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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Team, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield System of independent Plans also will provide health insurance coverage for employees of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) and the U.
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.
Participating health care providers will send claims directly to Blue Cross and Blue Shield for processing, as they currently do.
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.
Rose also noted that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is meeting the insurance department's requirements for reserve levels.
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.
I urge Blue Cross and Blue Shield to continue to meet this challenge -- and the needs of the citizens of our state.
In 1990, a quarter million Pennsylvanians under age 65 with individual Blue Cross and Blue Shield coverage paid $260 million in premiums, but received nearly $300 million in benefits.
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