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  • BCBSWNY and BMG Announce New Multi-Year Agreement

    BCBSWNY and BMG Announce New Multi-Year Agreement

    October 15, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Buffalo Medical Group announce a new multi-year in network agreement across all lines of business, including Medicare Advantage, that ensures BlueCross BlueShield’s members will continue to have access to Buffalo Medical Group’s physicians and services.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Launches Depression Screening Tools, Free for Western New York Community

    BlueCross BlueShield Launches Depression Screening Tools, Free for Western New York Community

    October 09, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York today launched free self-screening online tools for anxiety and depression, designed to help individuals understand if they are dealing with depression and/or anxiety and to then connect them to resources as needed.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Extends Most Popular Virtual Fitness Class Through End of 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield Extends Most Popular Virtual Fitness Class Through End of 2020

    October 06, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, in partnership with The Buffalo Waterfront, announced that it will extend its popular, free Fitness at Canalside virtual class offerings through the end of 2020, with a new dance fitness series, led by three of the areas most beloved instructors.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Offers 65+ Adults More Benefits for Less with $0 Health Plans

    BlueCross BlueShield Offers 65+ Adults More Benefits for Less with $0 Health Plans

    October 02, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced a broad suite of Medicare Advantage options for 2021, including $0 premium plans, available to more than 300,000 Medicare-eligible consumers in Western New York.
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  • University Express Kicks Off the Fall  with Free Classes for Adults

    University Express Kicks Off the Fall with Free Classes for Adults

    October 01, 2020

    Registration is now open for the fall semester of University Express, a series of academic classes, available at no cost to Western New York residents 55 years and older.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Offers Free Diabetes Management Program for Members

    BlueCross BlueShield Offers Free Diabetes Management Program for Members

    September 30, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced that it expanded its partnership with Livongo® to offer the Livongo for Diabetes program at no-cost to fully insured BlueCross BlueShield members living with the condition.
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  •  BlueCross BlueShield Announces $2.1 Million in Relief for 150 Local Primary Care Providers

    BlueCross BlueShield Announces $2.1 Million in Relief for 150 Local Primary Care Providers

    September 11, 2020

    At a time when health care providers face significant challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York today announced it distributed $2.1 million in relief for nearly 150 local primary care provider (PCP) groups through its COVID-19 Provider Relief Program (PRP).
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Offers Healthy, Safe Activities for Western New Yorkers This Fall

    BlueCross BlueShield Offers Healthy, Safe Activities for Western New Yorkers This Fall

    September 03, 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, the regions’ leading community-based, not-for-profit health plan, is partnering with local organizations to present a variety of events through Fall to provide the community with free, healthy and safe activities.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Statement on COVID-19 Testing

    BlueCross BlueShield Statement on COVID-19 Testing

    August 24, 2020

    At BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, we have and will continue to cover all medically necessary testing and treatment for our members. That has been the case since the pandemic exploded here in March. We still cover all testing recommended by a doctor, or other health care provider, because of direct exposure, travel exposure, or symptoms.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Employees Fill FeedMore WNY Truck with 5 Tons of Most-Needed Food Items

    BlueCross BlueShield Employees Fill FeedMore WNY Truck with 5 Tons of Most-Needed Food Items

    August 14, 2020

    To support growing community needs, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York employees collected over 5 tons of food and nearly $2,000 for FeedMore WNY at a drive-through food drive it hosted at its headquarters. Notably, with 95% of BlueCross BlueShield employees working remotely, they made a special trip to deliver the most needed food items, 10,441 pounds in total.
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  • BlueCross BlueShield Extends $0 Telehealth Through End of 2020

    BlueCross BlueShield Extends $0 Telehealth Through End of 2020

    August 12, 2020

    To ensure members continue to have access to affordable and convenient care, as well as to encourage physicians to continue to leverage telehealth when appropriate, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is extending telehealth coverage at no cost share or co-pay for fully insured Commercial and Medicare Advantage members through Dec. 31, 2020.
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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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