Blue Shield

Latest stories

2h
Fortune
This Little-Known Firm Is Getting Rich Off Your Medical DataYou may never have heard of it, but IMS Health knows an awful lot about your me
This Little-Known Firm Is Getting Rich Off Your Medical Data
Fortune / Posted 2 hours ago
You may never have heard of it, but IMS Health knows an awful lot about your medical history. A global company based in Danbury, Connecticut, IMS ims buys bulk data from pharmacy chains such as CVS cvs, doctor’s electronic record systems such as... Read more
17h
examiner.com
Superhero Sunday: Super Bowl trailer of 'Captain America: Civil War'"United We Stand! .... United We Fall!" That is what was chanted in the latest
Superhero Sunday: Super Bowl trailer of 'Captain America: Civil War'
examiner.com / Posted 17 hours ago
"United We Stand! .... United We Fall!" That is what was chanted in the latest trailer for "Captain America: Civil War", as the once-united front of the Avengers as 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes' may fall over the passing of the Superhuman Registration... Read more
11 related stories
19h
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Shawnee County Commission grants U.S. Army Corps of Engineers access to land near Kansas River for Topeka levee projectThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have access to Shawnee County Parks and R
Shawnee County Commission grants U.S. Army Corps of Engineers access to land near Kansas River for Topeka levee project
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 hours ago
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have access to Shawnee County Parks and Recreation land near the Kansas River. Shawnee County commissioners Monday approved a contract with the Corps of Engineers granting them access to land along the levee... Read more
2 related stories
19h
The Gilmer Mirror
Narrow Marketplace Plans In Texas Pose Problems For Autistic Children - http://khn.org/news/narrow-marketplace-plans-in-texas-pose-problems-for-autistic-children/ AUSTIN — When Jennifer Nechetsky Maupin’s son was diagnosed with autism in May 2014 ...AUSTIN — When Jennifer Nechetsky Maupin’s son was diagnosed with autism in May
Narrow Marketplace Plans In Texas Pose Problems For Autistic Children - http://khn.org/news/narrow-marketplace-plans-in-texas-pose-problems-for-autistic-children/ AUSTIN — When Jennifer Nechetsky Maupin’s son was diagnosed with autism in May 2014 ...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 19 hours ago
AUSTIN — When Jennifer Nechetsky Maupin’s son was diagnosed with autism in May 2014, she and her husband quickly started looking into early intervention therapies for him. Their employers’ insurance plans offered limited coverage, so for 2015 the... Read more
21h
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Shawnee County Commission gives U.S. Army Corps of Engineers access to land near Kansas RiverThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have access to Shawnee County Parks and R
Shawnee County Commission gives U.S. Army Corps of Engineers access to land near Kansas River
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 21 hours ago
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have access to Shawnee County Parks and Recreation land near the Kansas River. Shawnee County commissioners Monday approved a contract with the Corps of Engineers granting them access to land along the levee... Read more
2 related stories
21h
Business Wire
LiveHealth Online Psychology Supports Members with Stress, Anxiety, DepressionST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri membe
LiveHealth Online Psychology Supports Members with Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Business Wire / Posted 21 hours ago
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri members now have a more convenient and private way to access help for depression, anxiety and other types of mental illness. Members can use their smart phone, tablet or... Read more
1d
NJ Biz
Grapevine: OMNIA continues to be lightning rod for controversyCuriosity about Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's OMNIA plan and i
Grapevine: OMNIA continues to be lightning rod for controversy
NJ Biz / Posted yesterday
Curiosity about Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's OMNIA plan and its effect on the hospital industry continues to seep into political discourse. Just last week, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Trenton) posed a question about the plan to... Read more
1d
The Wilmington Star-News
The Buzz, Feb. 8

Property off Clewis Avenue: How can trees be cleared, road built and dirt ha

The Buzz, Feb. 8
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday

Property off Clewis Avenue: How can trees be cleared, road built and dirt hauled into wetlands legally?

Where’s Chelsea’s father-in-law?

