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All Michigan public, charter and nonprofit schools encouraged to apply to Building Healthy Communities program

Are you looking for a way to help your child’s school improve student health and improve academic success? Helping could be as easy as encouraging them to apply for Building Healthy Communities. The partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of … Continue reading

Michigan consumers win thanks to health insurance reforms

All players on the field playing by the same rules – this is a common definition of fair competition. At Blue Cross, we are very pleased to have both the Michigan House and Senate – by overwhelming majorities – endorse … Continue reading

[PODCAST] Episode #1: David Lingholm speaks with Andy Hetzel

David Lingholm speaks with Andy Hetzel, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, about some of the proposed changes to the Blues. Continue reading

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

Get rid of dangerous, unwanted medications during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29

Do you have unwanted, unused or expired prescription medication you want to get rid of? The Drug Enforcement Agency is sponsoring National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are nearly 170 … Continue reading

Our presentation to the Michigan State Senate Insurance Committee

Today the Michigan State Senate Insurance Committee held a hearing on legislation aimed at transitioning Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to a non-profit mutual insurance company.  Below is the testimony of Mark Cook, Vice President of Government Affairs. Presented … Continue reading

Blues Support National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 30

Like many people, you probably have some prescription or over-the-counter drugs lying around your medicine cabinet that are expired or you long ago stopped using. An event this weekend offers an easy and safer way to get rid of unused … Continue reading

Stay Out! Hospitals partner with Blues to lower readmissions

This week, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced 15 physician organizations and hospitals across the state that will be collaborating with the Blues to reduce the incidence of preventable ER visits and preventable readmissions to the hospital. A preventable … Continue reading

National Nurses Week is here

We celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6 through May 12. This is a time to honor those gracious health care professionals who are dedicated to the wellbeing of patients. If you think National Nurses Week was created without any … Continue reading

The Physician Group Incentive Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan spearheads a number of statewide initiatives focused on improving health care quality. Check out this brief update from our recent Physician Group Incentive Program conference in Lansing. http://www.youtube.com/v/Yjs1EEz2VnU&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0×006699&color2=0x54abd6