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Blue Cross and Blue Shield

A group of 39 insurance companies in the United States. It provides health insurance to about one-third of the American population. Each affiliated company is separately incorporated to offer insurance in a single state or within a region. Primarily, it offers PPOs and HMOs, but it is also an administrator of Medicare. It is based in Chicago and traces its origins to 1929.
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If people want a Blue Cross card, they can get it at an affordable price, choose from a large array of products and enroll in a plan with confidence.
Blue Cross makes After after-shave and sells it in a blue-gray bottle with a black top.
The medical director of BC/BS testified that he denied coverage on the basis of the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's December 1988 Uniform Medical Policy Memorandum that concluded that HDCT-ABMT is experimental.
The complaint explains that California law prohibits Blue Cross from retroactively denying payment after the services have been provided in good faith.
Consumers can select from a variety of Blue Cross options - everything from very comprehensive coverage that carries a higher premium, to low-premium plans that meet the needs of cost-conscious consumers.
Business owners were asking for a plan that featured richer benefits,'' said Brian Sassi, general manager of small-group services for Blue Cross of California.
Blue Cross is the largest health plan in the state serving more than 2.
Capital Blue Cross and Pennsylvania Blue Shield are seeing a definite leveling off trend in the cost and use of health care services across all our lines of business.
Partners include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Health Net of Arizona, and UnitedHealth Group.
We are satisfied with the contract and are pleased that we will be able to continue to serve Blue Cross patients without any disruption in their care at our hospitals,'' said Lori Aldrete, CHW's vice president of corporate communications in San Francisco.
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