Obamacare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC, just another example of government programs that don’t... Read more

1d
Savannah Morning News
ACA enrollment tops 587,000 in state, but insurers nervous over rulesATLANTA — More than 580,000 Georgians signed up for coverage in the insurance e
ACA enrollment tops 587,000 in state, but insurers nervous over rules
Savannah Morning News / Posted yesterday
ATLANTA — More than 580,000 Georgians signed up for coverage in the insurance exchange during the third open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, federal health officials said last week. The total of 587,845 during the signup period, which ended... Read more
1d
The Register NorthJersey.com
Health coverage reaching record highs in New JerseyWith the third annual sign-up for health coverage through the Affordable Care A
Health coverage reaching record highs in New Jersey
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
With the third annual sign-up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act officially over, the number of uninsured New Jerseyans is expected to reach a historic low this year. Gains in enrollment on the federal marketplace for New Jersey... Read more
1d
The Seattle Times
Who hates Obamacare?Ted Cruz had a teachable moment in Iowa, although he himself will learn nothing
Who hates Obamacare?
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
Ted Cruz had a teachable moment in Iowa, although he himself will learn nothing from it. A voter told Cruz the story of his brother-in-law, a barber who had never been able to afford health insurance. He finally got insurance thanks to Obamacare —... Read more
3 related stories
2d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
BUSINESS PEOPLEEDUCATION AR Kids Read announced its board of directors and officers for the f
BUSINESS PEOPLE
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
EDUCATION AR Kids Read announced its board of directors and officers for the fiscal year. They are chairman Donald Wood, vice chairman Judy Love, executive director Charlie Conklin, Tjuana Byrd, Lindsey Gray, Sharon Heflin, Jared Henderson, Gloria... Read more
2d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arts Center bonds on ballot this weekThere's one day of early voting left before Tuesday's special bond election to
Arts Center bonds on ballot this week
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
There's one day of early voting left before Tuesday's special bond election to benefit the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Voters in the city are being asked to approve bonds of up to $37.5 million to fund improvements to and expansion of the... Read more
2d
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka's governing body to consider changing law on elections to reflect state changesIn response to state legislative changes to municipal elections, Topeka’s gover
Topeka's governing body to consider changing law on elections to reflect state changes
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
In response to state legislative changes to municipal elections, Topeka’s governing body this week will consider amending the charter ordinance to reflect state law. The Shawnee County Commission will consider allowing the U.S. Army Corps of... Read more
2 related stories
2d
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Business Watch: Public meeting to focus on energy ruleI wanted to thank everyone for the warm welcome I’ve received as I returned to
Business Watch: Public meeting to focus on energy rule
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
I wanted to thank everyone for the warm welcome I’ve received as I returned to The Topeka Capital-Journal business news desk after 16 years away. Last week was my first official one back in the newsroom, and in some ways, it felt as if I never left.... Read more
2d
Boston Globe
Three health insurance issues to track in 2016Health care costs in Massachusetts are among the highest in the nation, and the
Three health insurance issues to track in 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
Health care costs in Massachusetts are among the highest in the nation, and they’re continuing to rise. Against that backdrop, representatives from several major health insurance companies convened Thursday to share their outlooks for the year. Their... Read more
2d
USA Today
Narrow marketplace plans in Texas pose problems for autistic childrenAUSTIN, Texas -- When Jennifer Nechetsky Maupin’s son was diagnosed with autism
Narrow marketplace plans in Texas pose problems for autistic children
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas -- When Jennifer Nechetsky Maupin’s son was diagnosed with autism in May 2014, she and her husband quickly started looking into early intervention therapies for him. Their employers’ insurance plans offered limited coverage, so for... Read more
2d
Williamson Daily News
Annual Legislative breakfastBy George Hohmann For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. —
Annual Legislative breakfast
Williamson Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
By George Hohmann For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Issues ranging from the state’s mounting budget deficit to the natural gas industry’s potential in the Appalachian basin were among the topics at the West Virginia Press... Read more
2 related stories
2d
The Fremont Argus
Your doctor is arriving nowSAN DIEGO -- The doctor will see you now. But not where you think. Thanks to o
Your doctor is arriving now
The Fremont Argus / Posted 2 days ago
