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2016 News Releases

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Texas Health Resources Reach Agreement

Dec. 29, 2016

Richardson, TX (Dec. 29, 2016) – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Texas Health Resources announced today a new contract ensuring all Texas Health facilities and physicians will remain in the BCBSTX network of providers.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Offers 2017 Open Enrollment Options in All Texas Counties

Dec. 01, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is the only carrier offering retail health benefit plans on the Texas Health Insurance Marketplace in every county of the state in 2017 with Blue Advantage HMOSM and Blue Advantage Plus HMOSM plans.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health Announce New Agreement

Nov. 17, 2016

Dallas and Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Baylor Scott & White Health announce a new 4-year agreement, ensuring BCBSTX members continued access to the Baylor Scott & White health care system.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Offers New, Coordinated Health Care Plan for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Families

Oct. 18, 2016

Richardson, TX – Starting November 1, 2016, Texas families that have children with special healthcare needs will have access to tailored, coordinated healthcare for the first time.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Expands its Medicare Advantage Offerings for the 2017 Annual Enrollment Period

Oct. 04, 2016

Richardson, TX — Focused on increasing access to quality care to Medicare beneficiaries, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is offering more options for health care coverage that provides them additional choice, optimized networks, flexibility and affordability. During this annual open enrollment period, BCBSTX is expanding access to its Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MAPD). Beginning today through December 7, Medicare eligible individuals can enroll in Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO)SM; Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO)SM; or Blue Cross MedicareRx (PDP)SM prescription drug plans for a January 1, 2017, effective date.

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Welcome to Concussion Season: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas offers tips to recognize the signs and reduce head injury risks

Sep. 29, 2016

Richardson, TX – Fall means football, and that brings the start of concussion season. And like the football flying off the hands of the quarterback, the number of people diagnosed with concussions is soaring.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Awards Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® Grants to 25 Charitable Organizations Statewide

Jul. 18, 2016

Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that 25 community organizations across the state have been awarded with Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) grants.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Examines the Growing Costs of Specialty Pharmacy

Jun. 02, 2016

A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and HealthCore, Inc. shows that per member specialty pharmacy spending increased 26 percent from 2013 to 2014.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Affirms Commitment to Advancing STEM Career Opportunities for Underrepresented Populations

May. 09, 2016

Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) today affirmed its commitment to support and inspire underrepresented groups, including women, African Americans and Latinos, to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related careers in health care through the expansion of scholarship opportunities, internships and educational and mentoring programs.

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Dr. Dan McCoy Named President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

May. 04, 2016

Richardson, TX — Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) today announced that Dr. Dan McCoy has been named President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), effective July 1, 2016. Dr. McCoy succeeds Bert Marshall who will retire after 20 years with the company, during which he also served as president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma prior to his current role. Dr. McCoy will report to Colleen Reitan, executive vice president of plan operations, HCSC.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Highlights Record Volunteerism and Support for Hundreds of Community Organizations

Apr. 04, 2016

Richardson, TX — In 2015, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), the state's largest health insurer, collaborated with nearly 500 community organizations through employee volunteers and financial investments to help prevent and manage heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma and other ailments.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Ranked Highest in Member Satisfaction Two Years in a Row by J.D. Power 2016 Member Health Plan Study

Mar. 21, 2016

Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) ranked highest in member satisfaction among commercial health plans in the Texas region for the second consecutive year, according to the 2016 J.D. Power Member Health Plan StudySM. BCBSTX also scored highest in five of the six factors examined by the study: provider choice; information and communication; claims processing; customer service; and coverage and benefits.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Launches 2016 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® Grant Cycle

Mar. 01, 2016

Richardson, TX — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announces the opening of its 2016 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) initiative, providing grant support to nonprofit organizations statewide. Online applications will be accepted from March 1st through April 1st.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas' Dr. Esteban López Selected to Presidential Leadership Scholars

Feb. 08, 2016

San Antonio, TX — Dr. Esteban López, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Regional President, has been selected to be a member of the Presidential Leadership Scholars class of 2016, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. These presidential centers have partnered to bring together a select group of leaders who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities and our country.

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Open Enrollment Deadline Approaching Soon

Jan. 22, 2016

Richardson, TX — January 31 marks the end of the third annual enrollment period through the Health Insurance Marketplace. With this deadline quickly approaching, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is actively providing Texans with health insurance information and enrollment opportunities.

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