Author Archives: Blues Perspectives

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Statement on Commissioner Flood’s guidance regarding ACA transition plan extensions for Michigan consumers

Today, Michigan’s Insurance Commissioner provided direction on how the state would interpret March’s announcement by the Obama Administration regarding the extension of non-complaint ACA plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan issued the following statement on the decision: “Blue Cross … Continue reading

BCBSM statement regarding ACA changes for small group and individual markets

BREAKING NEWS: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan monitored this week’s announcement by the government concerning the extensions of non-ACA compliant health plans in the small group and individual markets. We are evaluating the impacts this change would have on our business … Continue reading

Activate your new health plan by paying your premium

You did your research, found the health insurance plan that fits your needs, and signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. You’re all set, right? Not until you complete one final step. Just like any consumer product, the … Continue reading

Report from Forrester Research points to great improvement, understanding goal hasn’t been achieved

The news from Forrester Research about our Customer Experience scores sound great. BCBSM saw the biggest gains of any company involved in their research this year, a 22-point improvement from last year.  This brings our company up to second place … Continue reading

Deadlines for paying your health insurance bill

BREAKING NEWS: Blue Cross wants to give Michigan residents every opportunity to obtain health coverage and have it effective in the New Year. If you have enrolled in a plan but have not paid your bill, you will still be covered on … Continue reading

The feeling is mutual: Blues begin transition to mutual nonprofit company

So maybe you heard that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is changing its corporate status slightly, or maybe you didn’t until now. So the question is this: What’s happening and what does that mean to me? The answer is … Continue reading

Next steps for BCBSM transition to nonprofit mutual insurer

Monday marked a landmark change in Michigan’s insurance code, abolishing antiquated regulations and setting the stage for a fair and competitive health care marketplace for Michigan consumers. By signing Senate Bill 61 and 62 into law, Governor Snyder has started … Continue reading

Storify: After unanimous Senate approval, bills to reform Michigan’s insurance market, transition BCBSM head to House Insurance Committee

The state House Insurance Committee last week took up Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to modernize Michigan’s health care regulatory system by transitioning Blue Cross to a nonprofit mutual insurance company. The bills passed the state Senate unanimously earlier this month. … Continue reading

Michigan State House Insurance Committee hearing testimony from BCBSM

Most Favored Nation status and competing health plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

BCBSM Transition: Medigap and Medicare Advantage in Michigan

As hearings continue in our state capitol on the transition of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to a nonprofit mutual, here is the full presentation that Mark Cook, vice president of Governmental Affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of … Continue reading