Author Archives: Daniel J. Loepp

BCBSM looks forward to learning more about proposed hospital system mergers

BREAKING NEWS: Today, three southeast Michigan hospital systems announced they have signed a letter-of-intent to merge. Below is the immediate reaction from Daniel J. Loepp, President and CEO of BCBSM. With a movement toward hospital consolidation underway across the nation, it’s not … Continue reading

Blues CEO Dan Loepp: This Thanksgiving, be thankful for your health by committing to preventive care

Thanksgiving is a day for traditions: America’s Thanksgiving Parade draws thousands of families to downtown Detroit to kick off the holiday season, people reconnect with loved ones, and we gather around the table to celebrate the harvest. It’s a day … Continue reading

‘Here’s $250 Billion’ ad sends signal that Detroit’s heartbeat is strong

A full-page advertisement launching today in The New York Times, The Washington Post and in the Detroit Free Press/News combined Sunday print edition sends a strong response to those who believe that bankruptcy means it’s game over for Detroit. Signed … Continue reading

Commercial real estate report shows that despite government bankruptcy, city of Detroit is alive and well

In the wake of Detroit’s historic Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing last week, the national response has perpetuated an image of a city short on hope. But a new report that flew largely under the radar shows that, on the ground … Continue reading

Detroit News’ Michiganians of the Year an inspiring list of Michigan change-makers

Anyone who thinks that Michigan’s finest days are behind us ought to pick up a copy of The Detroit News’ June 5 special section celebrating the 2013 Michiganians of the Year. I am humbled to be among this year’s recipients. … Continue reading

What customers need to know about BCBSM becoming a nonprofit mutual

Now that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law his plan to transition Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to a nonprofit mutual insurer and modernize Michigan’s regulatory system, the Blues are preparing for a new era of health care leadership … Continue reading

Health insurance reform bills, now headed to Gov. Snyder’s desk, will be part of Blue Cross’ legacy

The state Legislature wrapped up work Tuesday on a bipartisan set of reforms to modernize Michigan’s health insurance market, sending bills that authorize Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to become a nonprofit mutual to Gov. Rick Snyder for his … Continue reading

With Ilitch’s new stadium district proposal, Detroit redevelopment comes full circle

Mike Ilitch’s proposal for a $650 million mixed-use commercial district, including a new multi-purpose arena for the Detroit Red Wings, should put it in bold for the world to see: We’re witnessing the unfolding of a remarkable and exciting era … Continue reading

Dan Gilbert’s planned new retail, parking complex another step toward critical mass in Detroit

The news that Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert plans to construct 33,000 square feet of new retail space in downtown Detroit is great news and further evidence of the solid momentum under way in the city. The new … Continue reading

CEO Daniel J. Loepp: Gov. Snyder’s plan preserves Blues’ mission, commitment to Michigan

This is a time of unprecedented transformation in healthcare. Significant changes are coming soon in how people purchase their health insurance and how insurers, like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, provide it. Everyone has ongoing questions about cost and … Continue reading