Blue Cross and Blue Shield


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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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SM Service Mark of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an Association of Independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.
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In our commitment to making it easier for providers to do business with health plans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida has been providing real-time claims adjudication as a value-added service to physicians," said Elana Schrader, M.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida is a leader in Florida's health industry and is committed to working for an excellent, efficient health system.
This second annual enrollment period is an opportunity for those who are newly eligible, those who are eligible but not enrolled, those considering changing plans, and those seeking coverage in the gap to evaluate their prescription drug needs and select a plan that will provide the best value for today and for future health care needs," said Peter Rodes, vice president of Consumer Markets for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.
The poll, conducted by Knowledge Networks on behalf of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, surveyed 8,742 of men and women age 25-55.
Beneficiaries and their caregivers can turn to Blue Cross and Blue Shield for valuable direction about enrollment dates and guidelines.
CHICAGO -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana today announced the launch of a new set of online health management tools that will now allow members to view treatment options and cost estimates for a variety of health conditions, research and compare hospitals in their area, and compare various coverage plans.
Currently, Prime provides pharmacy benefit management services to nine Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.
CHICAGO -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), Consumer Markets division, has introduced three innovative Blue MedicareRx(SM) prescription drug plans that will offer a broad range of prescription drug options to Medicare beneficiaries.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) has introduced three innovative Blue MedicareRx(SM) prescription drug plans that will offer a broad range of prescription drug options to Medicare beneficiaries.
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