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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...

2014-05-05 12:21:44

First-of-its-Kind Event to Kick Off in Harrisburg on June 5 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today joined Pocono Raceway CEO Brandon Igdalsky and Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse to announce a unique NASCAR Hauler Parade coming to the capital city on Thursday, June 5, 2014. "We are pleased to announce yet another exciting event that will draw visitors to Pennsylvania this year," Mrs. Corbett said. "The governor and I are...

2014-04-30 16:26:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today unanimously voted to renew the Category 2 casino operator's license of Sands Bethworks, LLC, operator of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Northampton County. The seven member Board determined that Sands Bethworks had fulfilled the obligations under its current casino operator's license and therefore qualified to have its license renewed. The new license is good for a three-year...

2014-04-30 12:24:01

Local CITGO Marketer Thanks the Community for Nearly Ten Years of Support XENIA, Ill., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer Knapp Oil Company, Inc. celebrated its roots in Southern Illinois with a grand opening and a series of Customer Appreciation Days at three of its Knapp CITGO locations. Approximately 6,000 customers helped the company open a new station in Harrisburg, Ill. and mark almost 10 years serving the Nashville, Ill. and Metropolis, Ill. communities....

2014-04-30 08:25:56

Long list of emissions that must be addressed includes methane HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association (ALA) released today its annual "State of the Air" report and while the U.S. continues to see improvements in air quality thanks to the Clean Air Act, warming temperatures are the likely reason we are still not breathing easy. Forty-seven percent of U.S. residents live where the air is often too unhealthy to breathe, an increase from...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.