Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Offers Free Bluebikes Rides To COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:45pm

b'BOSTON, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To boost access to COVID-19 vaccines and support transportation needs as more Massachusetts residents become eligible, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ("Blue Cross") will sponsor free Bluebikes rides to and from vaccination sites located within the Bluebikes system beginning on Monday, April 19.

Key Points: 
  • b'BOSTON, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To boost access to COVID-19 vaccines and support transportation needs as more Massachusetts residents become eligible, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ("Blue Cross") will sponsor free Bluebikes rides to and from vaccination sites located within the Bluebikes system beginning on Monday, April 19.
  • Residents are eligible for two complimentary Bluebikes Adventure Pass rides, available across the system\'s 10 municipalities: Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Newton, Revere, Somerville and Watertown.
  • "We\'re grateful for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts\' support in encouraging every Bostonian to get vaccinated.
  • "\nBlue Cross is in the fourth year of a six-year Bluebikes title sponsorship, which launched in May 2018.

Gen Z Youth Say Climate Change is Adversely Affecting Their Physical and Mental Health in New National Survey by Blue Shield of California

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 4:00pm

b'OAKLAND, Calif., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than eight out of 10 (83 %) Gen Z youth are concerned about the health of the planet according to the NextGen Climate Survey, released today by Blue Shield of California.

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  • b'OAKLAND, Calif., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than eight out of 10 (83 %) Gen Z youth are concerned about the health of the planet according to the NextGen Climate Survey, released today by Blue Shield of California.
  • Providing sustainable health care to all, especially marginalized communities that are affected by climate change, seems like the right step.
  • It is incredible to see that youth have already made the connection to their immediate health," said Paul Markovich, president and CEO, of Blue Shield of California.
  • The company has contributed more than $150 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation in the last four years to have an impact on California communities.\nFor more news about Blue Shield of California, please visit news.blueshieldca.com .\n'

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Announces Additions to Sales Leadership Team

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 4:00pm

b'EAGAN, Minn., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced two new leaders to its Commercial Markets team.

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  • b'EAGAN, Minn., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced two new leaders to its Commercial Markets team.
  • Paul Valley, who comes to Minnesota from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York, has been named vice president of commercial sales.\n"I am very pleased to have these accomplished leaders on our team," said Christopher Fanning, senior vice president and president of commercial markets for Blue Cross.
  • He is responsible for the continued development and execution of Blue Cross\' strategic growth plan, which includes including small-, mid- and large-groups; public sector accounts; and growth of ancillary products.\nValley comes to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota after nearly two decades at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York in the Buffalo/Niagara area.
  • Our goal is nothing less than for everyone to be able to achieve their full health potential, regardless of race or other socially defined circumstances.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, which serves more than 107 million members across the U.S.\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/blue-cross-and-blue-shield-of-mi...\n'

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Welcomes Policy Expert as New Vice President of Public Policy & Federal Affairs

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:11pm

Baltimore, Md., April 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has appointed David Schwartz as the new Vice President, Public Policy & Federal Affairs.

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  • Baltimore, Md., April 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has appointed David Schwartz as the new Vice President, Public Policy & Federal Affairs.
  • As Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Schwartz will lead a team focused on federal legislative advocacy, public policy, and regulatory engagement.
  • Under his leadership, the team will collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders and advocate for CareFirsts innovative policy priorities.
  • Davids extensive healthcare and legislative background will help shape policy that enables CareFirst to deliver accessible, affordable care for our members, said Maria Harris Tildon, Executive Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs at CareFirst.

Diagnostic Robotics helps Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island identify high-risk members with chronic conditions through artificial intelligence and health management tools

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:00pm

NEW YORK and PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Diagnostic Robotics and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced a partnership to bring the full capabilities of artificial intelligence to members living with certain chronic conditions.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK and PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Diagnostic Robotics and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced a partnership to bring the full capabilities of artificial intelligence to members living with certain chronic conditions.
  • Utilizing Diagnostic Robotics' sophisticated risk identification and population health management capabilities, BCBSRI will work to deliver timely, personalized interventions to members with behavioral health conditions, congestive heart failure, and other chronic conditions.
  • Highly customizable tools will allow the BCBSRI care management team to proactively identify and monitor members with rising health risks (i.e.
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island ( bcbsri.com ) is a non-profit, community-focused health plan established in 1939 to help Rhode Islanders finance their healthcare needs.

