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Mar 08, 2017, 14:44 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Contract is Terminated by Children's Hospitals and Clinics

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has announced it will terminate its contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue...


Feb 15, 2017, 09:00 ET Minnesotans Show Striking Generational Gap in Health Insurance IQ

While nearly 80 percent of Minnesotans think that managing their health insurance is an important activity, far fewer are confident that they have...


Feb 06, 2017, 14:14 ET Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Names Tom Vanderheyden As President Of Diversified Business

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced that Tom Vanderheyden has joined the organization's senior leadership team as...


Jan 25, 2017, 18:35 ET Smoking Claims More Than 6,000 Lives, Costs Minnesota Over $3 Billion Annually

A new report commissioned by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) shows that each year, smoking is responsible for 6,312 deaths and...


Dec 14, 2016, 16:52 ET Fairview and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota reach contract agreement for clinics and hospitals

Fairview and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) have reached an agreement on a contract that allows Fairview clinics and...


Dec 07, 2016, 07:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announces two medical directors

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced two new medical directors. Aaron Friedkin, M.D. has joined Blue Cross as...


Dec 06, 2016, 13:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Earns Perfect Score for 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Blue Cross) today announced achieving a perfect score (100) on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) annual Corporate...


Oct 25, 2016, 08:00 ET Minnesota Early Care and Education Providers Working to Create Healthy Environments for Children; Continue to Face Barriers

Early childhood is a critical time for the development of healthy habits. Eighty-two percent of Minnesota children between the ages of three and...


Sep 13, 2016, 08:00 ET Minnesota Parents Want Healthier Options in Schools; Few Are Asking for Them

Minnesota parents and guardians are nearly unanimous (93 percent) in their belief that there is a connection between students' health and their...


Aug 25, 2016, 11:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announces two executive leadership appointments

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced two executive leadership roles. Dana Erickson, who joined the company senior...


Jul 13, 2016, 14:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Commits to Multi-Year Community Health Initiative in Willmar

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is committing to a multi-year, multi-pronged community health initiative in Willmar, Minn. The initiative,...


Jul 11, 2016, 09:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Initiative Strives to Make Communities More Accessible to Physical Activity

While Minnesota is frequently cited as one of the healthiest states in the country, many communities in our state lack the amenities and...


Jun 22, 2016, 12:00 ET Livio Health Group Announces Close of Early Stage Investment Funding

Livio Health Group, a startup company that provides mobile, on-site urgent and primary care to facilities and residences, announced today that it...


Jun 01, 2016, 11:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announces two executive leadership appointments

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced two additions to the company's leadership team. Kirstie Foster has joined Blue...


May 04, 2016, 14:19 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Appoints Elizabeth Moran to Leadership Position in Government Markets Business Areas

 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced that Elizabeth (Betsy) Moran has been named vice president and CEO of the...


Apr 25, 2016, 12:17 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Releases 2015 Community Report

 As a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) supported numerous programs and...


Feb 04, 2016, 08:30 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Commits $4 Million to Advance Health Equity

 Minnesota consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states in the nation, but health outcomes vary greatly depending on who you are and...


Jan 21, 2016, 16:10 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota recognized for industry-leading commitment to veterans

 As the number of Minnesota soldiers returning home after serving overseas continues to increase, so do the challenges that come with...


Nov 23, 2015, 12:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Expands with Opening of Minneapolis Location

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced a workforce expansion into Hennepin County with the upcoming opening of its...


Oct 21, 2015, 11:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Achieves High Performance Scores from Federal Government for Medicare Offerings

 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus (Blue Cross) announced an increase in the company's overall score for the Centers for...


Oct 20, 2015, 11:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Receives Leadership in Health Care Innovation Award

In recognition of leadership for using provider performance data to improve health outcomes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross)...


Apr 01, 2014, 12:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Reports 2013 Results

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and its family of companies (Blue Cross) today announced audited financial results for 2013. Blue Cross...


Mar 04, 2014, 14:00 ET Blue Plus, the HMO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, acquires Duluth-based claims processing systems

Blue Plus, the health maintenance organization (HMO) affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, announced today that it has acquired the...


Jan 28, 2014, 10:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic Health System Announce New Payment Contract

Agreement complements new models of care  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the state's leading nonprofit health plan, and Mayo...


Jan 14, 2014, 16:12 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Awards Funding to Transform Health in Local Communities

Blue Cross commits nearly $450,000 through its Center for Prevention to help 18 organizations engage people in improving the health of their...