SAN DIEGO -- The doctor will see you now. But not where you think. Thanks to on-demand health care app Heal, your next doctor's visit could take place on your turf -- home, office, hotel, even coffee shop -- and on your terms. The Web and mobile... Read more
3d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Who hates Obamacare?Ted Cruz had a teachable moment in Iowa, although he will learn nothing from it
Who hates Obamacare?
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Ted Cruz had a teachable moment in Iowa, although he will learn nothing from it. A voter told Cruz the story of his brother-in-law, a barber who had never been able to afford health insurance. He finally got insurance thanks to Obamacare--and... Read more
3 related stories
3d
Rutland Herald
Who hates Obamacare?Ted Cruz had a teachable moment in Iowa, although he himself will learn nothing
Who hates Obamacare?
Rutland Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Ted Cruz had a teachable moment in Iowa, although he himself will learn nothing from it. A voter told Cruz the story of his brother-in-law, a barber who had never been able to afford health insurance. He finally got insurance thanks to Obamacare �... Read more
3 related stories
3d
The Record Searchlight
Bomb threat reported at Redding business; Employees evacuatedPolice and authorities are investigating reports of a bomb threat at the Blue S
Bomb threat reported at Redding business; Employees evacuated
The Record Searchlight / Posted 3 days ago
Police and authorities are investigating reports of a bomb threat at the Blue Shield office on Bechelli Lane this afternoon. The threat, which led to the evacuation of the office at the corner of Bechelli Lane and South Bonnyview Avenue, was made... Read more
3d
Al.com
Nearly 200,000 Alabamians signed up for Obamacare insuranceMore than 195,000 Alabamians purchased health insurance on the exchange during
Nearly 200,000 Alabamians signed up for Obamacare insurance
Al.com / Posted 3 days ago
More than 195,000 Alabamians purchased health insurance on the exchange during this year's open enrollment period, an increase of almost 25,000 over the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Open enrollment... Read more
3d
The Morning Call
ACA enrollment tops expectations"We are happy to report it was a success," U.S. Department of Health and Human
ACA enrollment tops expectations
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
"We are happy to report it was a success," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. "Across the country, about 12.7 million Americans selected affordable, quality health plans for 2016 coverage, exceeding our... Read more
53 related stories
3d
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
'Go Red For Women' campaign is helping to fight heart diseaseGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The numbers are sobering. One in three women die
'Go Red For Women' campaign is helping to fight heart disease
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The numbers are sobering. One in three women die from heart disease and stroke each year. Roughly 55,000 more women than men die, annually, because of cardiovascular disease. 90% of all women have one or more risk... Read more
2 related stories
3d
NJ Biz
Cooper hires former Horizon spokesmanCooper University Health Care has announced a new vice president of communicati
Cooper hires former Horizon spokesman
NJ Biz / Posted 3 days ago
Cooper University Health Care has announced a new vice president of communication. Thomas Rubino is formerly a spokesman for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Rubino, who has 20 years of experience in the field, will be responsible for... Read more
4d
MedCity News
Companies form Health Transformation Alliance to hold down employee healthcare costsA health insurance alliance formed by 20 companies such as American Express, Ma
Companies form Health Transformation Alliance to hold down employee healthcare costs
MedCity News / Posted 4 days ago
A health insurance alliance formed by 20 companies such as American Express, Macy’s and Verizon Communications with more than 4 million employees will use their collective data and market power to hold down the cost of providing workers with... Read more
4d
The Economic Times
Obamacare: How the Affordable Care Act is already doing enormous good in USThis isn't inherent in a non-single-payer system: Other countries with Obamacar
Obamacare: How the Affordable Care Act is already doing enormous good in US
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
This isn't inherent in a non-single-payer system: Other countries with Obamacare-type systems, like the Netherlands and Switzerland, do have near-universal coverage even though they rely on private insurers. But Obamacare as currently constituted... Read more
3 related stories
4d
WBOC Salisbury
State Officials say Insurance Exchange Enrollment Numbers UpDOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials say figures provided by the federal governme
State Officials say Insurance Exchange Enrollment Numbers Up
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 4 days ago
DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials say figures provided by the federal government show that more Delawareans are selecting health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Sunday was the open enrollment deadline to sign up for exchange coverage... Read more
3 related stories
4d
The Oklahoman
Enrollment for Affordable Care Act surges in Oklahoma, across nationWASHINGTON — The number of Oklahomans getting health coverage under the Afforda
