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.
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Announces Partnership with Civica Rx
January 23, 2020
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, in partnership with 18 independent and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies throughout the country and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), announced a partnership with nonprofit generic drug company, Civica RX, to create a subsidiary dedicated to lowering the cost of select generic drugs.
BlueCross BlueShield and Roswell Park Announce Contract Agreement
January 08, 2020
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center announced a contract agreement that ensures BlueCross BlueShield members will continue to have access to the center’s nationally recognized cancer care.
Blue Fund Awards $2.5 Million to 12 WNY Organizations
October 03, 2019
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has awarded $2.5 million in grants to 12 major health-based projects across Western New York that will have a positive impact on behavioral health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, health-care workforce development, healthy children, and the opioid epidemic.
With the annual enrollment period less than two weeks away, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced a broad suite of Medicare Advantage options for 2020, including a $0 premium plan, available to more than 300,000 Medicare-eligible consumers in Western New York.