RICHARDSON, Texas, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Texas (BCBSTX) today announced a new mission reflecting cultural changes
spanning all aspects of the company's business and corporate citizenship.
The new mission statement, "to promote the health and wellness of our
members and our communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality
health care," reflects the company's focus on health and wellness both
internally and externally.
"Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas was the first health insurance
company in Texas. By actively embracing and promoting health and wellness,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is once again playing a leadership role
in transforming health care in our state," says Darren Rodgers, president,
To this end, BCBSTX has undertaken the following steps:
Tools and resources promote members' health and wellness
BCBSTX today announced new wellness tools and resources that enhance
the role of health insurance. Now, employers can integrate educational
tools; lifestyle management programs; worksite wellness initiatives; and
communications to help members manage their health.
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Worksite wellness leader recognizes insurer's own wellness programs
The Wellness Councils of America awarded HCSC, which operates BCBSTX, a
2007 Gold-level "Well Workplace Award." The award recognizes the company
for the implementation of successful wellness programs at BCBSTX and its
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Illinois.
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BCBSTX is committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members
and its communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas -- the only statewide,
customer-owned health insurer in Texas -- is the largest provider of health
benefits in the state, working with nearly 40,000 physicians and 400
hospitals to serve 3.8 million members in all 254 counties. Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Texas is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation
(HCSC), the country's largest non-investor-owned health insurer and fourth
largest health insurer overall. HCSC is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and
an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas