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Jul 09, 2014, 11:01 ET

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Direct More Than $65 Billion in Medical Spending to Value-Based Care Programs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies across the nation are spending more than $65 billion a year—about one in five medical claim...

Jan 09, 2014, 07:00 ET

Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies, Bupa Join To Create Largest Global Healthcare Network, Covering 190 Countries

GeoBlue, an international health insurance product offered in the U.S. via the BCBS network, to be expanded.  The Blue Cross Blue Shield...

Sep 26, 2013, 12:51 ET

Blue Cross And Blue Shield Association lanza una herramienta web en español para instruir a los consumidores latinos acerca del seguro médico

 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association anuncia hoy el lanzamiento de AskBlueSeguro.com, una herramienta web en español diseñada para...

Apr 23, 2013, 10:08 ET

BCBSA Announces Winners Of National "Like It To Bike It" Sweepstakes

Today, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced the winners of its "Like It to Bike It" sweepstakes. The online contest ran...

Apr 15, 2013, 16:45 ET

BCBSA Announces the "Make Americans Healthier Challenge"

Video contest is looking for the best ideas to improve the health of our communities  Today, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association...

Oct 23, 2012, 11:32 ET

Blue Cross And Blue Shield Association Launches The Next Generation Of National Doctor & Hospital Finder

New website enables members to find doctors, quality measurements and cost estimates for common healthcare services The Blue Cross and Blue...

Jul 18, 2012, 11:08 ET

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Teams with Partnership for a Healthier America to Create New Play Streets across America

PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama lauds the commitment, which gives cities and towns the chance to win scholarships to provide kids more...

Jun 28, 2012, 10:47 ET

Blue Cross And Blue Shield Association Statement

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) President and CEO Scott P. Serota issued the following statement regarding today's Supreme Court...

Jun 04, 2012, 11:29 ET

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies' Patient-Centered Medical Home Programs Are Improving The Practice and Delivery of Primary Care in Communities Nationwide

 At a Capitol Hill briefing today, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) highlighted the innovative collaborations among Blue...

May 18, 2012, 09:31 ET

Global Network And Mobile App Help Blue Cross And Blue Shield Members Find Doctors And Hospitals All Around The World

 Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies are committed to ensuring members have the tools and information they need to make more informed...

Apr 25, 2012, 10:58 ET

Blue Cross And Blue Shield Companies Host Sixth Annual National Walk@Lunch Day®

Tens of thousands of people nationwide are putting on their walking shoes to walk at lunch  Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies...

Apr 17, 2012, 19:40 ET

Statement From The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on 2012 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Membership

"The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's decision not to renew our membership with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was made...

Mar 13, 2012, 10:52 ET

Healthcare Groups Issue New Guides to Using Personal Health Records

Brochures will help consumers and clinicians better utilize PHRs to manage their healthcare  Key healthcare organizations are teaming up...

Mar 08, 2012, 17:13 ET

In Recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, BCBSA Highlights 10 Ways Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies are Working To Keep Patients Safe

Provider incentives, surgical checklists, centers of excellence among key efforts  More than a decade since the Institute of...

Dec 05, 2011, 11:00 ET

As Flu Season Approaches, Blue Cross And Blue Shield Association Supports Efforts To Promote Flu Vaccinations

In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 4-10, 2011), the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and several Blue Cross...

Oct 27, 2011, 13:37 ET

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Supports the Drug Enforcement Administration's Nationwide Prescription "Drug Take-Back Day"

Nationwide effort aims to clear homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescriptions drugs In a nationwide effort to...

Jul 22, 2011, 14:40 ET

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Mobile App Helps Consumers Find Doctors and Hospitals While on the Go

Online tools enable members to make better informed healthcare decisions Consumers nationwide can now locate a Blue doctor, hospital or urgent...

Apr 28, 2011, 11:35 ET

Unused and Expired Prescription Drugs Pose Safety Threat

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association supports the Drug Enforcement Administration's nationwide prescription "Drug Take-Back Day" In a...

Apr 27, 2011, 17:01 ET
Thousands came out for BCBS Association's NW@LD in Wash., DC, on 4/27.  (PRNewsFoto/Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Matthew Rakola)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Host Fifth Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day®

Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies across the country hosted the fifth annual National Walk @ Lunch Day® for their employees, local...

Apr 19, 2011, 10:00 ET

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and Jefferson Awards Partner to Activate Youth in Community-based Service Projects

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and participating Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies launch the Youth Service Challenge for Health and...

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