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Jul 23, 2020, 12:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Extends Coverage of Expanded Telehealth Benefits Through 2020

As part of its ongoing effort to help prevent the spread and impact of COVID-19 and improve the long-term sustainability of health care in Minnesota, ...


Jun 23, 2020, 16:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Announces Recent Additions to Board of Trustees

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced three recent appointments to its Board of Trustees. Emily Johnson Piper, former...


May 19, 2020, 12:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Joins State Efforts to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has become the first health insurer to join the state's latest public health initiative to slow...


May 18, 2020, 10:20 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Increases Access to Care for Medicare Advantage Members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) is reducing barriers to care for Medicare Advantage members by waiving member cost-sharing for...


May 07, 2020, 08:00 ET COVID-19 disproportionately impacts Minnesotans' food security and mental health

COVID-19 has disrupted daily life for virtually every Minnesotan. But for marginalized communities, the pandemic's reach has been far greater —...


May 04, 2020, 14:04 ET Blue Plus Expands Commitment to Community Health Workers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus (Blue Plus) today announced an expanded commitment to the community health worker (CHW) model...


Apr 30, 2020, 16:18 ET "Bike to School Day" Becomes "Bike to Anywhere Day"

COVID-19 has impacted many rites of spring: everything from Major League Baseball's season opener to high school graduations. In a typical year,...


Apr 02, 2020, 14:30 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Waives Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Treatment

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), the state's leading health insurer, is increasing medical access and financial protection for...


Mar 17, 2020, 08:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announces $750,000 commitment to Second Harvest Heartland

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have far-reaching impacts on Minnesotans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has...


Mar 16, 2020, 13:56 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Expands COVID-19 Coverage to Include Office Visits and Virtual Care at No Cost

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), the state's leading health insurer, has announced immediate no-cost coverage updates as part of ...


Mar 06, 2020, 20:28 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Expands Coverage for Coronavirus Testing

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), the state's leading health insurer, has announced immediate coverage updates in an effort to...


Mar 02, 2020, 11:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announces three leadership appointments

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has announced the appointment of three new officers, each with more than 20 years of health care ...


Feb 03, 2020, 10:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Initiative Aims to Catalyze Creative Health Improvement Projects

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has awarded $522,000 in funding to 22 culturally and geographically ...


Jan 28, 2020, 11:00 ET Blue Plus Awarded NCQA Multicultural Health Care Distinction for State Medicaid Plans

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus today announced that the Blue Plus HMO has been awarded the Multicultural Health Care...


Jan 21, 2020, 13:50 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Earns Top Marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) is proud to announce that the organization has received a perfect score of 100 on the Human...


Dec 19, 2019, 08:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Awards Nearly $2.5 Million to Build Community Capacity and Advance Health Equity

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has awarded nearly $2 million in funding to 15 organizations from across...


Nov 19, 2019, 11:00 ET Housing First Minnesota Launches Association Health Plan for Housing Industry

Insurance solutions firm North Risk Partners has partnered with Housing First Minnesota to launch an association health plan (AHP) through Blue Cross ...


Nov 13, 2019, 13:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Launches Omada's Type 2 Diabetes Management Program

Deepening a collaboration that began in 2013, Omada Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced the availability...


Oct 14, 2019, 11:52 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Medicare Plans Among Top-Rated in Nation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) and Blue Plus is announcing that its Medicare plans have been awarded an overall Star Rating of...


Oct 01, 2019, 11:20 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to offer Individual Plans statewide in 2020

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) and Blue Plus will once again have true statewide options for Minnesotans looking to purchase...


Aug 22, 2019, 12:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Minnesota Oncology Announce Five-Year Collaboration

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) and Minnesota Oncology, a practice in The US Oncology Network, today announced a five-year...


Aug 22, 2019, 11:00 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Cover Insulin Costs at No Charge Next Year

As part of its broader efforts to reign in health care prices that place a tremendous financial burden on families throughout the state, Blue Cross...


Aug 01, 2019, 14:09 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Initiative Aims to Catalyze Creative Solutions to Health Inequities

Minnesota consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states, yet it's also home to some of the worst health inequities in the nation. Health...


Jul 15, 2019, 08:00 ET New Public Art Display Urges Minnesotans To Start Seeing Inequity

While Minnesota is overall one of the healthiest states in the country, it is also home to some of the worst health disparities. Further compounding...


Jul 11, 2019, 14:53 ET Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announce two promotions to senior leadership team

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced the promotions of two executives to its senior leadership team. Monica Engel, a...