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Tips to deal with the high cost of prescription medications

September 27, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Nearly one in five adults (18%) reported that they or a family member skipped prescribed medicine at least once in the prior 12 months to save money, according to a recent survey from Gallup and West Health. “Although higher costs may be causing many...

Rochester

Tips to deal with the high cost of prescription medications

September 27, 2022 | Syracuse, NY

Nearly one in five adults (18%) reported that they or a family member skipped prescribed medicine at least once in the prior 12 months to save money, according to a recent survey from Gallup and West Health. “Although higher costs may be causing many...

Central New York

Tips to deal with the high cost of prescription medications

September 27, 2022

Nearly one in five adults (18%) reported that they or a family member skipped prescribed medicine at least once in the prior 12 months to save money, according to a recent survey from Gallup and West Health. “Although higher costs may be causing...

Corporate

Breast cancer awareness is important, but mammograms can save lives

September 21, 2022 | Elmira, NY

In New York state, 83% of individuals who are recommended to have a mammogram are following the state’s screening guidelines, a percentage that’s been stable for two decades according to a review of state data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. That...

CNY Southern Tier

Breast cancer awareness is important, but mammograms can save lives

September 21, 2022

In New York state, 83% of individuals who are recommended to have a mammogram are following the state’s screening guidelines, a percentage that’s been stable for two decades according to a review of state data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. That...

Corporate

Breast cancer awareness is important, but mammograms can save lives

September 21, 2022 | Syracuse, NY

In New York state, 83% of individuals who are recommended to have a mammogram are following the state’s screening guidelines, a percentage that’s been stable for two decades according to a review of state data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. That...

Central New York

Breast cancer awareness is important, but mammograms can save lives

September 21, 2022 | Rochester, NY

In New York state, 83% of individuals who are recommended to have a mammogram are following the state’s screening guidelines, a percentage that’s been stable for two decades according to a review of state data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. That...

Rochester

Breast cancer awareness is important, but mammograms can save lives

September 21, 2022 | Utica, NY

In New York state, 83% of individuals who are recommended to have a mammogram are following the state’s screening guidelines, a percentage that’s been stable for two decades according to a review of state data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. That...

Utica

NCQA Releases 2022 Health Plan Ratings

September 19, 2022

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has just received its 2022 ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The following ratings (based on a 5 Star rating system) reflect 2021 plan performance across all lines of business.  4.5...

Corporate

Monkeypox Q&A

September 19, 2022 | Rochester, NY

With the United States experiencing an outbreak of the monkeypox virus, Kathleen Robischon, MD, answers some common questions about the disease.    Dr. Robischon is a senior medical director at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Please note:...

Corporate

Community leaders join Excellus BCBS Governing Boards and Regional Advisory Boards

September 1, 2022 | Rochester, NY

ROCHESTER, NY – Two community leaders have joined the Regional Advisory and Governing Boards of Excellus Health Plan, Inc., and its parent and subsidiary companies. Seanelle Hawkins, Ed.D., President and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester, has been...

Rochester

Community leaders join Excellus BCBS Governing Boards and Regional Advisory Boards

September 1, 2022 | Rochester, NY

ROCHESTER, NY – Two community leaders have joined the Regional Advisory and Governing Boards of Excellus Health Plan, Inc., and its parent and subsidiary companies. Seanelle Hawkins, Ed.D., President and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester, has been...

Corporate

One third of adults are prediabetic and most don’t know it

August 22, 2022 | Rochester, NY

One in three adults in the U.S. – or about 88 million Americans – has prediabetes, yet more than 80 percent of them don’t know it, according to an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield review of current data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS addresses health disparities in upstate New York with Health Equity Award Funding

August 15, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply beginning August 15 Recognizing structural racism as a driving force of health inequities, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield invites nonprofit organizations to apply for their Health Equity Awards. The awards...

