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Aug 01, 2017, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Finds Diabetes Growing Fastest Among Members Ages 18 through 34

A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shows that diabetes impact continues to grow and is increasing most rapidly among...


Jun 29, 2017, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows More Than One in Five Members Fill an Opioid Prescription Annually

Twenty-one percent of Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) commercially insured members filled at least one opioid prescription in 2015, according to...


Jun 21, 2017, 07:00 ET Local Investments by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies and Foundations Advance Community Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies and their foundations around the country increased their support for community programs that...


May 10, 2017, 08:05 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Lyft Join Forces to Increase Access to Health Care in Communities with Transportation Deserts

In an effort to address the community effects of social determinants of health, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced a...


May 09, 2017, 10:11 ET Blue365® Welcomes Two New Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies for 2017 After Saving Members an Estimated $56 Million in 2016

The Blue365 program, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's (BCBSA) exclusive health and wellness discount program, will be offered to more...


May 03, 2017, 08:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Rising Costs for Patent-Protected Drugs Drive Growth of Pharmaceutical Spending in the U.S.

Rising costs for patent-protected drugs are driving double-digit annual growth in pharmaceutical spending in the U.S., according to a new study by...


Mar 29, 2017, 09:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Report Finds Link between a Population's Health and a Growing Economy, Higher Incomes and Lower Unemployment

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today released the second edition of a Moody's Analytics report that finds a direct link between a...


Nov 03, 2016, 09:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Launches Alliance for Health Research

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced a partnership with a group of the nation's leading health care academics that...


Sep 27, 2016, 07:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Concussion Diagnoses Spiked in the U.S. from 2010 through 2015

Concussion diagnoses among teenagers have skyrocketed as expansive news media coverage* of football-related concussions and state legislation aimed...


Aug 25, 2016, 09:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Report Shows Where Mothers Reside Has Big Impact on C-Section Rates

 The rate of babies delivered by cesarean section varies widely by geographic location, indicating that where a mother lives has a significant...


Jul 28, 2016, 09:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Introduces Portfolio of International Health Insurance Products to Serve Multinational Employers and Individuals Traveling Globally

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced a suite of newly branded, international private medical insurance products that will...


Jun 27, 2016, 10:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Invest Locally To Create A Healthier Nation

 As part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) System's ongoing commitment to improving the health of all Americans, employees of BCBS...


Jun 08, 2016, 12:14 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan continues to keep rates low for small business

In contrast to national trends, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan today announced a comparatively small statewide average rate increase of 2.9...


Feb 24, 2016, 05:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows How Consumers Save With Shift To Outpatient Care

 A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) demonstrates how much consumers and payers save when medical procedures shift...


Oct 27, 2015, 08:01 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Announces Largest National Network of Patient-Focused Care Programs

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today announced the creation of Blue Distinction Total Care (Total Care), the industry's largest...


Oct 26, 2015, 10:44 ET $1.2 million provided to safety net health clinics by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

 Fifty-two safety net health care organizations across Michigan received grants totaling more than $1.2 million combined from Blue Cross Blue...


Mar 17, 2015, 13:00 ET Cancer screening rates improve, disparities shrink for patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan patient-centered medical home doctors

 A new study published last month in JAMA Internal Medicine shows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Patient-Centered Medical...


Feb 03, 2015, 10:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan extends Health Plan Advisor hours for final enrollment weekend push

 With less than two weeks left to enroll in health coverage and avoid a $325 or 2% of household income penalty in 2015, Blue Cross Blue...


Jan 26, 2015, 12:37 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Detroit Pistons invite youth dance teams to show their moves

 Through a unique Instagram contest, youth dance teams across Michigan are invited to showcase their best moves for a chance to perform with...


Jan 21, 2015, 12:30 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Reveals Extreme Cost Variations for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

The cost of knee and hip replacement surgeries—among the fastest growing medical treatments in the U.S.—varies widely in markets across...


Jan 15, 2015, 10:36 ET Michigan elementary schools invited to apply for program to improve health and prevent childhood obesity

 For the sixth year in a row, Michigan elementary schools are invited to apply for the Building Healthy Communities program, a private-public...


Jan 12, 2015, 10:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announces expanded portfolio of insurance products available through Dearborn National® and LifeSecure Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, LifeSecure Insurance Company and Dearborn National Life Insurance Company have signed an agreement to market...


Dec 17, 2014, 11:06 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan advances movement toward value-based care with six more Michigan hospital systems

 Michigan's health care delivery system continues to transform its payment structure away from volume, toward a greater focus on quality and...


Nov 19, 2014, 14:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announces expanded portfolio of supplemental insurance products through arrangements with Assurity Life Insurance and LifeSecure Insurance

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has signed agreements with Assurity Life Insurance Company and LifeSecure Insurance so that a full...


Nov 10, 2014, 13:00 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan names six #MIKidsCan Contest finalists

 Six Michigan students and one elementary school have been selected as finalists for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's #MIKidsCan Contest....