Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Recognized for Excellent Service to Federal Employees

EAGAN, Minn., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota today announced that it has received a 2011 "Best of Blue" Award in recognition of outstanding service to federal employees, retirees, and their families.

The annual award, presented by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, distinguishes those "Blue" plans that deliver outstanding service and efficiency for overall operational and financial performance within the Association's Federal Employee Program, or FEP.

With roughly 4.6 million members, the FEP is the largest privately underwritten health insurance contract in the world. Approximately 61 percent of all federal employees and retirees who receive their health care benefits through the government's Federal Employee Health Benefits Program are members of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's FEP. These members then receive their services through local Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.

"This award reflects the great work our FEP team does every day for local members in this national program," said Patsy Riley, chief government officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. "From processing claims, to answering service calls, to help ensure that all our FEP members are achieving the right health care outcomes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is proud to serve as the health plan for nearly 80,000 FEP enrollees."

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota




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