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2012-08-23 06:25:28

177,000 members across region will have access to full range of services MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has entered into a new partnership with HealthFitness, a leading provider of health management solutions, to offer more comprehensive health management and risk prevention services to nearly 200,000 Blue KC members. Blue KC's health and wellness program, called A Healthier You, has been available to large...

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...

2012-07-18 06:27:54

PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama lauds the commitment, which gives cities and towns the chance to win scholarships to provide kids more space for outdoor activities and exercise PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 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 crisis, today announced that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has...

2012-06-28 06:27:56

DETROIT, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has clarified the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will continue to lead Michigan's health insurers in implementing changes necessary to have a well-functioning health insurance market in place for Michigan consumers by October 1, 2013. That is when the health exchange is scheduled to be open for people to enroll in coverage. "In many ways, Blue Cross...

2012-06-26 10:24:12

Premium-discount program offers individuals a chance to earn cash credits through healthy living EAGAN, Minn., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has become the first plan in Minnesota to offer individual products with a built-in financial incentive for achieving good health. The "Healthy Incentives" program, available through Blue Cross individual plans, offers a $100 annual credit for meeting four basic health goals:...

2012-06-25 23:15:55

The June issue of The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans features insights from the Executive Director of Marketing and Sales Support Programs at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and the Chief Product Development Officer at GeoBlue, and experts' views on the proposed class-action antitrust lawsuit filed earlier this year against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. is pleased to...

2012-06-14 06:22:44

EAGAN, Minn., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced two new appointments to its IT leadership team, naming David Kaercher as vice president of infrastructure and Colleen Sargent as vice president of application development. "Dave and Colleen both have proven track records working collaboratively across many business functions," said Jim Egan, chief information officer at Blue Cross. "Their experience and expertise will...

2012-06-13 02:26:55

CHICAGO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers enrolled in Consumer Driven Health Plans (CDHPs) are more likely to make sustainable, positive behavior change leading to significant health plan spend reductions year over year, according to data studied by Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), operator of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Members who migrated to CDHP plans - those that have a higher deductible, prompting consumers to be more...

2012-06-07 06:28:20

EAGAN, Minn., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced the appointments of Dr. Paul Karazija as executive medical director for commercial and government programs, and Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Lee as executive medical director for provider relations and quality. In these roles, Drs. Karazija and Lee will provide direction and oversight of medical policies, credentialing, provider relations, and quality improvement programs to...