Enrollment for Affordable Care Act surges in Oklahoma, across nation
The Oklahoman / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON — The number of Oklahomans getting health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will increase dramatically this year, according to updated enrollment data released Thursday. By the Feb. 1 deadline, 145,329 Oklahomans had signed up for a... Read more
3 related stories
4d
The Daily Sentinel
St. Mary's, Anthem bridge impasseSt. Mary’s, Anthem bridge impasse Nearly 9,000 Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield p
St. Mary's, Anthem bridge impasse
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
St. Mary’s, Anthem bridge impasse Nearly 9,000 Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield policyholders in western Colorado were unaffected by a dispute between the insurer and St. Mary’s Hospital, despite talk of renegotiations, both sides said. “We continue... Read more
4d
The Martinsburg Journal
Legislative challenges outlined at press eventOther issues highlighted at the event were broadband development, health care,
Legislative challenges outlined at press event
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 4 days ago
Other issues highlighted at the event were broadband development, health care, senior citizen and higher education issues. State Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, said, "People come through my office every single day saying, 'Don't cut my... Read more
2 related stories
4d
The Tampa Tribune
State officials say insurance exchange enrollment numbers upDOVER, Del. (AP) � State officials say figures provided by the federal governme
State officials say insurance exchange enrollment numbers up
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
DOVER, Del. (AP) � State officials say figures provided by the federal government show that more Delawareans are selecting health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Sunday was the open enrollment deadline to sign up for exchange coverage... Read more
3 related stories
4d
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Earley discusses health care changesFred Earley, president of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Parkersburg, was o
Earley discusses health care changes
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Fred Earley, president of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Parkersburg, was one of the featured speakers at the West Virginia Press Association's annual Legislative Breakfast in Charleston Thursday. The implementation of the Affordable Healthcare... Read more
4d
News Channel 12 New Bern
NC Dept. of Insurance assisting customers with BCBSNC complaintsThe North Carolina Department of Insurance says a large amount of complaints re
NC Dept. of Insurance assisting customers with BCBSNC complaints
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 4 days ago
The North Carolina Department of Insurance says a large amount of complaints related to payment and enrollment issues at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is putting a strain on their consumer assistance resources. NCDOI says since... Read more
4d
The Charleston State Journal
WV legislative challenges outlined at press eventBy GEORGE HOHMANN For the West Virginia Press Association Issues ranging from
WV legislative challenges outlined at press event
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 4 days ago
By GEORGE HOHMANN For the West Virginia Press Association Issues ranging from the state’s mounting budget deficit to the natural gas industry’s potential in the Appalachian basin were among the topics at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual... Read more
2 related stories
4d
Columbia Star
Palmetto Health celebrates Heart Hospitals’ 10th year | February 5, 2016While the hospitals of Palmetto Health have been treating heart patients in the
Palmetto Health celebrates Heart Hospitals’ 10th year | February 5, 2016
Columbia Star / Posted 4 days ago
While the hospitals of Palmetto Health have been treating heart patients in the Midlands for 50 years, this February marks the 10th anniversary of Palmetto Health Heart Hospital— South Carolina’s only freestanding hospital dedicated solely to the... Read more
4d
WBTV Charlotte
Rowan ranks 76 out of 100 counties in health rankingsA local healthcare worker says Rowan County ranks near the bottom of the list w
Rowan ranks 76 out of 100 counties in health rankings
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
A local healthcare worker says Rowan County ranks near the bottom of the list when it comes to health rankings in North Carolina, even though a neighboring county is in the top ten. Registration will be closing soon for a Community Health Forum set... Read more
6 related stories
4d
MedCity News
In ACA backlash, some large insurers induce brokers to avoid high-cost membersStung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sha
In ACA backlash, some large insurers induce brokers to avoid high-cost members
MedCity News / Posted 4 days ago
Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how policies are sold to individuals in ways that consumer advocates say seem to discriminate against the sickest and could hold down future enrollment. In... Read more
4d
Los Angeles Times
How a huge insurance company screwed up on ObamacareUnitedHealth Group is the nation's biggest private health insurer, so when its
How a huge insurance company screwed up on Obamacare
Los Angeles Times / Posted 4 days ago
