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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Montana

Auditor’s office: Net increase of 30,000 Montanans with health insurance

Auditor’s office: Net increase of 30,000 Montanans with health insurance

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. 

July 15, 2014 7:21 pmLoading…
Blue Cross execs actually got a lot more pay in 2013 than earlier reported

Blue Cross execs actually got a lot more pay in 2013 than earlier reported

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.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Blue Cross parent firm sued for allegedly hoarding profits, boosting exec pay

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.

May 28, 2014 3:14 pm Related Loading…

Lindeen: Insurers may extend discontinued policies at current price

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.

November 25, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…
Obamacare announcement 'causing a lot of confusion,' insurance commissioner says

Obamacare announcement 'causing a lot of confusion,' insurance commissioner says

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.

November 14, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…

IBM health director touts benefits of 'medical homes'

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.

November 04, 2013 5:47 pmLoading…

Blue Cross increasing rates for thousands of customers; blames Obamacare fees

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.

November 01, 2013 4:20 pmLoading…
Consumers get look at Obamacare premiums in Montana – are they higher or lower?

Consumers get look at Obamacare premiums in Montana – are they higher or lower?

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.

August 19, 2013 10:01 am Related Loading…
Lindeen OKs purchase of Montana Blue Cross by national insurance giant

Lindeen OKs purchase of Montana Blue Cross by national insurance giant

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.

June 27, 2013 11:08 amLoading…
The new Montana health insurance marketplace

The new Montana health insurance marketplace

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.

June 23, 2013 12:05 am Related Loading…
Blue Cross, buyer agree to add, preserve Montana jobs, pay taxes, keep costs low

Blue Cross, buyer agree to add, preserve Montana jobs, pay taxes, keep costs low

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.

April 19, 2013 7:10 pmLoading…

Potential Blue Cross buyer pulls plug on Great Falls call center plan

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.

April 01, 2013 4:41 pmLoading…

What happened when HCSC gobbled up Blue Cross plans in other states?

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.

January 13, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Mike Frank, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana

Mike Frank, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana

Mike Frank is CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana.

September 17, 2012 7:25 pmLoading…

Blue Cross misses deadline on state health benefits contract

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.

December 07, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…

Details on the Blue Cross-New West deal

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.

November 08, 2011 6:53 pmLoading…

Blue Cross Blue Shield CEO retiring after 36 years

HELENA — The chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is retiring after 36 years with the company.

September 07, 2010 11:03 amLoading…

Blue Cross shakes up top-level management

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.

February 05, 2010 8:30 pmLoading…

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