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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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THE BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD Association presented its Brand Excellence Award to 11 plans.
SANTA CLARITA - Personal products maker Blue Cross Laboratories found itself in hot water Thursday as Colgate-Palmolive Co.
A Blue Cross Assistant Vice President testified that the negative coverage decision was based on the fact that the IVF success rate was less than 50 percent.
today filed a motion to intervene, requesting that the California Medical Association, on behalf of its more than 30,000 physician members, be permitted to join the class action the firm filed on behalf of California hospitals earlier this year against Blue Cross of California, Blue Cross Life and Health, and their parent company, Wellpoint, Inc.
THOUSAND OAKS - Blue Cross of California introduced a new insurance plan Tuesday that targets small businesses - a population already ailing from the soaring cost of health care.
This case arose when Blue Cross of Kansas terminated its contract with a hospital that was under common ownership with a competing HMO.
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.
Roughly 120,000 Blue Cross subscribers are no longer covered for most services at West Hills Hospital and Los Robles Regional Medical Center, and will have to change doctors, pay out of pocket or go elsewhere for treatment, officials said Friday.
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
THOUSAND OAKS - Blue Cross of California and Catholic Healthcare West have reached a multiyear agreement to continue to provide medical services to Blue Cross members at CHW facilities statewide, both companies announced Tuesday.
Humana, Availity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and athenahealth Join Efforts
VALENCIA - Thousands of Santa Clarita residents will have to drive farther or pay more money for hospital treatment after April 7 if Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital ends its contract with Blue Cross of California.
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