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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.
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.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- In recognition of its adherence to national quality standards, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska has named Providence Alaska Medical Center a Blue Distinction Center(SM) for Cardiac Care.
Kryptiq Corporation, the leader in health plan-exclusive Contract and Network Management Solutions, announced today that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has purchased Publisher, a workflow module that is part of the Kryptiq Guardian Suite.
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
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)
Humana, Availity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and athenahealth Join Efforts
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.
South Carolina BlueCross BlueShield is one of four Blue companies being honored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association during BlueWorks for Consumers Week for locally tailored programs that make health choices manageable for consumers.