode Island. One of the state’s largest single-company volunteer days, Blue across Rhode Island provides support to critical community service organizations. Applications will be accepted until May 13, 2015.

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

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Responds to Tornado Disaster 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) announced today that it is working with its community partners at the American Red Cross and Salvation Army and providing an initial investment of $10,000 to support the immediate needs of tornado-stricken north central Illinois communities. The insurer added that it remains focused on its customers and the affected communities in the days and weeks ahead to provide additional support if necessary.

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

    Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania Supports Healthy Kids Day In Lackawanna County 

    Once again this spring, YMCAs across the country are hosting “Healthy Kids Day” events to encourage families to stay active through the summer months as school activities end.

  • April 9, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Research Shows Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan Program Improves Health Care Quality, Lowers Cost  

    A new study published in the April issue of Health Affairs shows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP) is associated with higher quality of care and lower total spending for both adult and pediatric patients. The study points to the progress made in shifting to a model that aligns payment with quality and outcomes.

  • April 8, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Healthy Ride Bike Share Program Launches In Pittsburgh With Support From Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield And Allegheny Health Network  

    The City of Pittsburgh announced today that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network will serve as the title sponsors of Healthy Ride, a new bike sharing system in Pittsburgh. Through the program, 500 bikes will be placed at 50 stations throughout the city, from Oakland, to downtown, to South Side, facilitating point-to-point transportation. The system will officially launch in May.

  • April 8, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Texas And Community Partners Impact More Than 2.9 Million Children In 2014, Reaching More Than 9 Million Overall 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), partnering with more than 40 community organizations, last year improved the health and wellness of more than 2.9 million children in the communities it serves through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative. In the four years since its inception, the initiative has served more than 9 million children in Texas.

  • April 8, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross And HealthShare Exchange Present Results Of Region's Unique Health Information Exchange 

    This week, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. (HSX) will announce the preliminary results of the region's unique health information exchange at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition held April 12 to 16 in Chicago. HIMMS is the largest health information technology meeting in the world and attracts nearly 40,000 attendees from around the globe. HSX is the nation's only health information exchange in a major population area designed and built as a collaboration between health insurers and hospitals.

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

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Illinois Employees Volunteer More Than 39,000 Hours  

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) employees doubled the number of hours they volunteered in their communities in 2014 to 39,001 hours That's up from 19,319 hours in 2013. Employees at offices in Chicago, Jacksonville, Rockford and other sites around the state touched many lives by donating their time with activities such as making beds at homeless shelters, packing supplies for Veterans and helping build playgrounds.

  • April 7, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Independence Blue Cross Collaborates With Carecam Health Systems To Help Members Proactively Manage Chronic Conditions 

    Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania, announced today that it has begun offering CareCam Health Systems' (CareCam) chronic condition self-management app to help patients better proactively manage their health. Independence is offering CareCam's easy-to-use mobile phone and tablet app at no cost to adult members with diabetes or asthma.

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

    SC BlueCross Wants You To ‘Show Us Your Shoefie’ 

    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is launching this year’s LiveLifeBlueSM photo contest with a challenge to South Carolina residents to submit a “shoefie” illustrating the foot attire that helps them get moving every day.

  • April 6, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    HCSC And Community Partners Impact More Than 6.3 Million Children In 2014, Reaching More Than 13 Million Overall 

    Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), partnering with more than 100 community organizations, last year doubled the number of children reached through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative, improving the health and wellness of more than 6.3 million children in the communities it serves. In the four years since its inception, the initiative has served 13 million children in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

  • April 1, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Vermont Achieves Best-In-Nation Member Service 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) achieved the highest possible ranking in four important service measures in 2014, retaining its distinction as the number one BCBS plan in America in overall service to its members, BCBSVT President and CEO Don George announced today.

  • April 1, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    National Walk @ Lunch Day® April 29 Encourages Kansans To Start Walking To Better Health 

    It can be hard to find time in one's busy schedule to participate in physical activity. However, taking a walk is one of the simplest, safest and most effective forms of exercise. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is sponsoring the ninth annual National Walk @ Lunch Day® April 29 to encourage Kansans to walk 30 minutes a day.

  • March 31, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Saves Members, Health System A Record $45.4 Million Through Anti-Fraud Efforts 

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced today that its efforts to combat health insurance fraud resulted in $45.4 million in savings -- identified as a combination of monies recovered and losses avoided -- in 2014. The $45.4 million represents the highest/recovery prevention total since Horizon BCBSNJ created its fraud fighting, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in 1983. Since 2005, Horizon BCBSNJ's anti-fraud efforts have saved members $261 million.

  • March 31, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Highmark And Lancaster General Health Partner For Value 

    Lancaster General Health and Highmark Blue Shield are pleased to announce an innovative new partnership dedicated to targeted improvements in quality, cost of patient care and the health care experience in Lancaster County.

  • March 24, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Excellus BCBS Shares Upstate NY Medication Adherence Survey Findings 

    About four out of every 10 upstate New York adults facing chronic conditions report that they don't always take their medications as prescribed, according to a comprehensive medication adherence survey commissioned by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and released today.

  • March 24, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota And Entira Family Clinics Announce Collaboration To Advance New Care Model 

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Blue Cross) and Entira Family Clinics (Entira) today announced a collaboration that advances the organizations' shared goals: fostering affordable, high quality health care while supporting and preserving a place for independent primary care in the health care system.

  • March 23, 2015 | Blue Company News

    March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 

    Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced today that it pledges to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC.

  • March 23, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Guthrie And Blue Cross Of Northeastern Pennsylvania Launch Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot 

    Two regional health care organizations are working to improve quality and better manage health care costs for local patients. Guthrie and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) recently joined together to launch a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) pilot program with Guthrie Medical Group primary care physician practices in Pennsylvania.

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