UnitedHealth Group is the nation's biggest private health insurer, so when its executives started whining last year about how it was losing millions on Affordable Care Act exchange plans and threatened to leave the ACA market as early as 2017, people... Read more
4d
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
The Children's Center at Southern Miss to host the second annual runThis is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Runners, wa
The Children's Center at Southern Miss to host the second annual run
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 4 days ago
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Runners, walkers and friends of The Children's Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi will join together on Saturday, Feb. 27 for The 2nd... Read more
4d
WBOC Salisbury
Delaware Officials Look at Health Exchange EnrollmentDOVER, Del. (AP)- Officials are updating this year's final enrollment numbers o
Delaware Officials Look at Health Exchange Enrollment
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 4 days ago
DOVER, Del. (AP)- Officials are updating this year's final enrollment numbers on Delaware's health insurance exchange. Sunday was the deadline to sign up for exchange coverage this year under the Affordable Care Act. Federal officials reported last... Read more
3 related stories
5d
WBTV Charlotte
Rowan ranks 76 out of 100 counties in health rankingsA local healthcare worker says Rowan County ranks near the bottom of the list w
Rowan ranks 76 out of 100 counties in health rankings
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 5 days ago
A local healthcare worker says Rowan County ranks near the bottom of the list when it comes to health rankings in North Carolina, even though a neighboring county is in the top ten. Registration will be closing soon for a Community Health Forum set... Read more
6 related stories
5d
The Chattanoogan
My February GardenThe only thing I got for Valentine’s Day last year was a head cold. So as we ma
My February Garden
The Chattanoogan / Posted 5 days ago
The only thing I got for Valentine’s Day last year was a head cold. So as we make our monthly stroll through the garden of good and bad, I am glad to report there are more Valentines to be handed out than any viral diseases. In the Old Farmer’s... Read more
5d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Restaurant transitions: Raduno temporarily closed, Dixie Cafe applying for alcoholRaduno Brick Oven & Barroom, 1318 S. Main St., Little Rock, posted a Facebook e
Restaurant transitions: Raduno temporarily closed, Dixie Cafe applying for alcohol
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom, 1318 S. Main St., Little Rock, posted a Facebook explanation for its temporary closure this week: "Hey Little Rock, due to some unforeseen issues, we are going to take the rest of the week off to give our staff a small... Read more
5d
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Pain killer fraud topping $26,000 brings probationGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) – A man with a penchant for prescription painkillers
Pain killer fraud topping $26,000 brings probation
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) – A man with a penchant for prescription painkillers was sentenced Wednesday to probation for fraudulently obtaining pills and health-related treatment deemed medically unnecessary. Nicholas Peter-Mileta Babich was placed... Read more
5d
The Register NorthJersey.com
Wyckoff cardiologist accused of double billing insurance companies for over $600,000A Wyckoff cardiologist has been indicted for allegedly double-billing insurance
Wyckoff cardiologist accused of double billing insurance companies for over $600,000
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 5 days ago
A Wyckoff cardiologist has been indicted for allegedly double-billing insurance companies for more than $600,000, according to the state attorney general’s office. Dr. Roger Coletti, 69, is charged with nine counts of health care claims fraud... Read more
5d
Business Insurance
Zika on insurers' radar but not yet in cost modelsPhoto by REUTERS An aedes aegypti mosquito is seen inside Oxitec laboratory in
Zika on insurers' radar but not yet in cost models
Business Insurance / Posted 5 days ago
Photo by REUTERS An aedes aegypti mosquito is seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, on Tuesday. U.S. health insurers are closely monitoring the Zika virus and educating members, but it's too soon to project what the virus may cost... Read more
5d
The Register NorthJersey.com
Wyckoff cardiologist accused of double billing insurance companies for more than $600,000A Wyckoff cardiologist has been indicted for allegedly double-billing insurance
Wyckoff cardiologist accused of double billing insurance companies for more than $600,000
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 5 days ago
A Wyckoff cardiologist has been indicted for allegedly double-billing insurance companies for more than $600,000, according to the state attorney general’s office. Dr. Roger Coletti, 69, is charged with nine counts of health care claims fraud... Read more
6d
WTOC 11 Savannah
GA gov. announces Anthem, Inc. to create 450 new jobs in Muscogee Co.ATLANTA (WTVM) - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced on Tuesday that a healt
GA gov. announces Anthem, Inc. to create 450 new jobs in Muscogee Co.
WTOC 11 Savannah / Posted 6 days ago
ATLANTA (WTVM) - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced on Tuesday that a health provider will be creating more than 400 jobs in Muscogee County. Anthem, Inc., a leading health benefit solutions, will be expanding their customer care center in... Read more
More

People in this news