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2013-04-23 12:32:09

Bike giveaway contest promotes health benefits of physical activity in early childhood CHICAGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced the winners of its "Like It to Bike It" sweepstakes. The online contest ran throughout the month of March and focused on promoting healthy lifestyles at an early age by giving away three 12'' youth bikes and safety helmets to randomly selected winners. "As an insurer to 1 in 3...

2013-04-15 16:25:28

Video contest is looking for the best ideas to improve the health of our communities CHICAGO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is launching the "Make Americans Healthier Challenge," a contest asking anyone with a video camera and a great idea that could improve Americans' health to produce and submit a video illustrating their healthy solution. The creator of the best idea could win all or a portion of the $25,000 prize...

2012-11-14 12:26:21

Winning cities to support creation of accessible activity space for kids across the country WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity epidemic in America, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced the 10 cities which will host Play Streets over the next year: Minneapolis, Minnesota;...

2012-10-23 11:25:23

New website enables members to find doctors, quality measurements and cost estimates for common healthcare services WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies are giving their members even more information to help them find doctors and hospitals that are compatible with their personal healthcare needs and budgets by launching a redesigned National Doctor & Hospital Finder(SM)....

2012-10-11 19:20:43

EAGAN, Minn., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has received a 2012 "Best of Blue" Marketing and Communications award for its "Human Do.ing" campaign-- featuring a man living in a fully functional glass apartment at the Mall of America for a month to demonstrate how a person could achieve a healthy lifestyle change. The "Best of Blue" Marketing and Communications awards are a national award for excellence given by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield...

2012-08-22 10:25:20

PHOENIX, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) has launched AZBlue, its first mobile app, designed to help members quickly access coverage details, urgent care centers and contact information. An increasing number of members are relying on mobile services to simplify their lives. This new app provides members a direct channel to their health plan details while offering information in a way they prefer. BCBSAZ members with mobile Android(TM)(...

2012-08-22 10:25:03

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueShield of Idaho has entered into a new collaborative effort with St. Luke's Health System to improve the health of patients and their care experience by better coordinating their care within the health delivery system. In this new delivery model, called the Healthy U CoPartner Program, physicians and nurses work closely with Regence patients who have multiple health conditions to engage them more in their treatment plans, promote...

2012-08-22 06:24:53

SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California, Dominican Hospital and Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz County (PMG) today announced a three-year accountable care initiative designed to provide integrated, cost-efficient healthcare to approximately 8,000 Blue Shield HMO members in Santa Cruz County. About 5,200 of these enrollees are members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). The parties expect this...

2012-08-22 06:24:27

BROOKFIELD, Wis., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecture, Inc., the leading provider of Web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces and exchanges, and Topaz Shared Services, LLC (Topaz), today announced Topaz will use Connecture's InsureAdvantage® - a modular, Web-based software platform that enables health plans to sell, administer and manage their products with ease - in its shared services offering. (Logo:...

2012-08-22 02:23:37

BOWIE, Md., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc. (the new name of MedAssurant, Inc.), a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, today announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), the largest health plan in Minnesota, has renewed and expanded its partnership with Inovalon with a multi-year engagement extending its existing partnership and implementing new solutions focused on achieving improved quality outcomes and advanced healthcare data insight...