Michigan Health and Wellness

Three BCBSM Toastmasters advance to Division Competition

Three Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employees took first or second place in the Toastmasters’ Area Competition last week. Toastmasters can compete in two categories: International Speech and Evaluation. BCBSM held a club contest in January to select representatives … Continue reading

Alliance Technology Solutions seizing business opportunities once unobtainable

The 2014 Supplier Diversity Achievement Awards recognizes the importance of partnering with minority and women-owned business to the success of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Alliance Technology Solutions is one of those businesses, and has been a partner for … 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

Winter Warm-Up Challenge engages nine Lansing-area communities to increase physical activity

Nine greater Lansing communities are partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in the 2014 Winter Warm-Up Blues Community Challenge, starting Jan. 18.  The free, eight-week challenge, supported by Community Partners in Health, encourages local residents of all ages … Continue reading

Forecasting the state of health in West Michigan

For the fifth year, Grand Valley State University has provided West Michigan with need to know data on regional health trends. This year’s forecast, released last Friday, focuses on health hurdles in the West Michigan community, the future outlook for … Continue reading

Blue Care Network expands into Chippewa and Dickinson counties to increase access in the Upper Peninsula

Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital and Dickinson County Memorial Hospital are now included in Blue Care Network’s provider network.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is expanding the number of health plan choices available to Upper Peninsula residents by expanding … Continue reading

How to start a Cube-to-5K program

Physical fitness is a critical component of employee wellness, and what better way to revamp your workplace’s approach to exercise than by initiating a Cube-to-5K program and having everyone train together for a race? There is plenty of evidence that … Continue reading

U-M Medical School Student Run Free Clinic reopens after devastating fire

A free health care clinic run by University of Michigan medical students and faculty has reopened in a brand-new location in downtown Pinckney, months after a devastating fire ripped through the location it had shared with Faith Medical Clinic, a … 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

The Michigan Blues and Detroit Lions team to make Thanksgiving Day football about health and community

Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field will look a little different this year as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Care Network and the Detroit Lions team up to send important messages about our health and community. “Our commitment to … Continue reading