Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Montana
HELENA — Since the launch of the federal government’s online health insurance “marketplace” in Montana last October, a net 30,000 Montanans have gained new health coverage, the state auditor’s office said Tuesday.
HELENA — Top executives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana did not take a pay cut last year, as reported erroneously by the Gazette State Bureau in May — but, rather, received quite a bit more in total compensation.
HELENA — The parent firm of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has been sued by a benefits-administration group, which says the Chicago-based insurance giant is hoarding excess profits and unduly enriching its executives.
HELENA — The state insurance commissioner said Monday that health insurers in Montana can choose to extend 2013 individual and small-group policies that had been canceled because they didn’t comply with new rules under Obamacare.
HELENA — The Obama administration’s attempt Thursday to allow people to keep old health-insurance plans slated for cancellation is creating more confusion in an already tumultuous market, Montana’s insurance commissioner said.
HELENA — A quiet revolution is taking place in how better health care can be provided at less overall cost, and those who don’t adopt the model will become obsolete, a medical expert said Monday.
HELENA — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, the state’s largest private health insurer, told thousands of customers this week it is raising premiums 3.5 percent in January because of “Obamacare” fees and taxes.
HELENA – The state’s top insurance official on Monday released the premiums Montanans will pay for health insurance policies they buy on the new Obamacare marketplace in 2014 -- and said she is “pleasantly surprised” by the prices.
HELENA — Montana’s insurance regulator on Thursday approved, with conditions, the purchase of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana by the fourth-largest health insurance firm in the nation.
HELENA – Come October, Montanans should be able to shop for health insurance on a new Internet marketplace, and anywhere from 150,000 to 200,000 Montanans will be eligible for federal subsidies to help pay for the policies.
HELENA — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana and its prospective buyer agreed Friday to create at least 100 new jobs in Montana and keep health insurance costs relatively low, in exchange for a state recommendation to approve their merger.
HELENA — The Chicago-based health insurer that hopes to buy Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana said Monday it has scrapped plans to build a 100-employee call center in Great Falls.
HELENA -- Ten years ago, the Illinois-based health insurance giant planning to buy Montana’s Blue Cross plan did the same in New Mexico, and that state’s top insurance official says things have turned out fairly well there for Blue Cross.
Mike Frank is CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana.
HELENA — For the first time in 28 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana in 2013 won’t be managing at least a share of the state employee health plan, after mistakenly missing a deadline for bidding on the contract.
HELENA — The antitrust agreement Tuesday involving the U.S. and state justice departments and Montana's two largest private health insurers, Blue Cross and New West, has plenty of moving parts.
HELENA — The chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is retiring after 36 years with the company.
HELENA — A top-level shake-up at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has resulted in a smaller executive team, a handful of promotions and less daily responsibility for the chief executive of the state’s largest health insurance provider.