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2014-04-08 12:31:17

"No meaningful progress" to maintain affordable access for Western Pennsylvania residents PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a status update concerning contract discussions with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield today said no meaningful progress is being made. Meanwhile, questions about the status of a Highmark and UPMC contract continue to be asked by area employers, health plan members, elected officials and the...

2014-03-25 16:24:04

Pittsburgh families, educators, public health groups and community leaders invited to attend the special event with post-viewing discussion facilitated by bullying prevention experts PITTSBURGH, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: Free community film screening of "Bully" and post-viewing discussion facilitated by bullying prevention experts. The Highmark Foundation, the Center for Safe Schools and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention are proud to present...

2014-03-20 12:37:52

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Howell Benefit Services, Inc. recently released an expanded version of DentalVisionPlans.com (TM). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140320/MN86880 The producer-centric website is a national online group dental and vision procurement, enrollment and administrative website geared for agents who sell in the small and mid-size employer market space. Agencies and producers receive instant and final rates and are able...

2014-02-26 16:27:47

Payment changes aimed at protecting the affordability of cancer care for Western Pennsylvanians PITTSBURGH, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning April 1, 2014, Highmark will restore more rational payments for cancer care in Western Pennsylvania by eliminating markups to the cost of certain oncology-related services, including infusion chemotherapy drugs. The dramatic increase in the cost of infusion chemotherapy treatment has been occurring in Western Pennsylvania and other parts...

2014-02-18 16:26:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department received an application filing from Highmark, Inc. which seeks department approval for the merger of Highmark and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. "The highest priority in our review of this application is to see that consumers will be protected and the impacted health insurers remain financially strong and the market competitive," Insurance Commissioner Michael...

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...

2014-02-06 16:27:45

Legislation will address the issues of provider consolidation and patient access PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Health Care Choice, an alliance of community leaders, businesses and health organizations in Pennsylvania, believes that proposed legislation recently announced by Senators Randy Vulakovich (R-40) and Jay Costa (D-43) is an important step to ensure continuity of health care for patients in Western Pennsylvania who are concerned about the dispute...

2014-01-28 12:21:06

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the temperatures have plummeted to some of the coldest Western Pennsylvania has seen in decades, it hasn't changed the fact that the people in the community still need to get around. For many, that means riding the bus. But for those braving the cold at some bus stops in Pittsburgh, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is offering an unexpected burst of warm air this winter. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has installed warming stations at...

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...