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2014-05-20 08:33:39

ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia announced today that two of the company's leaders have been selected to present at the 2014 Blue National Summit. On May 21(st), Geneia President Heather Lavoie will discuss how the company partners with health plans and hospitals to help them successfully navigate the systemic changes to the health care industry and Vice President Shawn Scott will discuss how to successfully implement a private health insurance exchange. The Blue...

2014-05-16 12:27:18

Innovative collaboration will increase healthcare access to Talbert House residents in need CINCINNATI, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Talbert House publicly announced a new collaboration which will bring on-demand, live video doctor visits to residents of its Cincinnati facility. With the launch of a first-of-its-kind LiveHealth Online telehealth console, together with free online visits, made available by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and American Well, residents will have...

2014-05-15 16:28:44

Money to fund school programs to fight childhood obesity PHOENIX, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recently awarded five Arizona teachers a $5,000 grant for each of their schools to fund health-related programs in Arizona. The five grants were awarded based on the winners' exceptional execution of the 2014 Walk On! Challenge. The Walk On! Challenge is a free month-long health and fitness challenge held each year in February. It is available to schools...

2014-05-14 23:03:11

The now-former Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota medical director alleges the insurer engaged in illegal practices that hiked costs to millions of BCBS customers. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of whistleblowers who have reported, or seek to report, employers engaged in illegal activities, announces that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is the focus of a whistleblower lawsuit brought by the...

2014-05-13 23:02:06

Horizon's Controller honored for excellence and leadership Newark, NJ (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Catherine Merlino, Controller for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), was honored at the 35th annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) awards gala, which was held earlier this month at the Bridgewater Marriott. Sponsored by the YWCA Union County, the TWIN award honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in...

2014-05-09 20:22:59

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS), the largest managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced that the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (ASES) informed its health subsidiary, Triple-S Salud, that the RFP process to return the Medicaid business to an at-risk model has been cancelled. As a result of this decision, the agency also notified Triple-S of its intention to extend the Company's current Medicaid ASO contract,...

2014-05-08 23:04:27

Third round of Project RN funding raises total investment to $3 million. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) plans to invest an additional $960,000 in stipends to as many as 12 nursing students pursuing advanced degrees to become nurse educators through the company’s Project RN nurse education partnership program. Project RN’s 2014 grant awards include $80,000 stipends over 36 months for one student at each of the following schools: Bowie...

2014-05-08 20:24:30

PHOENIX, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are very pleased with the Arizona Department of Insurance's (DOI) announcement today," said Jeff Stelnik, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) senior vice president. The DOI released a statement giving insurers the option to renew plans that would otherwise have been cancelled under the Affordable Care Act. Members affected are those who purchased plans between March 24, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2013. "We support the decision...

2014-05-08 16:26:02

Honor recognizes health insurer for promoting health HARRISBURG, Pa., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Capital BlueCross received the 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Health Care's (LVBCH) Partnership Award during the LVBCH's Annual Conference held at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. The award honors a local health insurer for its collaboration with the LVBCH to promote the health of its employer members, and their employees and families. "One of the strengths of...

2014-05-07 12:30:50

Capital BlueCross seeks to spotlight people living life to the fullest thanks to the security of health insurance HARRISBURG, Pa., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross is looking for "Faces of Fearless" - and your "fearless" story, submitted as a 60-second video or photo with a brief description, could earn you a cash prize of up to $1,000. Inspired by Capital BlueCross' Live Fearless advertising campaign, the company has launched a contest titled "Faces of Fearless" which...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.