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2014 News Releases
Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has launched several new efforts, both on-the-ground and online, to help connect consumers with personal assistance during the current health insurance open enrollment period. The open enrollment period opened November 15, 2014 and closes on February 15, 2015. Consumers need to enroll by December 15, 2014 for their coverage to begin on January 1, 2015.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Announces Variety of Products and Services for 2015 Individual and Small Group Open Enrollment
Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today its wide range of 2015 individual and small group health insurance products as part of its continued commitment to expand health insurance to as many Texans as possible. The variety of product options and services will be available on and off the exchange Marketplace beginning November 15, 2014.
Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas today announced the launch of Blue DirectionsSM for Small Business, a private exchange solution for companies with 1–50 employees. Blue Directions for Small Business helps employers elect health and dental benefit plans and customize contribution strategies on a convenient, user-friendly platform which also allows employees to choose group plans or individual marketplace plans.
Richardson, TX — With more than 6.2 million uninsured in Texas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is mobilizing comprehensive resources across the state to help consumers get the information they need to better understand the coverage and financial benefits that may be available to them under the Affordable Care Act law, and provide important reminders about the upcoming open enrollment process.
Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) today launched a statewide education effort to help more than 6.2 million uninsured Texans find affordable health insurance options and begin to benefit from important medical services that meet their needs.
Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that it will be working with local State Farm agents in a new effort to broaden consumer access to health insurance in Texas during the upcoming open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Transparency Solution Helps Consumers Better Manage Health Care Services and Costs
Richardson, TX — As consumers look for new ways to obtain the best possible care and lower their health care costs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), the largest provider of health benefits in the state, announces the enhanced Provider Finder, an online health care solution developed to enable members to more easily research and select physicians and hospitals, as well as estimate out-of-pocket health care costs.
Be Covered Texas Campaign Expands Educational Resources to Help Newly Insured Texans Get the Most Value from Their Coverage
Richardson, TX — As part of its ongoing efforts to help engage and educate newly insured Texans, Be Covered Texas has expanded its program and is working with its 165 community partners statewide and 20 partners in San Antonio, 60 partners in Houston, and 66 partners in Dallas, to help consumers understand how to get the most value from their health care coverage.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Awards Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® Grants to 29 Charitable Organizations Statewide
Richardson, TX — Now in its fourth year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) initiative has awarded $1.54 million in grants to 29 organizations across the state. Of the 29 grantees, 19 are new recipients.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Joins City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Other Community Leaders to Implement Blue Zones Project® in Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX — Fort Worth leaders are partnering with Blue Zones and Healthways to improve the well-being of the City's residents, and Blue Zones Project in Fort Worth is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a generous $5 million Charter Sponsorship from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX).
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Community Partners Reach 6 Million Texas Children through Health and Wellness Initiatives
Richardson, TX — In 2013, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) collaborated with community partners across the state to improve the health and wellness of more than 6 million children.
Richardson, TX — Be Covered Texas, a statewide education and outreach campaign designed to engage, educate and enroll the uninsured, celebrates its one-year anniversary this month.
Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) today launched the grant cycle for the opening of its 2014 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative, which provides funding to non-profit organizations throughout Texas.
Dallas, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is hosting a free, health insurance enrollment and wellness event, Countdown to Coverage: Health Care Enrollment and Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fair Park Food & Fiber Pavilion in Dallas.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas "Countdown to Coverage" Campaign Encourages Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace
Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has launched "Countdown to Coverage," a community-based effort to enroll Texans in the Health Insurance Marketplace before the enrollment period ends on March 31. BCBSTX is offering health insurance education resources and enrollment opportunities in communities across Texas during the final few weeks of enrollment.
Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety Receives Second Major Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Releases Much Anticipated Patient Safety Study Results
Richardson, TX — The Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety (TCQPS) announced today that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is continuing its support for the TCQPS with a $150,000 donation to study and improve patient safety, including reduction of hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired infections.