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2014-02-18 16:26:14

Highmark files for approval with Pennsylvania Insurance Department WILKES-BARRE, Pa. and PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) and Highmark Inc. (Highmark) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge, marking a key milestone in bringing together the two not-for-profit health insurance leaders to better serve the communities of northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. "This definitive...

2014-02-18 12:26:35

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 12th consecutive year, Highmark is hosting its Walk for a Healthy Community fundraiser to benefit nonprofit organizations. Online registration is now open for walkers. The annual spring walks will occur in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Johnstown and Erie for the benefit of 184 nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania. Highmark's Walk for a Healthy Community provides a yearly opportunity for community members to support participating...

2014-01-15 20:21:42

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. has announced that it is donating $15,000 to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region to assist communities across greater Charleston currently under a water ban. Approximately 300,000 individuals in a nine-county area in West Virginia, many of whom are Highmark members and employees, are affected by the water ban. "At Highmark, we pride ourselves in not only being a caring employer, but most importantly, a caring...

2013-11-26 12:27:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Fiaschetti of Harrisburg, president of commercial markets for Highmark Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority. He was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25(th)) upon the recommendation of Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-43(rd)). The Authority, established through legislation approved in July 2012, is charged with creating the...

2013-11-06 12:28:12

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. today released results from the company's Quality Blue Hospital Pay for Performance program that demonstrates clinical outcome improvements by hospitals in Western and Central Pennsylvania and West Virginia in many different areas. "We have an extraordinary level of commitment from the hospitals in Highmark's network," said Paul Kaplan, M.D., senior vice president of Provider Integration and Strategy for Highmark. "The year over...

2013-04-29 12:29:16

Highmark, Highmark Health Services and Allegheny Health Network announce completion of the affiliation with West Penn Allegheny Health System PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark today announced the creation of Allegheny Health Network as the region's newest integrated delivery care system focused on preserving health care choice and providing affordable, high-quality care. Having secured final review and approval from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department on...

2013-04-23 16:25:09

PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Highmark Inc. recognized 12 employees with a Jefferson Award for Public Service in an effort to spotlight their unwavering commitment to the community through volunteerism. Highmark serves as a Jefferson Award Champion, and is one of only 25 companies across the country with the privilege to recognize its employees with the prestigious award. "At Highmark, we encourage employee engagement in the community," said Dan Onorato,...

2013-04-08 12:27:47

ERIE, Pa., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and Highmark Inc. today announced a scholarship program aimed at increasing the supply and retention of physicians in rural areas of Pennsylvania. The five-year, $500,000 initiative will be funded by Highmark and support LECOM students in their four years of medical school. "The shortage of physicians in rural areas of the state has serious implications for the access to quality care and health...

2013-04-05 16:23:33

PITTSBURGH, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. today commenced its Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation for any and all Allegheny County Development Authority Health System Revenue Bonds (West Penn Allegheny Health System) Series 2007A at a price of 87.5 percent of the original principal amount, plus accrued but unpaid interest from the last interest payment date. The tender offer will expire on April 26, 2013, unless extended in accordance with its terms. As...

2013-03-28 08:29:19

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. announced today that it is offering Blue Distinction(® )Benefits, an employer group product that encourages use of Blue Distinction Centers, which are facilities that demonstrate better outcomes as well as fewer complications and readmissions. The product will become available April 1. Blue Distinction is a nationwide quality designation awarded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to hospitals that deliver high-quality...