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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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We had had a glimpse, from a mountain top, of the Dead Sea, lying like a blue shield in the plain of the Jordan, and now we were marching down a close, flaming, rugged, desolate defile, where no living creature could enjoy life, except, perhaps, a salamander.
THE BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD Association presented its Brand Excellence Award to 11 plans.
Blue Shield of California completed its purchase of Woodland Hills-based CareAmerica Health Plans on Wednesday, more than doubling the managed care company's Southern California presence.
30 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Blue Cross and Pennsylvania Blue Shield are introducing a new product for individual account customers.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Illinois and Texas, Health Net of Arizona, and UnitedHealth Group to Offer Customer Assistance at Safeway, Dominick's, Tom Thumb, Randalls and Other Stores
10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield System of 68 independent Plans will launch a nationwide health and fitness campaign as part of its continuing sponsorship of the U.
They include HMOs of Alliance members Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (tied for 4), Lifetime Healthcare Companies in New York (Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield ranked 18 and Univera Healthcare ranked 25), and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Capital Health Plan ranked 28)
28 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Blue Shield, one of the nation's largest health insurers, has established a subsidiary organization to expand its dental business into a full service, integrated dental health care company.
Humana, Availity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and athenahealth Join Efforts
May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Fraud investigations conducted by Pennsylvania's Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans led to the recovery of more than $6 million in 1993, company officials said today.
CHICAGO -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois announced today that it will offer Medicare beneficiaries several new options for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, including a new plan that provides benefits in the coverage gap, or "doughnut hole.
March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- During a five year span, the receipt of paperless electronic health care claims at Pennsylvania Blue Shield has nearly tripled -- from 18.