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2014-09-02 16:25:56

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the goal of reducing customer confusion about its members' access to UPMC facilities and doctors, Highmark Inc.'s final transition plan today was posted on the Pennsylvania Insurance Department website and will be implemented immediately by Highmark. The plan clearly spells out Highmark's provider network and member protections in place when UPMC terminates many of its contracts with Highmark on December 31, 2014. The plan also provides insight...

2014-08-21 12:30:20

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation has awarded schools in Western Pennsylvania with $311,950 in "Creating a Healthy School Environment" grants for innovative, healthy programs that begin in September when local students head back to schools. View the full list of school grantees on the Highmark Foundation website, www.highmarkfoundation.org. Ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each, 55 grants were awarded to Western Pennsylvania schools serving students in...

2014-08-05 12:31:24

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With participation from nearly 16,000 walkers, the 2014 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, held in five locations across Pennsylvania this spring, helped 184 local non-profit organizations raise a record-breaking $1.19 million. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the walks in Bethlehem, Erie, Harrisburg, Johnstown and Pittsburgh have generated more than $1 million and brings the 12-year fundraising total for the walks to $7.8 million,...

2014-07-31 12:29:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) recently published a study from United Concordia Dental that shows reduced hospitalizations and health care costs are possible when individuals with certain chronic conditions, or who are pregnant receive and maintain treatment for gum disease. "The results are in: oral wellness can help employers and their employees save money," said James Bramson, D.D.S., chief dental officer. "We're...

2014-07-30 23:04:18

Nourish Nutrition and Health provides nutrition education to individuals seeking a healthy lifestyle. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Effective today, the wellness company, Nourish Nutrition and Health, is now accepting Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance. Owned by Samantha Mendelowitz, registered dietician and licensed dietetic nutritionist, Nourish Nutrition and Health opened for business earlier this year just north of downtown Pittsburgh, in Wexford. The basis of the...

2014-07-24 08:35:21

Financial Stability Recognized with HM's Sixth Consecutive Year on List PITTSBURGH, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HM Life Insurance Company, a member company of HM Insurance Group, has been named to Ward's 50(®) Top Performing Insurance Companies for 2014. This is the sixth consecutive year that HM has been ranked in this elite group selected from nearly 800 life-health companies nationally. "We are pleased to be recognized again for our financial stability," Matt Rhenish,...

2014-07-23 08:32:17

DANVILLE, Pa. and CAMP HILL, Pa., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geisinger Health System and Highmark Inc. announced today an agreement on a five-year contract extension through 2019. Under the new contract, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and Geisinger Clinic physicians will remain network providers for Highmark's indemnity and managed care members, and will continue to participate in networks currently under contract. "We pride ourselves on the relationships and partnerships...

2014-07-17 12:29:52

PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Safe Schools, has developed new bullying prevention resources for parents, teachers, school administrators and volunteers who work with youth and families. In 2013, the Highmark Foundation and the Center for Safe Schools introduced the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit, which covers 16 topics including the role of bystanders, why kids bully, strategies for kids,...

2014-07-14 12:26:58

PITTSBURGH, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, recently recognized 735 volunteers, including 88 individuals who reached 5-, 10- and 15-year service milestones in their volunteer work with members of the community at the organization's four Pennsylvania locations - Erie, Lemoyne, Pittsburgh and Warrendale. "We are so grateful for the many individuals who donate their time to support children and adults after...

2014-07-03 08:23:28

- Decisions to Cover Afirma for Use in Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis Bring Total Number of "Blues" Covered Lives to More than 10 Million - SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced that two Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)-affiliated organizations, Highmark Inc. and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, have issued positive coverage policies for the company's...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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