Corporate

Napierala Named VP of Medicare and Individual Market Sales

August 8, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Andrew Napierala has been hired as Vice President of Medicare and Individual Market Sales for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.  His oversight will include field sales, telesales, retail sites, and broker operations for these lines of...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS named to the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion®

July 20, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to be named to the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion after receiving a top score of 100 percent on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey by Disability:IN and the...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS announces new CNY Regional Advisory Board members

July 19, 2022 | Syracuse, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has named Jeremy Klemanski, John M. Marraffa, Jr., and William J. Simmons, Esq., to its Central New York Regional Advisory Board. “As a local health plan, our mission is to help people in our communities live healthier and...

Central New York

Excellus BCBS names Dajia Richardson as Rochester region community investments and partnerships manager

July 19, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recently named Dajia Richardson as community investments and partnerships manager for the company's Rochester region. Her responsibilities in this role include overseeing strategic investments with the goal of improving...

Rochester

CDC says Black Americans targeted by makers of menthol cigarettes

July 6, 2022 | Rochester, NY

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to ban the manufacture and sale of menthol cigarettes. But with the dangers of smoking so well-known, why the current focus on these specific tobacco products?      ...

Corporate

Uncomfortable topics: Promoting open dialogue between patient and provider

July 1, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield regularly conducts health outcome surveys of a random sampling of its Medicare members to learn about their relationship with their health care providers and the conversations they have (or don’t have) about topics...

Corporate

Cervical Cancer Screening Saves Lives

June 8, 2022 | Rochester, NY

In New York state, 20 percent of individuals who are eligible for cervical cancer screening are not following the screening guidelines, despite the evidence that screening saves lives.   A review of data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield found that...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS Provides 65 Community Health Awards to Area Nonprofits

May 23, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced today that it is awarding a total of 65 community health awards to nonprofit organizations across upstate New York. The community health award funding will support innovative programs and solutions to advance...

Corporate

Well-child visits over summer break: Book them now

May 4, 2022 | Rochester, NY

It’s not too early to arrange the medical and dental visits your kids will need over the summer break from school. With planning, you’ll be able to easily fit the well-child visits, camp physicals, and dental check-ups into your schedule of day trips,...

Corporate

Not-for-profits Invited to Submit Maternal Health Care Project Ideas for Excellus BCBS Member and Community Health Improvement Funding

May 2, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced today that it is asking the community to submit ideas, for its Member and Community Health Improvement (MACHI) funding, that specifically targets maternal health programs and access to comprehensive maternal care...

Corporate

Medication Adherance - Importance of taking medication as directed

April 21, 2022

The World Health Organization says that getting more patients to take their medications as directed, known as medication adherence, may have a greater impact on the health of the population than any improvement in specific medical treatments. But,...

Corporate

Lives are saved through organ donation – register today

March 25, 2022 | Syracuse, NY

More than 8,500 New York state residents are waiting for an organ transplant that can save their life, according to a review of state data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Unfortunately, time will run out for around 500 of them, as that is the average...

CNY Southern Tier

Excellus BCBS Partnering with Civica to Increase Access to Affordable Insulin

Civica to manufacture and distribute three insulins for $30 or less per vial

March 3, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Today, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and other Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies joined Civica’s initiative to manufacture and distribute affordable insulins that, once approved, will be...

Corporate

Too many people skip colon cancer screening

February 25, 2022

Colorectal cancer is among the leading causes of cancer deaths in New York state, but roughly one third of adults who should be checked for the disease have not been screened. An Excellus BlueCross BlueShield review of 2020 health data found that 71.5...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS accepting Community Health Award applications beginning February 17th

February 17, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Awards that the company is offering to help fund health and wellness programs in upstate New York. The application period opens on Thursday,...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS Awards Hospitals $30 Million for Quality Improvements

February 14, 2022 | Syracuse, NY

Thirty-one upstate New York hospitals and health centers earned a combined $30 million in quality improvement payments from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield last year as part of the nonprofit health insurer’s Hospital Performance Incentive Program. Since...

Central New York

Excellus BCBS Awards Hospitals $30 Million for Quality Improvements

February 14, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Thirty-one upstate New York hospitals and health centers earned a combined $30 million in quality improvement payments from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield last year as part of the nonprofit health insurer’s Hospital Performance Incentive Program. Since...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS Awards Hospitals $30 Million for Quality Improvements

February 14, 2022 | Elmira, NY

Thirty-one upstate New York hospitals and health centers earned a combined $30 million in quality improvement payments from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield last year as part of the nonprofit health insurer’s Hospital Performance Incentive Program. Since...

