Blue Cross


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Blue Cross

an independent nonprofit U.S. corporation that functions as a health insurance agency, providing protection for an enrolled patient by covering all or part of the person's hospital expenses. Blue Cross programs vary in different communities because of state laws regulating them. See also Blue Shield.

Blue Cross

Managed care A not-for-profit US bureaucracy involved in hospital reimbursement. Cf Blue Shield.

Blue Cross

A nonprofit medical care insurer in the U.S. The insurance is mostly for hospital services.
See: Blue Shield
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10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its HMO subsidiary, Blue Care Network, will offer an extended number of affordable health insurance choices to individuals C a total of 41 product options, an increase from 18 in 2014 C during the 2015 open enrollment period.
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.
DETROIT, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan intends to more than double its product offerings in the 2015 individual market this November.
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.
For the second consecutive year we have not increased the traditional Basic Blue Cross and Blue Shield rates for our individual account customers," Shreiner said.
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.

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