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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…

Guest opinion: Compare networks, copays, premiums when choosing plan

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been a whirlwind, but one thing has remained steady — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana’s commitment to do everything in our power to help our current and potential customers navigate the new health insurance landscape.

January 17, 2014 10:20 amLoading…
Blue Cross buyer pays huge executive bonuses, will keep pay secret

Blue Cross buyer pays huge executive bonuses, will keep pay secret

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.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Fit Kids Club takes off at Poly Drive Elementary

Fit Kids Club takes off at Poly Drive Elementary

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.

March 27, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Blue Cross Montana files documents on merger, will create $100 million foundation

Blue Cross Montana files documents on merger, will create $100 million foundation

HELENA – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, the state’s largest private health insurer, asked state regulators Friday to approve its proposed merger with an Illinois-based nonprofit insurance giant -– a move that also would create a $100 million-plus health charity in Montana.

November 16, 2012 12:34 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: New alliance will help control health care costs

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…

September 22, 2012 12:05 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 of Montana merging with fourth-largest health insurer in nation

HELENA — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, the state’s dominant private health insurer, announced Monday it will be bought by the fourth largest health insurance company in the nation — yet still remain as a nonprofit firm with a state focus.

September 17, 2012 11:41 amLoading…
Blue Cross pins blame for state contract snafu on fired marketing officer

Blue Cross pins blame for state contract snafu on fired marketing officer

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.

April 24, 2012 6:15 amLoading…

Blue Cross, New West report executive salaries

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.

April 04, 2012 6:00 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…

Guest opinion: Montana care changing to keep people healthier

The new health care reform laws and a struggling economy present some unique challenges for all of us. Nonetheless, the uncertainty we are facing in Montana and throughout America presents us with an opportunity to improve our health care system and the manner in which we all access quality …

September 18, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Blue Cross Blue Shield shutting down Great Falls facility

HELENA — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana says it is closing a Great Falls facility and consolidating it with its headquarters in Helena.

July 20, 2011 6:07 amLoading…

Blue Cross Blue Shield pays salary bonuses for 2010

HELENA — Top executives and other employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, the state's largest health insurer, received bonuses in 2010 as the company's finances rebounded from a year earlier.

March 09, 2011 2:47 pmLoading…
Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO Mike Frank

Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO Mike Frank

Mike Frank, the new CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, grew up in Billings, attended college at Montana State University in Bozeman and graduate school at the University of Montana in Missoula.

December 03, 2010 5:45 pmLoading…
Frank takes helm at Blue Cross, Blue Shield

Frank takes helm at Blue Cross, Blue Shield

HELENA — As the new president and chief executive officer of Montana's largest private health insurer, Mike Frank said he's ready to help guide Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana through the new health care landscape brought on by the federal reform bill.

December 03, 2010 5:45 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…

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