Introducing Blue Form

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is pleased to introduce BlueForum, a new monthly webinar series to help our valued employer groups and brokers stay on top of topics shaping the health care industry and programs available to support you. View the list schedule below and click to register.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Health Care Trends 

From technological innovation like wearable devices and the increased focus to quality care, learn more about how these trends are shaping the health care industry to tackle health care costs.  

Time:  10:00 a.m. EST

Speaker:  Dan Weinstein, Director, Corporate Strategy, BCBSWNY

Tuesday, October 17, 2017



BlueConnect is an online health management platform that helps employers manage their costs while delivering benefits to their employees in a more efficient manner. Learn how this digital platform offered by BCBSWNY can streamline new group registration and make enrollment easier for you. It also features online bill pay ad real-time reporting to make your job easier. 

Time:  10:00 a.m. EST

Speakers:  Kevin Pacanowski, Strategic Sales Specialist, BCBSWNY and Karen Zielinski, Business Operations Architect, BCBSWNY

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Value-Based Medical Care

Health care delivery is rapidly changing, and a renewed focus on delivering value—a combination of cost and quality—is critical.  This webinar will provide you with an update on BestPractice and Blue Distinction® Total Care, two of our quality-based alternative reimbursement programs for primary care physicians and their impact on employer groups.

Time:  10:00 a.m. EST

Speakers:  Thomas E. Schenk, MD, Chief Medical Officer, BCBSWNY and Paul Valley, Senior Director, Strategic Accounts and Specialty Products, BCBSWNY

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Starting Healthy in 2018

The holiday season can sometimes offer challenges for those trying to maintain their weight and stay healthy. In this webinar, not only will you gain some valuable tips to stay on track, you’ll also learn about how you can start off right in  2018 with health and wellness programs that are part of your BCBSWNY membership.  Book a conference room to encourage a healthy lunch because this webinar is for your employees too.

Time:  10:00 a.m. EST

Speaker:  Jenna Depeaux,MSc, ACSM EP-C, EIM, IAWHP, Coordinator, Research & Development, BCBSWNY