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  • Mayor Brown and BlueCross BlueShield Bring Back Free Outdoor Fitness

    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.
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  • Behavioral Health: The Impact of COVID-19

    Behavioral Health: The Impact of COVID-19

    July 30, 2020

    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.
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  • Highmark Inc. and HealthNow New York Inc. Announce Affiliation Agreement

    Highmark Inc. and HealthNow New York Inc. Announce Affiliation Agreement

    June 16, 2020

    Not-for-profit Blue Plan synergies will enhance member experience and improve clinical engagement
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  •  BlueCross BlueShield Blue Fund Contributes $1M to WNY COVID-19 Response Fund

    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.
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  • Wellness strategy: targeting at-risk New Yorkers with check-in calls

    Wellness strategy: targeting at-risk New Yorkers with check-in calls

    June 02, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York launched a proactive strategy of wellness check-ins for at-risk populations in New York, increasing engagement and support amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Extends Coverage of Coronavirus Treatment

    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.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Fitness at Canalside Series Goes Virtual

    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.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Announces Leadership Promotions

    BlueCross BlueShield Announces Leadership Promotions

    May 21, 2020

    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.
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  • BCBSWNY Providing Members Free Digital App to Support Mental Health and Overall Wellness

    BCBSWNY Providing Members Free Digital App to Support Mental Health and Overall Wellness

    April 28, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Providing Members Free Digital App to Support Mental Health and Overall Wellness. Among Health Plan’s Many Efforts to Support Members During Pandemic.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Fuels the Frontline During COVID-19 Pandemic

    BlueCross BlueShield Fuels the Frontline During COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 27, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Health Plan Sends Meals, Healthy Snacks to 1,500 WNY Heroes on Behalf of its 1,500 Employees.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Fuels the Frontline During COVID-19 Pandemic

    BlueCross BlueShield Fuels the Frontline During COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 27, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York in the local news
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  • All Member Out-of-Pocket Costs Waived for Coronavirus Testing and Treatment

    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.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Opens 2020 Blue Fund Grant Cycle

    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.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Starts Region’s First Value-Based Payment Model for Behavioral Health Care in Partnership with Value Network

    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.
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  • Julie R. Snyder Wins a Prestigious “Top Women in PR” Award

    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.
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