Items Tagged with 'Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan'


Insurer loses $6M appeal over hidden fees

May 15, 2014
| By AP
DETROIT — An insurer lost a crucial $6-million appeal recently in a case over hidden fees paid by customers, a decision that could influence the outcome of dozens of similar lawsuits against the health insurer. Read More

First month a headache for Obamacare

ACA enrollment online was lower than Priority Health anticipated.

November 15, 2013
Priority Health, one of 13 health insurance carriers offering plans on the new Michigan insurance online exchange, reported about 100 enrollees during October, the first full month of enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for insurance starting Jan. 1. Read More

The Blues and Priority Health step into the health exchange fray

Lots of time and money is spent on promotion, but who really needs coverage?

October 4, 2013
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan wants everyone to know it is the only health insurance company offering coverage in all 83 Michigan counties on the federal Health Insurance Marketplace that opened Oct. 1 — and it also brags about its low prices. Read More

Consumers file over 3,100 complaints against insurers

July 12, 2013
Consumers across the state filed 3,184 complaints last year against insurance companies that do business in Michigan, according to a report released by the Department of Insurance and Financial Services late last month. Read More

Blue Cross Blue Shield develops website on Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2013
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has launched a website to help consumers in Michigan understand the federal Affordable Care Act and its impact on them. Read More

Blue Care Network and Mercy Health partner on low-cost insurance plan

June 24, 2013
In response to the Affordable Care Act’s goal of reducing the number of uninsured Americans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Mercy Health in Grand Rapids have announced that as of Oct. 1, residents of Kent, Muskegon and Oceana counties who don’t have employer-sponsored health insurance, or who are Medicare-eligible, will be able to buy insurance from Blue Care Network of Michigan that is “very affordably priced.” Read More

Varnum wins $5.1M fees case against BCBSM

May 31, 2013
A federal judge ordered Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on May 23 to pay back $5.1 million it collected in hidden fees while serving as third-party administrator for a self-insured employee health insurance plan. Read More

Trinity Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield launch new reimbursement model

April 29, 2013
Trinity Health-Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan have jointly announced their new contract that launches a value based health care payment arrangement they claim is the first of its kind in Michigan. Read More

New Blue Cross likely to have higher premiums

Upcoming insurance exchange could put policy providers under a white light.

March 29, 2013
After 75 years of operating as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, Michigan’s largest health insurer, with 4.4 million members, will become what state lawmakers have called a “customer-owned nonprofit.” Read More

Gov. Snyder signs law overhauling Blue Cross Blue Shield

March 19, 2013
DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Monday that overhauls Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan by ending its tax-exempt status, changing how it is regulated and letting it transform into a new nonprofit structure. Read More