Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Montana
HELENA — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is backing off a plan to increase premiums 3.5 percent in January because of fees in the new federal health care law.
HELENA — Corporations, trade associations, unions and advocacy groups spent nearly $6.1 million trying to influence the 2013 Legislature, according to financial reports filed with the state political practices commissioner’s office.
HELENA — State insurance officials said this week that they’re not yet convinced the proposed merger of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana with an Illinois health insurance giant is good for Montana consumers — and are asking the companies for commitments that might lead them to change their mind.
HELENA — Top executives of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana received big bonuses in 2012 — but their payments are chicken feed compared to bonuses paid to executives who run the health care giant planning to buy Blue Cross.
Mike Frank, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, stood on the playground at Poly Drive Elementary on Wednesday, squinting in the bright afternoon sun, watching more than 100 kids race around and play about a half-dozen vigorous games.
MISSOULA — With the largest components of the recent health care law kicking in at the start of 2014, businesses have a lot of decisions to make this year about how they will react to new rules and regulations.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has purchased about 21 acres of land at the eastern edge of Helena, a potential location for a new building for its approximately 500 employees who now work downtown.
Health care is growing more costly for individuals and families and for businesses that provide health care benefits to their employees. There is much debate about the cause of these growing costs, but one thing is certain: about 75 percent of the $2 trillion we spend each year on health car…
HELENA — Mike Frank, in his first full year as president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, received about $514,000 in total compensation in 2011, including a $103,000 bonus, according to records filed with the state.
HELENA — Montana's biggest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, increased its premium revenue by nearly $40 million last year but still had an underwriting loss for the third year in a row.
HELENA — The head of an Oregon insurance company said Tuesday that his firm’s pending purchase of part of Montana’s second-largest health insurer will create a new option for consumers in the Montana market and should be approved by state regulators.
HELENA — A foundation financed by Montana’s largest private health insurer believes childhood obesity has reached a “crisis” level in the state, and said Tuesday said it plans to fund proposals to attack the problem at a statewide level.
HELENA — The Montana hospitals that control New West Health Services, the state’s second-largest private health insurer, have tentatively agreed to transfer one-fourth of its business to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana — and New West may sell off another big chunk of its business in the n…
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana's building is seen here at its Fuller Avenue location in Helena.
HELENA — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, the state’s largest private health insurer, increased its revenue last year and cut administrative costs, but still lost money on its health insurance business, according to its annual report.
HELENA — If you believe the federal health reform law is a bad idea, then you should stop Montana from setting up an Internet clearinghouse to sell health insurance — which is the "linchpin" of federal reform, a state senator said Tuesday.
HELENA — Last Thursday, Democrats and the president celebrated the six-month anniversary of the massive federal health reform bill, but a poll shows they still have a lot of work to do if they hope to convince Americans that the reforms are a good plan.