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  • 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 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 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

    Arkansas Blue Cross And Blue Shield Hosts “Melt Your Heart” Ball  

    Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is hosting a free “Melt Your Heart” ball from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 13. Participants are encouraged to come in a costume and be ready to dance! “Melt Your Heart” will feature special guest appearances from Disney’s “Frozen” characters, snacks, hot chocolate, a dance party and much more.

  • February 3, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blues Plan Launches First Health Benefit Gift Box  

    It's a new day for health insurance companies. As the Affordable Care Act forces an industry shift towards consumerism, individuals are becoming more involved in their own health care decisions and insurers are becoming more involved in their members' lives.

  • February 3, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Georgia Offers Third Dental Cleaning And Periodontal Maintenance Visit To Pregnant And Diabetic Members 

    A dental exam can reveal signs of diseases and infections, such as diabetes and periodontitis (a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports the teeth). This is why many doctors and dentists view the mouth as a mirror to what’s taking place inside a person’s body. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) understands the link between dental health and overall health, which is one of the reasons why the company developed a program that connects the full and complete health of its dental and health members via the “Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Whole Health Connection℠” program.

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

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Kansas, Via Christi Sign Accountable Care Agreement 

    With an eye to improving population health and member experience while lowering the overall cost of health care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has entered into a value-based contracting provider agreement with the Via Christi Healthier You Alliance in Accountable Care, according to Andrew C. Corbin, president/CEO of the state's largest health insurer.

  • 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.

  • February 3, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Empire BlueCross BlueShield Welcomes The Hospital For Special Surgery To Its Exchange Network 

    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has signed an agreement with Empire BlueCross BlueShield to join Empire’s Pathway and Pathway Enhanced Network. These networks are comprised nearly 49,000 physicians and 83 hospitals and serve Empire members who purchase individual insurance plans on the New York State of Health marketplace and small groups and individual members who purchase health insurance plans off of the marketplace.

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

    Registration Is Now Open For The 2015 Highmark Walk For A Healthy Community 

    Highmark Inc. and community members will come together again across Pennsylvania and Delaware to raise money for 213 local nonprofit organizations and take part in the annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Online registration for the walk is now open, so participants can take their first step in this year's walk by registering today.

  • February 3, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Regence Marketplace Private Exchange Increases Options, HSA Adoption For Employees In Idaho, Oregon, Utah And Washington 

    Regence Health Insurance Services’ private exchange product, Regence Marketplace, is gaining traction in its first full year in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Available to employers with 100 or more employees, Regence Marketplace offers businesses a number of advantages, including the ability to control health insurance costs, predictably plan for future benefit needs, and cater to a demographically diverse workforce. Through Regence’s private exchange, employees have the freedom to choose coverage that best fits their unique needs and budget, enabling more ownership over their health care decisions. Regence plans to expand this product offering to smaller employers with 51 or more employees later this year.

  • 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

    Arkansas Blue Cross And Blue Shield Can Help Arkansans Find Affordable Health Insurance Before The February 15 Deadline 

    Time is running out for Arkansans to sign up for a health insurance plan in 2015. The Open Enrollment Period ends on February 15, after which, Arkansans will be unable to enroll in an individual health insurance plan through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) (unless they qualify for a special election period).

  • February 2, 2015 | Blue Company News

    SC BlueCross Expands Hours Ahead Of Feb. 15 Open Enrollment Deadline 

    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina will increase hours at their retail centers and phone lines ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline for Open Enrollment. But the companies urge customers not to wait until the last minute.

  • February 2, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    Enjoy A Special Showing Of “The Cat And The Hat” At The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, Compliments Of Arkansas Blue Cross And Blue Shield; Free Tickets Available At ArkansasBlue 

    Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is hosting a special showing of “The Cat and the Hat” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre. BlueAnn Ewe, Arkansas Blue Cross’ health ambassador (a six-foot tall blue sheep character/mascot) will be greeting theater-goers and distributing free coloring books to the kids.

  • January 30, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Kansas City Appoints Danette Wilson President And CEO 

    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Danette K. Wilson as President and Chief Executive Officer. Wilson has been serving as the Interim President and CEO since August, 2014.

  • January 29, 2015 | Blue Company News

    SC BlueCross Expands Patient-Centered Medical Home Network, Adding Pediatric Practices 

    After supporting the transformation of numerous primary care medical practices to patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) over several years, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is adding pediatrics into the mix.

  • January 29, 2015 | Blue Company News

    Coming To A BlueCross BlueShield Member’s Mailbox Near You: The Blue Box 

    As a way to encourage healthy living, and aligned with the “ONE Buffalo” concept – supporting local businesses, sports teams and cultural venues, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is mailing 220,000 signature Blue Boxes to their subscriber households in Western New York. The boxes contain Two For One card decks featuring more than $1,000 in savings and deals at Buffalo’s cultural outlets and local restaurants.

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

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Expands Patient-Centered Programs, Delivering Better Care To More Than 750,000 Horizon Members 

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced the expansion of their patient-centered programs dedicated to improving patient care coordination, reducing unnecessary costs and improving the patient experience. The expansion means more than 750,000 members are now being treated by doctors in Horizon BCBSNJ’s patient-centered programs.

  • January 28, 2015 | Blue Company News, Corporate Social Responsibility

    BlueCHIP® Winning Communities Receive $2,500 To Further Efforts To Create Healthy Environments 

    From the northeast corner of the state to a western border county and locations in-between, Kansans are working together to build healthier communities for residents to live, work and play in. Five such communities were honored today for their health-focused efforts as coalitions from Atchison, Emporia, Greeley County, Pratt and Winfield received BlueCHIP® Awards from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA).

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