CNY Southern Tier

Excellus BCBS Awards Hospitals $30 Million for Quality Improvements

February 14, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Thirty-one upstate New York hospitals and health centers earned a combined $30 million in quality improvement payments from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield last year as part of the nonprofit health insurer’s Hospital Performance Incentive Program. Since...

Rochester

Excellus BCBS Awards Hospitals $30 Million for Quality Improvements

February 14, 2022 | Utica, NY

Thirty-one upstate New York hospitals and health centers earned a combined $30 million in quality improvement payments from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield last year as part of the nonprofit health insurer’s Hospital Performance Incentive Program. Since...

Utica

Excellus BCBS Earns 90 percent in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index

January 27, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has received a score of 90 percent out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices...

Corporate

Can you get the care you need outside of the ED?

January 19, 2022 | Rochester, NY

There are millions of visits to hospital emergency departments (ED) in New York state each year that don’t result in a hospital stay, according to New York State Department of Health data. And while some conditions require emergency care, many are...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS appoints Cindy Langston as its first female chief information officer

January 6, 2022 | Rochester, NY

Cindy Langston has been appointed as senior vice president and chief information officer at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, the largest nonprofit health insurer in upstate New York. Langston is the company’s first female chief information officer in...

Corporate

The Silent Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health

November 29, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Forty-one percent of adults report struggling with mental health or substance use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from 20 percent pre-COVID. Nearly one in three adults now report having symptoms of anxiety or...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS has raised its minimum wage to $18 an hour

November 22, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has raised the minimum wage for all employees at its company to $18 an hour. Previously, the minimum wage was $15 an hour. “I’m excited to share that our organization has a new $18 an hour minimum wage,” said Jim Reed, CEO...

Corporate

Q&A on Medicare Basics with Ryan Dolan, Excellus BCBS Medicare Field Sales Manager

November 18, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Are you newly Medicare eligible (turning 65), planning to retire soon, or have you had Medicare for years and wonder if you’re in the right plan? Regardless, Medicare can be confusing.  Ryan Dolan, Medicare Field Sales Manager at Excellus...

Corporate

Q&A on Medicare Basics with Ryan Dolan, Excellus BCBS Medicare Field Sales Manager

November 18, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Are you newly Medicare eligible (turning 65), planning to retire soon, or have you had Medicare for years and wonder if you’re in the right plan? Regardless, Medicare can be confusing.  Ryan Dolan, Medicare Field Sales Manager at Excellus...

Rochester

Excellus BCBS appoints Gina Cuyler, MD as Vice President Health Equity and Community Investments

November 16, 2021 | Rochester, NY

In keeping with its mission to ensure access to high quality health care and reduce health disparities, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced that Gina Cuyler, MD. has joined the health plan as Vice President Health Equity and Community Investments. ...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS appoints Gina Cuyler, MD as Vice President Health Equity and Community Investments

November 16, 2021 | Rochester, NY

In keeping with its mission to ensure access to high quality health care and reduce health disparities, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced that Gina Cuyler, MD. has joined the health plan as Vice President Health Equity and Community Investments. ...

Rochester

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announces recipients of 2021 Health Equity Awards

November 9, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced today the recipients of its 2021 Health Equity Awards. The awards represent more than $388,000 in financial support the nonprofit health insurer is providing to community programs that address racial and ethnic...

Central New York

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announces recipients of 2021 Health Equity Awards

November 9, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced today the recipients of its 2021 Health Equity Awards. The awards represent more than $388,000 in financial support the nonprofit health insurer is providing to community programs that address racial and ethnic...

Corporate

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announces recipients of 2021 Health Equity Awards

November 9, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced today the recipients of its 2021 Health Equity Awards. The awards represent more than $388,000 in financial support the nonprofit health insurer is providing to community programs that address racial and ethnic...

CNY Southern Tier

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announces recipients of 2021 Health Equity Awards

November 9, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced today the recipients of its 2021 Health Equity Awards. The awards represent more than $388,000 in financial support the nonprofit health insurer is providing to community programs that address racial and ethnic...

