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Sep 02, 2014, 16:20 ET

Highmark's transition plan to Pennsylvania Insurance Department clarifies network and consumer protections and launches new member resources in advance of UPMC contract termination

 With the goal of reducing customer confusion about its members' access to UPMC facilities and doctors, Highmark Inc.'s final transition plan...

Aug 21, 2014, 12:56 ET

Highmark Foundation awards $311,950 to schools in Western Pa. for innovative, healthy programs

The Highmark Foundation has awarded schools in Western Pennsylvania with $311,950 in "Creating a Healthy School Environment" grants for...

Aug 07, 2014, 10:08 ET

Highmark Inc.'s subsidiaries provide $2.3 million for education in Pennsylvania in 2014

 As participants in Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs, Highmark...

Aug 05, 2014, 10:00 ET

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community helps charitable organizations across Pennsylvania raise record-breaking $1.19 million

 With participation from nearly 16,000 walkers, the 2014 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, held in five locations across Pennsylvania this...

Jul 23, 2014, 09:00 ET

Geisinger and Highmark Reach Agreement on Five-Year Contract

Geisinger Health System and Highmark Inc. announced today an agreement on a five-year contract extension through 2019. Under the new contract,...

Jul 17, 2014, 10:30 ET

Highmark Foundation announces new bullying prevention guides for parents and educators

 The Highmark Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Safe Schools, has developed new bullying prevention resources for parents,...

Jul 14, 2014, 10:00 ET

Highmark Caring Place honors volunteers for their work with grieving children

 The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, recently recognized 735 volunteers, including...

Jun 27, 2014, 11:15 ET

Patients First initiative delivers certainty for health care consumers in Western Pennsylvania

 Western Pennsylvania residents will have access to doctors and hospitals and new levels of protection against health care disruption under the...

Jun 17, 2014, 12:00 ET

Highmark Health announces Karen Hanlon as Chief Financial Officer, Nanette DeTurk assumes executive responsibilities for strategy and transformation

Highmark Health today announced that two of its senior executives will assume new roles as part of the company's growth strategy and mission to...

Jun 06, 2014, 09:00 ET

Registration is open for Highmark Inc.'s Fun, Fit and Fabulous women's health conference

 Registration is now open for Highmark Inc.'s 12th annual Fun, Fit & Fabulous women's health conference set for Saturday, Aug. 30, in...

Jun 02, 2014, 09:00 ET

Highmark Health reports financial strength for 2013

 Highmark Health today announced a strong financial foundation and sound operational and financial performance for 2013, citing more than $7...

May 21, 2014, 10:00 ET

Highmark Health Board of Directors appoints David L. Holmberg President and Chief Executive Officer

 The Board of Directors of Highmark Health today announced the appointment of David L. Holmberg as the company's new President and Chief...

May 20, 2014, 13:30 ET

Highmark Inc. partners with industry leader to bring personalized service and enhanced care to seniors following hospital stays

 After a hospital stay, many seniors require extended care at rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, long-term care hospitals or in...

Feb 26, 2014, 13:56 ET

Highmark announces plan to restore more rational payments for cancer care

 Beginning April 1, 2014, Highmark will restore more rational payments for cancer care in Western Pennsylvania by eliminating markups to the...

Feb 18, 2014, 14:05 ET

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Highmark Inc. sign definitive merger agreement

The boards of directors of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) and Highmark Inc. (Highmark) today announced the signing of a...

Feb 18, 2014, 10:21 ET

Online registration for walkers now open for Highmark's "Walk for A Healthy Community" in five cities across Pennsylvania this spring

For the 12th consecutive year, Highmark is hosting its Walk for a Healthy Community fundraiser to benefit nonprofit organizations. Online...

Jan 28, 2014, 11:53 ET

Highmark-sponsored bus stop warming stations provide a break from Arctic chill

 While the temperatures have plummeted to some of the coldest Western Pennsylvania has seen in decades, it hasn't changed the fact that the...

Jan 15, 2014, 17:51 ET

Highmark makes donation to American Red Cross to aid relief in water crisis

 Highmark Inc. has announced that it is donating $15,000 to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region to assist communities across greater...

Dec 11, 2013, 12:00 ET

Highmark Foundation awards grants to nearly 100 schools across Pennsylvania and West Virginia for creating a healthier environment for students

 In an effort to make schools throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia healthier places for students, the Highmark Foundation recently...