If you purchased or were enrolled in a Blue Cross or Blue Shield health insurance or administrative services plan between 2008 and 2020, a $2.67 billion Settlement may affect your rights

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 2:00pm

You may be eligible to receive paymentif you are anIndividual,Insured Group(and their employees) orSelf-Funded Account(and their employees) that purchased or were enrolled in a Blue Cross or Blue Shield health insurance or administrative services plan during one of the two Settlement Class Periods.

Key Points: 
  • You may be eligible to receive paymentif you are anIndividual,Insured Group(and their employees) orSelf-Funded Account(and their employees) that purchased or were enrolled in a Blue Cross or Blue Shield health insurance or administrative services plan during one of the two Settlement Class Periods.
  • The Settlement Class Period forIndividualsandInsured Groupsis from February 7, 2008 throughOctober 16, 2020.The Settlement Class Period forSelf-Funded Accountsisfrom September 1, 2015 throughOctober 16, 2020.
  • That Fund is estimated to be approximately $1.9 billion, after deducting attorneys' fees, administration expenses and other costs from the $2.67 billion Settlement Fund.
  • Visit www.BCBSsettlement.com , email info@BCBSsettlement.com , call (888) 681-1142, or write Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement c/o JND Legal Administration, P.O.

More Than 89,000 Uninsured Arizonans May Be Newly Eligible for Greater Health Insurance Subsidy, Some with $0 Premium Plans

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 7:42pm

"This can be complex and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona advisors are standing by to help."

Key Points: 
  • "This can be complex and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona advisors are standing by to help."
  • With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to more than 1.7 million customers.
  • Through advanced clinical programs and community outreach, BCBSAZ is inspiring health in Arizona.
  • BCBSAZ, a not-for-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

175 Organizations Receive $3.5M in COVID-19 Relief Funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 3:50pm

Last month, BCBSIL opened applications for this second round of quick-release funding as part of its COVID-19 Community Collaboration Fund.

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  • Last month, BCBSIL opened applications for this second round of quick-release funding as part of its COVID-19 Community Collaboration Fund.
  • "We received 560 applications for this round of grants more than we've received for any other funding opportunity in recent memory," said Harmony Harrington, vice-president government and community relations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is committed to expanding access to quality, cost-effective health care to as many people as possible in Illinois.
  • BCBSIL is a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota President and CEO Announces Retirement

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 5:30pm

EAGAN, Minn., March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) President and CEO Dr. Craig Samitt has informed the company's Board of Trustees of his plans to retire May 3, 2021.

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  • EAGAN, Minn., March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) President and CEO Dr. Craig Samitt has informed the company's Board of Trustees of his plans to retire May 3, 2021.
  • Dr. Samitt's retirement comes as Blue Cross continues to fully execute the company's mission to inspire change, transform care, and improve health for the people Blue Cross serves.
  • "The Board of Trustees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is grateful for Dr. Craig Samitt's leadership during the past three years, and we wish him well in his retirement," said Michael Robinson, chairman of the Blue Cross Board of Trustees.
  • Blatz served as interim President and CEO for Blue Cross in early 2018, prior to Samitt's appointment.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Receives Prestigious Member Retention Awards

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 4:07pm

Baltimore, Md./Washington, D.C, March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) announced today that it has received two prestigious Brand Excellence Awards for Member Retention from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).

Key Points: 
  • Baltimore, Md./Washington, D.C, March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) announced today that it has received two prestigious Brand Excellence Awards for Member Retention from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
  • The annual awards honor Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies that excel in developing and enhancing the overall BCBS brand image.
  • We are proud to recognize the achievement of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in member retention and their commitment to delivering exceptional service to the communities they serve.
  • To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website at www.carefirst.com or follow us on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn or Instagram .