Mayor Brown and BlueCross BlueShield Bring Back Free Outdoor Fitness
August 05, 2020
After nearly eight weeks of offering free virtual fitness classes, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is also bringing back two summertime favorites: in partnership with Buffalo Waterfront, Fitness at Canalside, and, in
partnership with Mayor Byron W. Brown, Summer City Fitness at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
The increasing prevalence of behavioral health issues continues to be a top concern for employers. Meeting the needs of your employees facing mental health challenges takes looking at the bigger picture in order to better treat the whole person. The critical first step is understanding the full scope of behavioral health conditions, their impact on your workforce, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is already factoring in.
BlueCross BlueShield Blue Fund Contributes $1M to WNY COVID-19 Response Fund
June 09, 2020
To address the growing needs in our community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s Blue Fund today announced a corporate donation of $900,000 in additional funding to the WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund, bringing the Blue Fund’s total investment to $1 million.
BlueCross BlueShield Extends Coverage of Coronavirus Treatment
May 30, 2020
To ensure members continue to have access to the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York will continue to waive all copays, coinsurance and deductibles for COVID-19 treatment received by fully insured Commercial and Medicare Advantage members through June 30, an extension from the original announcement that was set to end May 31, 2020.
BlueCross BlueShield Fitness at Canalside Series Goes Virtual
May 21, 2020
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s beloved Fitness at Canalside series is going virtual for its sixth season, bringing a variety of free virtual exercise classes to individuals and families in the community— wherever they are.
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York President and CEO David W. Anderson today announced the promotion of Michael Edbauer, D.O., to executive vice president, chief strategy and growth officer and Thomas Schenk, M.D., to executive vice president, chief medical officer.
All Member Out-of-Pocket Costs Waived for Coronavirus Testing and Treatment
April 02, 2020
In light of these unprecedented times, we are announcing that BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is eliminating any and all costs for our members related to COVID-19 testing and treatment. This includes our nearly 500,000 Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and fully insured Commercial members. No co-pays, no cost-shares, no-coinsurance on the part of our members will be required effective April 1 through May 31, 2020.
BlueCross BlueShield Opens 2020 Blue Fund Grant Cycle
March 02, 2020
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s Blue Fund is accepting letters of intent online through March 27, 2020, for grants to organizations and initiatives that align with at least one of its key focus areas. These include behavioral health, cardiovascular health, health-care workforce development, and healthy children.
BlueCross BlueShield Starts Region’s First Value-Based Payment Model for Behavioral Health Care in Partnership with Value Network
February 27, 2020
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York today announced the region’s first behavioral health value-based payment agreement with Value Network — a behavioral health care collaborative with more than 100 area providers.
Julie R. Snyder Wins a Prestigious “Top Women in PR” Award
January 31, 2020
Julie. R Snyder, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, has been recognized as one of the Top Women in Public Relations by PRNEWS as a 2019 honoree.