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Nov 16, 2011, 12:37 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation Announces $150,000 Grant Expanding Group Prenatal Care Program in New York

Some 30,000 of New York's babies are born too soon each year. Now, two organizations are working to give more babies a healthy start in life by...


Oct 27, 2011, 07:00 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Announces Ground-Breaking Contract Agreement with NYU Langone Medical Center Based on Payment for Value

Empire BlueCross BlueShield, New York's largest health insurer, today announced a new three-year agreement with NYU Langone Medical Center, a...


May 26, 2011, 09:05 ET Long Island-Based Beacon IPA Inks Deal with Empire BlueCross BlueShield

Beacon IPA, a young and rapidly-growing physician network consisting of almost 200 healthcare practitioners, has proudly announced a three-year...


May 04, 2011, 07:00 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Encourages Women to Get Important Health Screenings as Part of National Women's Health Week

Been meaning to schedule your annual wellness exam but just haven't gotten around to it? For too many women, the answer is yes. Empire BlueCross...


Apr 06, 2011, 12:03 ET Empire Adopts Recommendations from AGA and ACG for Helicobacter Pylori Testing

Empire BlueCross BlueShield today announced an initiative to inform and educate physicians and consumers about important findings from the American...


Feb 10, 2011, 09:30 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Announces $373,000 Grant to Help Boys & Girls Clubs in New York

As a part of its ongoing work to address childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles in New York, Empire BlueCross BlueShield today announced a...


Feb 10, 2011, 04:06 ET Healthy Living Program for Bronx Families Shows Positive Results

Findings released today by The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. indicate that community-based approaches to reducing the rate of...


Jan 20, 2011, 05:09 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Urges Seniors to Get Flu, Pneumonia Vaccines

The seasonal flu can be very serious for everybody. So serious, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended...


Jan 07, 2011, 11:25 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Affiliate, Anthem Life and Disability Insurance Company, Encourages Disabled and Wounded Service Men and Women to Lead Active Lives

Empire BlueCross BlueShield, through its affiliate, Anthem Life & Disability Insurance Company, supports the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project...


Dec 22, 2010, 04:26 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Its Foundation Commit $1,570,264 in 2010

To address ongoing health disparities and hardships encountered by millions of American families, the men and women of Empire BlueCross BlueShield...


Dec 08, 2010, 11:38 ET Empire to Expand Medicare PPO Offerings to 10 New York Counties

Empire BlueCross BlueShield is expanding its Medicare Advantage PPO offerings to 10 counties in New York in an effort to better serve seniors,...


Dec 01, 2010, 01:21 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Montefiore Medical Center Agree to New Three-Year Contract

Montefiore and Empire BlueCross BlueShield have agreed to a new three-year contract, effective January 1, 2011. Within the new agreement, Montefiore...


Nov 18, 2010, 10:52 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield, North Shore-LIJ Agree to New Three-Year Contract

The North Shore-LIJ Health System and Empire BlueCross BlueShield have agreed to a new three-year contract, effective January 1, 2011. The previous...


Nov 16, 2010, 11:12 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Offers Veterans New Options for Health Care Coverage

The nation pauses to honor its veterans on Nov. 11 for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. ...


Nov 04, 2010, 03:11 ET Veterans Have Options for Health Care Coverage

The nation pauses to honor its veterans on Nov. 11 for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. ...


Nov 03, 2010, 11:21 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Launches Virtual Open Enrollment Center

For large national organizations, providing employees with complete, comprehensive and consistent information during open enrollment can be...


Oct 20, 2010, 11:40 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Launches Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot with NY Department of Health and Primary Care Physician Practices

For many people with chronic health conditions, it can be tough to navigate through the complex healthcare system. Mary, a 65 year old woman with...


Oct 14, 2010, 02:00 ET A Little-Known Employee Benefit Can Go The Extra Mile

What would you go out and buy – vision insurance – or a snack? If you're like most, a snack's the answer. In fact, if companies didn't offer...


Oct 11, 2010, 11:15 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Helps Businesses Navigate Health Care Changes with Online Tools

In an effort to help minimize confusion regarding implementation of health care reform provisions among business owners, Empire BlueCross BlueShield...


Oct 07, 2010, 11:54 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Offers Robust Enhancements to Resource Advisor with Beneficiary Companion and Identity Theft Recovery Services

Empire BlueCross BlueShield, through its affiliate, Anthem Life and Disability Insurance Company, is pleased to reveal two new enhancements to its...


Oct 06, 2010, 02:43 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield's 'Online Store' Caters to Baby Boomers Looking for Medicare Plans

Baby Boomers have redefined everything. Now it's time for them to redefine how people shop for Medicare plan offerings by going online. Empire...


Aug 05, 2010, 10:01 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Introduces 'Productivity Solutions'

Empire BlueCross BlueShield, through its affiliate, Anthem Life & Disability Insurance Company, is pleased to introduce Productivity Solutions– an...


Aug 03, 2010, 10:54 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Provides Six Tips for Caregivers

Empire BlueCross BlueShield – According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 65 million people in the United States serve as informal...


Aug 02, 2010, 12:51 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Bob Harper From 'The Biggest Loser' Honor Wounded Warriors

Empire BlueCross BlueShield, along with Bob Harper of NBC's The Biggest Loser, will recognize Disabled Sports USA and the Wounded Warrior Disabled...


Aug 02, 2010, 09:33 ET Empire BlueCross BlueShield Expands Lab Networks -- Creating Broader Choice, Robust Competition and Lower Costs for Consumers

Empire BlueCross BlueShield, New York's largest insurer by medical membership, announced today that, effective August 1, 2010, it will significantly...