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2013-12-05 23:02:19

Results of joint wellness program underscore effectiveness of patient-centered care. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 New results show that Monmouth County public employees are benefitting from a new wellness initiative designed by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. County employees who used physicians in Horizon BCBSNJ’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program showed a significant increase in preventive screenings, one of the goals of the program. “Monmouth...

2013-12-05 08:29:32

Vaccinate Illinois Week is December 8-14 CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is a simple way to stay healthy for the holidays and beyond- get a flu shot. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is part of a coalition spreading the word about Vaccinate Illinois Week, a statewide observance held December 8-14 which highlights the importance of flu vaccines throughout the late fall and winter months. Flu outbreaks often peak in January and later. That's why...

2013-12-05 08:28:44

Minnesota's Largest Health Plan Expands Inovalon Partnership to Participate in State's Health Insurance Exchange BOWIE, Md., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, today announced that it will work with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the largest health plan in Minnesota, to provide Inovalon's Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Marketplace services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120605/MM17779LOGO)...

2013-12-04 20:23:16

Don Antonucci appointed Market President of Regence BlueShield in Washington; Angela Dowling promoted to Market President of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence President of Health Insurance Services Jared Short today announced that Don Antonucci has been appointed to lead Regence BlueShield in Washington as its market president, and Angela Dowling has been promoted to market president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon....

2013-12-04 16:26:04

CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is proud to announce its 2013 Volunteer of the Year, Rebecca Weinshenker. Rebecca is an associate actuary who has been with BCBSIL for more than six years and since then has logged 462 volunteer hours helping others change their lives for the better. Until four years ago, Rebecca had not done much volunteering. But she began helping others as a distraction from studying for actuarial...

2013-12-03 12:26:48

BCBSIL Awards Grant to the GCFD to support Healthy Kids Markets CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is proud to announce its support of the Greater Chicago Food Depository's (GCFD) Healthy Kids Markets program, awarding a $75,000 grant to help support the school-based food pantries for the 2014 fiscal year. "For many of our community's most vulnerable, health and wellness begins by addressing food insecurity; that's why...

2013-12-03 08:33:06

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation's (HCSC) Chief Operating Officer, Colleen Reitan, has been recognized by Business Insurance magazine as one of its 2013 Women to Watch. Reitan is among 25 women recognized in this annual feature that spotlights women who are major influences in the insurance industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130401/AQ85974LOGO) As the executive vice president and chief operating officer for the nation's...

2013-11-29 23:02:21

Horizon corrects information on B&E policies. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 In response to media stories that incorrectly state that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey decided not to renew individual health plans that the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance said could be renewed, the company's Director of Public Affairs, Thomas Rubino, issued the following statement: "Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey would like to be able to renew its...

2013-11-25 16:26:40

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), the state's largest health insurer, today expressed its support and endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's and the City of Chicago Department of Public Health's proposed new youth-based anti-tobacco ordinances. Among the three new initiatives, the City aims to: -- Regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products and restrict their use anywhere smoking is already prohibited under the...

2013-11-22 20:22:48

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon announced today that its eligible members with individual and small group plans will have the option of renewing their existing health care policies through 2014. Eligible plans include EvolveCore and Evolve HSA for individual members, and Innova and HSA Healthplan 2.0 for small group members. Individual plans were originally scheduled to be discontinued on December 31, and small group plans were...