Items Tagged with 'Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan'


Health foundation expanding diabetes prevention program

January 3, 2020
A health insurance company is donating $50,000 to help a health foundation expand its diabetes prevention program. Read More

Business organizations launch health care plan

Statewide initiative meant to lower costs for small businesses and sole proprietors.

October 5, 2018
Two Michigan business associations are launching a small business health care plan meant to lower costs. Read More

Kent County sees drop in uninsured rate

Report also shows Grand Rapids had ‘significant job growth’ in health care field

February 2, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Researchers have found the rate of people without health insurance in Kent County has dropped to 3 percent, and Grand Rapids is outperforming the nation and state in health care job growth. Read More

Insurer seeks schools for anti-obesity program

March 4, 2016
Schools interested in helping their students fight obesity and lead healthier lives can apply for the Building Healthy Communities program. Read More

Program adds wellness component to qualifying schools

BCBSM offers financial support for staff, training, equipment and other resources.

September 11, 2015
Michigan K-12 schools are invited to apply for an innovative and collaborative program intended to empower school leaders to take the first step toward building healthy school environments. Read More

Higher drug costs among health care trends for 2015

Employers need to understand the specialty drug pipeline.

November 28, 2014
Look for pharmacy trends to be a hot topic of discussion for employers during 2015. Read More

Free ‘safety-net’ clinics reap grants

Nine clinics in West Michigan are recipients of $15K.

October 31, 2014
A grant program designed to increase access to quality health care for the uninsured is reinforcing the safety net by providing financial support to medical clinics across the state. Read More

BCBSM, BCN, hospitals statewide produce $597M in savings

Collaborative programs thrive on sharing detailed clinical data on all cases.

August 29, 2014
By pooling resources and working collaboratively, Michigan Blues and hospitals throughout the state are participating in health quality initiatives that the company believes have brought millions of dollars in savings to the medical table in Michigan. Read More

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