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Monday marks the deadline for Wyoming residents and the rest of the nation to enroll for health care plans in the insurance exchange outlined by the Affordable Care Act.
HELENA — Early last Monday morning, Matt Smeltzer adjusted a counter on his bike. He and a few Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana employees were about to ride the entire course of the Governor’s Cup marathon, backward — starting at the Lewis and Clark Library and ending in Marysville.
HELENA — Illinois records show the top 10 executives of a Chicago-based health insurance company that wants to buy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana made $59 million in salary and bonuses last year.
HELENA — An Illinois health insurer has agreed to pay an additional $23 million to acquire Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana if state regulators signal by the end of the month they plan to approve the deal.
HELENA -- State officials are gearing up for an extensive review of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana’s proposed merger with an Illinois-based health insurance giant, including the hiring of consultants to examine the merger’s impacts on Montana.
When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana was founded more than 70 years ago, the population of our great state was about half what it is today. Small family farms were the backbone of the economy. Gasoline was cheap and there was no such thing as a personal computer or iPad. A lot has chan…
HELENA — PacificSource, one of the newest and biggest private health insurers in Montana, is opening a new main office for the state in Helena and has hired a Montana insurance executive as its regional director.
HELENA — When health insurance executive David Kibbe surveys the health care landscape in Montana one last time, he sees some very positive things: Emerging competition among insurers, expanding access to care and a growing focus on keeping people well.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, which inadvertently missed a deadline to bid on a key $4 million state contract in November, has assigned blame to its former chief marketing officer, who was fired later that month and is now suing the company.
HELENA -- Cigna, the Connecticut-based health insurance giant, will be the new administrator of the state of Montana's employee health plan, which covers 32,500 people, Cigna and the state announced Monday.
In a case that could force health insurers to pay claims even when another insurer completely pays off hospital bills, a woman injured in a Helena car accident in 2009 is suing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, charging that she should have received payments from both that insurance com…
A former chief marketing officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana has filed a lawsuit against the corporation charging she was fired in retaliation for reporting illegal actions by the company.
HELENA — This week’s antitrust deal involving Montana’s two biggest health insurers sets up a substantial new player in the Montana market: PacificSource, a $1 billion company from Oregon that’s on an expansion kick.
HELENA — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana says it is closing a Great Falls facility and consolidating it with its headquarters in Helena.
HELENA —Insure Montana, the state program that subsidizes health insurance for small businesses and their employees, plans to ask for new bids on its "pooled" coverage that serves nearly 900 companies.
HELENA — A group of Montanans, including formFer state Auditor John Morrison, plans to form a health insurance co-op that would provide a new coverage option for Montanans as member-customers.
HELENA — A trio of Montana farmers who say Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana overcharged them for health insurance is asking a federal appeals court to allow state courts to resolve the issue.
HELENA — New West Health Services, Montana’s second-largest private health insurer, is considering selling a significant part of its insurance business to its larger competitor, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Montana, the Gazette State Bureau has learned.
After starting and finishing at Grandview Park for 31 years, the Heart and Sole Run will be finishing at Dehler Park this June.