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2011-08-11 11:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri announced today that Steve Martenet has been named president, effective Sept. 1. Martenet is an Anthem veteran, and brings deep experience to his new role. He currently serves as president and general manager of Specialty business for Anthem's parent company. Martenet has been with the company for almost 17 years and previously served as president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin....

2011-05-24 17:26:00

ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help residents of Joplin/Jasper County recover and rebuild after the recent tornado, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri and its parent company foundation have granted $50,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. The funds will be used by the Red Cross to provide supplies, medical assistance and comfort to Missourians impacted by the May 22 tornado. Additionally, residents in the affected area may obtain free counseling and...

2011-03-09 11:14:00

ST. LOUIS, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move designed to help control health care costs while still maintaining a high quality of care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri has collaborated with SSM Health Care-St. Louis to develop an alternative to fee-for-service reimbursement for total knee replacements through a bundled-payment initiative. "Anthem is pleased to work with SSM Health Care-St. Louis on this important and innovative initiative. This marks a vital step in...

2011-02-08 10:27:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of its ongoing work to address childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri today announced a three-year, $269,392 grant from its corporate foundation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) which will support the organization's proven health and wellness program, Triple Play, at local Clubs throughout the state. Created by BGCA in 2005 with founding sponsor Coca-Cola, Triple Play: A...

2011-01-25 09:44:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five Missouri elementary schools are receiving prizes from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield "Get Active, Get Fit" School Challenge hosted by Radio Disney AM 1260 in St. Louis. "We are happy to report that our challenge helped educate more than 26,000 students throughout Missouri about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle," said Dennis Matheis, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri. "We appreciate the...

2011-01-18 14:06:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The seasonal flu can be very serious for everybody. So serious, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine. This is particularly true for seniors (adults 65 and older). As people age, it becomes more difficult for them to fight illness. As a result, older adults are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications, including pneumonia, hospitalization and even death....

2010-12-22 11:11:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To address ongoing health disparities and hardships encountered by millions of American families, the men and women of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and its corporate foundation, proudly continued the company's tradition of caring for the people it serves and the health of our communities by contributing more than $1.13 million to philanthropic and civic organizations throughout Missouri in 2010. Anthem's community efforts for 2010 were...

2010-12-06 11:43:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) is introducing its "Zero, Zero, Zero" Medicare Advantage Local Preferred Provider Organization (LPPO) product to a dozen Missouri counties for plans effective Jan. 1, 2011. This popular plan offers zero dollar premiums, zero copayments at in-network primary care doctors, zero dollar preventive services and zero dollar copayments for preferred generic prescriptions. The "Zero, Zero, Zero" plan - sold under...


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