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2014-04-28 08:31:29

The company has been receiving positive feedback while notifying customers with June renewals HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross has been offering small employer group customers with a renewal date of June 1 through Dec. 31, 2014 the option of retaining their current health insurance plan for one more year. "Small businesses are critical to the economic stability and growth of our communities," said Tracy Onorofsky, Capital BlueCross senior vice...

2014-04-24 12:29:34

Internationally recognized health care futurist Joe Flower provides a look into the future post reform HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross will host internationally renowned health care futurist Joe Flower at its 2014 health care forums in April, which will trace how the health care industry has evolved and where it is headed for businesses and consumers post-health care reform. Titled Picture This: The Development of the Health Care Industry, the...

2014-04-23 12:30:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross and Holy Spirit Health System are reporting successful results from an accountable care arrangement (ACA) they launched last year, namely high patient engagement which ties directly to improved health outcomes. An accountable care arrangement, like that between Capital BlueCross and Holy Spirit, is designed to enhance care coordination, improve patient health outcomes and experience, and reduce health care expenses. "As the...

2014-04-22 16:26:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will open the special exhibit "A Fondness for Birds: Pennsylvania's Alexander Wilson," to the public on Friday, May 16, 2014. Hailed as the first artist-writer to scientifically capture and document American birds from life in naturalistic poses, Wilson's published work preceded John James Audubon's famous illustrations by a decade. The exhibit, which will run through March 15, 2015, will...

2014-04-16 16:22:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cindy Dunn, president and chief executive officer of PennFuture, issued the following statement in response to the release today of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR) Marcellus monitoring report: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130211/DC57616LOGO "We are pleased to finally see the Marcellus monitoring report and applaud the effort of agency staffers tasked with its release. At a glance, the...

2014-04-11 16:21:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission today held its first meeting in a series of regional public meetings, seeking public input on the current long-term care system and recommendations on ways in which it can be improved. Governor Tom Corbett established The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission by executive order on Jan. 31, 2014. The commission is part of the governor's Healthy Pennsylvania plan to ensure access to...

2014-04-03 16:20:49

Teachers and Students Invited to Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on Tuesday, May 13. The banding will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building auditorium in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. "This banding is a unique...

2014-04-02 16:31:34

April is National Autism Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has declared April 2 as Autism Awareness Day in Pennsylvania in recognition of the challenges faced by individuals diagnosed with autism and their families. "The number of individuals with autism who receive services in the commonwealth has nearly tripled in the last few years, to more than 56,000 Pennsylvanians," Governor Corbett said. National statistics on...

2014-04-02 12:31:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross Chief Marketing Officer Donna K. Lencki will discuss the power of the consumer in shaping today's health care industry during a panel on April 7 at the 11th annual World Health Care Congress Health Plan and Payer Summit in National Harbor, MD. "The way consumers buy products and services is different than it was even a few years ago," said Lencki. "Consumerism is the name of the game, and the health insurance...

2014-04-01 12:25:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded residents that April is Earth Month. The theme for Earth Month is "Pick it up PA," encouraging residents to take time to pick up litter around their homes and in public areas. "I believe we can make Pennsylvania a better place to live, work and play by taking the time to clean up litter around our homes, businesses and parks." DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said....


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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