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2014-02-18 16:26:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department received an application filing from Highmark, Inc. which seeks department approval for the merger of Highmark and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. "The highest priority in our review of this application is to see that consumers will be protected and the impacted health insurers remain financially strong and the market competitive," Insurance Commissioner Michael...

2014-02-18 16:26:14

Highmark files for approval with Pennsylvania Insurance Department WILKES-BARRE, Pa. and PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) and Highmark Inc. (Highmark) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge, marking a key milestone in bringing together the two not-for-profit health insurance leaders to better serve the communities of northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. "This definitive...

2014-02-18 12:26:35

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 12th consecutive year, Highmark is hosting its Walk for a Healthy Community fundraiser to benefit nonprofit organizations. Online registration is now open for walkers. The annual spring walks will occur in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Johnstown and Erie for the benefit of 184 nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania. Highmark's Walk for a Healthy Community provides a yearly opportunity for community members to support participating...

2014-02-17 23:01:45

This February, CafeGive Social is proud to be a part of "The Hearts In Nature Photo Contest" - a social media photo contest to raise funds and awareness for grieving children and their families. The Contest is sponsored by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Pro Photo Supply, and all proceeds will be used to support the mission and work of The Dougy Center. (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 This February, CafeGive Social and The Dougy Center are proud to announce the launch of...

2014-02-12 23:03:57

Horizon BCBSNJ collaborates with 90 primary care doctors in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties on new model of care. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) and the LHS Health Network announced today the launch of a collaborative Patient-Centered Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to improve care and patient outcomes for over 17,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members. Approximately 90 primary care doctors practicing at...

2014-02-12 12:32:08

The Blues offer consumers a step-by-step enrollment guide at Healthcarereformbasics.com DETROIT, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The way individual consumers purchased health insurance changed for good last October with the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace, which created an online experience for consumers to compare products and pricing. The Marketplace "storefront" will remain open through March 31, and once it closes consumers will be unable to shop for insurance on the Marketplace...

2014-02-12 08:28:50

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, RxAnte, Inc., a health care analytics and technology company specializing in improving medication use, announced that BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc. joins a growing list of health care organizations working with RxAnte to improve patient health. Under the terms of the agreement, RxAnte will provide two of its software solutions and analytic tools to BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to guide medication improvement programs for...

2014-02-10 12:24:57

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMetrix Research Inc., an independent research firm, announces the selection of 14 Medicare Advantage plan websites for MedicareWebWatch certification. MedicareWebWatch certification recognizes excellence in Medicare plan website content, member connectivity, design and privacy assurance. Six "benchmark" websites and 8 "distinguished" websites were selected from 137 Medicare Advantage websites after comprehensive site reviews. In...

2014-02-05 23:02:23

New Jersey's Largest Health Insurer Honored by National Association of Female Executives Newark, NJ (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named one of the “2014 Top 10 Non-Profit Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE). ““Many women working at Horizon have become integral leaders of the company and we value their achievements and the perspective they bring to our...

2014-02-05 12:28:47

BCBSM, BCBSM Foundation partner to provide a total of $250,000 to five safety net providers interested in new ways to improve primary care DETROIT, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the BCBSM Foundation are partnering to provide $250,000 to safety net clinics interested in improving health care and health care delivery in Michigan. Clinics operating in Michigan are encouraged to apply for the Enhancing Primary Care in Michigan's Safety Net...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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