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Mar 20, 2014, 14:15 ET

Blue Shield of California Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies for Third Straight Year

Blue Shield of California was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a World's Most Ethical Company for the third year in a row. Ethisphere is...

Mar 18, 2014, 17:30 ET

Blue Shield, Hill Physicians and Dignity Health Expand Successful Accountable Care Model to San Joaquin County

Blue Shield of California, Hill Physicians Medical Group and Dignity Health announced today a three-year accountable care initiative to provide...

Mar 12, 2014, 15:13 ET

Blue Shield of California and Inland Empire Physician Groups Launch Accountable Care Initiative

Blue Shield of California and EPIC Health Plan, part of EPIC Management, L.P., announced today a two-year accountable care initiative to provide...

Oct 23, 2013, 12:30 ET

Low-Income Patients Want More Health Information, Greater Engagement with Providers

New survey of Californians identifies approaches for communicating and connecting with patients to improve health As millions of low-income...

Oct 16, 2013, 14:30 ET

Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage Drug Plan Receives Four Star Rating from Federal Regulatory Agency

Blue Shield of California's Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan has received a four-star quality award from the Centers for Medicare and...

Jul 25, 2013, 17:30 ET

Blue Shield of California, Providence Health & Services, Facey Medical Foundation, Facey Medical Group to Collaborate on Accountable Care Initiative to Improve Healthcare Coordination and Reduce Costs

 Blue Shield of California, Providence Health & Services, Southern California and its affiliates Facey Medical Foundation and Facey Medical...

Mar 12, 2013, 11:00 ET

Blue Shield of California Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies for the Second Straight Year

Ethisphere honor recognizes exceptional compliance and ethical leadership across continents and industries Blue Shield of California has...

Oct 30, 2012, 11:00 ET

Blue Shield of California to Give Back $50 Million to Fulfill 2 Percent Net Income Pledge for 2012

In fulfillment of its pledge to limit net income to 2 percent of revenue, Blue Shield of California Chairman and CEO Bruce Bodaken announced today...

Oct 29, 2012, 13:10 ET

Blue Shield of California Medicare Plans Receive Four Stars for Quality

Sacramento County Medicare Advantage Plan Earns Separate Award for Overall Value  Blue Shield of California's 2013 Medicare...

Oct 02, 2012, 09:00 ET

NantHealth and Blue Shield of California Form Proactive Healthcare Collaborative to Coordinate and Personalize Care

 NantHealth, LLC, a NantWorks company, and Blue Shield of California announced today an exclusive agreement to develop and implement an...

Sep 12, 2012, 11:00 ET

Blue Shield of California wins "Best of Blue" award for next generation employee wellness program

Iconic branding drives high employee engagement in personal well-being Blue Shield of California's employee wellness program, Wellvolution,...

Aug 22, 2012, 12:20 ET

Blue Shield of California, Dominican Hospital and Physicians Medical Group to collaborate on coordinated care model to improve quality and reduce healthcare costs

Blue Shield of California, Dominican Hospital and Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz County (PMG) today announced a three-year accountable care...

May 30, 2012, 13:00 ET

Blue Shield of California and John Muir Health to collaborate on coordinated care model to improve quality and reduce healthcare costs

Blue Shield of California and John Muir Health today announced an accountable care initiative designed to provide integrated, cost-efficient health...

May 23, 2012, 14:00 ET

Bruce Bodaken to Retire in December as Chairman, President and CEO of Blue Shield of California

Paul Markovich becomes President Bruce Bodaken announced today he will retire as Chairman, President and CEO of Blue Shield of...

May 22, 2012, 09:05 ET

Blue Shield of California, In Partnership With ChildObesity180, Awards Breakthrough School Programs And Technologies To Promote Physical Activity In National Innovation Competition

Blue Shield of California helps the Active Schools Acceleration Project award $500,000 to nine school programs and two Grand Prize technology...

Mar 20, 2012, 09:00 ET

Blue Shield of California and Hospital Council of Northern and Central California Announce Initiative to Collaboratively Reduce Claims Operating Costs

Workgroup to develop best practices to improve claim payment accuracy Blue Shield of California and the Hospital Council of Northern and...

Mar 06, 2012, 13:00 ET

Blue Shield of California Terminates Agreement with Agendia

Blue Shield of California announced today the termination of its Allied and Ancillary Provider Agreement with Agendia Inc. Blue Shield exercised...

Feb 29, 2012, 13:00 ET

Blue Shield of California Sues Monarch HealthCare for Denying Care to Patients

Blue Shield members turned away by Monarch physicians, told to switch health plans Blue Shield of California today announced that it is...

Feb 27, 2012, 11:00 ET

Blue Shield of California, Greater Newport Physicians Medical Group and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian to Collaborate on Coordinated Care Model to Improve Quality and Reduce Healthcare Costs

 Blue Shield of California, Greater Newport Physicians, IPA and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced a three-year accountable...

Dec 13, 2011, 03:01 ET

Blue Shield of California calls on UCLA Medical Center to Stop 'Relentless Rate Increases'

Paul Markovich, COO of Blue Shield of California, has issued the enclosed letter to customers and members in Southern California that announces an...