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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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  • 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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