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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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"If the court says this practice is illegal, it could open up competition to any Blue Cross plan that wants to compete in that part of the country," said Prof.
Blue Cross chief executive Kim Hamilton said: "We so appreciate the Trust's generous contributions towards the work carried out by Blue Cross as we face an increasing demand from homeless and abandoned horses and ponies across the UK.
Geraghty has been president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota since 2008.
State employees residing in Boone, Christian, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Fulton, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, Logan, Macoupin, Madison, Marshall, McHenry, Menard, Monroe, Morgan, Ogle, Peoria, Randolph, Saint Clair, Sangamon, Tazewell, Will, Winnebago and Woodford county have the option to select a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois HMO or Blue Advantage HMO plan in their area, and remain with their primary care physician.
"Anthem Blue Cross dramatically raising rates for Californians with individual health policies," The Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2010 http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-insureanthem5-2010feb05,0,3002094.story
After five months of deliberations, the jury concluded Anthem Blue Cross should cover the cost of the out-of-state liver transplant and Nehme's legal expenses, which could dwarf the $206,000 cost of the transplant, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, every Blue Cross-insured family with a child who received Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) since 2003 is eligible for repayment, even if the family never submitted a claim for the treatment.
The analysis, based on prescription use by about 51 million subscribers in 32 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, concluded that the expanded use of genetics reaped at least $2.5 billion in savings.
Online Care initially will be rolled out to Blue Cross' 10,000 employees and family members at the company's campuses in Eagan and Virginia, MN.
According to Illinois Blue Cross spokesman Jack Segal, the majority of hospitals do not bill them for never events, but due to billing complexities, the concern is that some may slip through.
On Friday May 16 animal lovers everywhere will be hosting Blue Cross Tea Parties to help raise funds for the charity's work and everyone is invited to join in.
Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), a supplier of application infrastructure software, announced on Monday (9 July) that Pacific Blue Cross, a provider of extended health and dental benefits in Canada, has implemented the Progress Sonic ESB (enterprise service bus).
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