Rochester

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announces recipients of 2021 Health Equity Awards

November 9, 2021 | Utica, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced today the recipients of its 2021 Health Equity Awards. The awards represent more than $388,000 in financial support the nonprofit health insurer is providing to community programs that address racial and ethnic...

Utica

About 60 Summer 2022 Internship Positions Will Be Available at Excellus BCBS

November 5, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Starting now through the end of the year, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is posting about 60 college internships for Summer 2022 for college students at its locations in upstate New York. Summer internship positions currently available include jobs in...

Corporate

Untreated oral disease impacts quality of life for adults and kids

November 3, 2021

Thirty percent of upstate New York adults did not visit a dentist within the past year, according to the results of a survey commissioned by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. And that’s troubling because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Corporate

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield appoints Brenda Rigas General Counsel and Senior Vice President

October 28, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

Brenda Rigas has been appointed as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Over the past 14 years, Rigas has been the primary legal support for compliance and regulatory affairs at the organization and has managed...

Corporate

Innovative benefits for 2022 define Medicare from Excellus BCBS

October 14, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

A NEW zero-premium option, $40 Part B monthly refunds, savings on select insulin, and a meal delivery service are among the 2022 benefit highlights for Medicare Advantage Plans from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. And that’s in addition to longtime...

Central New York

Innovative benefits for 2022 define Medicare from Excellus BCBS

October 14, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Lower premiums for many plans and reduced PCP/specialist copays across most plans, an eyewear allowance on all plans, savings on select insulin on most plans, and preventive dental now included on $0 Premium Medicare Blue Choice Select (HMO) Plan are...

Rochester

Excellus BCBS achieves 5-star rating for two of its Medicare plans: among the highest in the nation and upstate New York

October 8, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Star Ratings for 2022 has awarded Excellus BlueCross BlueShield 5-star ratings for two of its Medicare plans, making it among the highest rated Medicare plans in the nation and in upstate New...

Central New York

Excellus BCBS achieves 5-star rating for two of its Medicare plans: among the highest in the nation and upstate New York

October 8, 2021 | Rochester, NY

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Star Ratings for 2022 has awarded Excellus BlueCross BlueShield 5-star ratings for two of its Medicare plans, making it among the highest rated Medicare plans in the nation and in upstate New...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS achieves 5-star rating for two of its Medicare plans: among the highest in the nation and upstate New York

October 8, 2021 | Elmira, NY

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Star Ratings for 2022 has awarded Excellus BlueCross BlueShield 5-star ratings for two of its Medicare plans, making it among the highest rated Medicare plans in the nation and in upstate New...

CNY Southern Tier

Excellus BCBS Medicare plans among the highest in the nation and the only 5-star HMO plan in the greater Rochester area

October 8, 2021 | Rochester, NY

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Star Ratings for 2022 has awarded Excellus BlueCross BlueShield a 5-star rating, making it among the highest rated Medicare plans in the nation and in upstate New York. Ratings are based on...

Rochester

Excellus BCBS achieves 5-star rating for two of its Medicare plans: among the highest in the nation and upstate New York

October 8, 2021 | Utica, NY

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Star Ratings for 2022 has awarded Excellus BlueCross BlueShield 5-star ratings for two of its Medicare plans, making it among the highest rated Medicare plans in the nation and in upstate New...

Utica

The value of the flu vaccine and other lessons from flu seasons past

September 28, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Flu activity was unusually low throughout the 2020-2021 flu season both in the United States and globally, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the reason is not a surprise. The safety protocols implemented to protect...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS addresses health disparities in upstate New York with new Health Equity Awards

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply beginning August 17

August 17, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

Recognizing structural racism as a driving force of health inequities and a barrier to its goal of health equity, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield invites nonprofit organizations to apply for Health Equity Awards of up to $30,000 each to help fund health...

Central New York

Excellus BCBS addresses health disparities in upstate New York with new Health Equity Awards

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply beginning August 17

August 17, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Recognizing structural racism as a driving force of health inequities and a barrier to its goal of health equity, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield invites nonprofit organizations to apply for Health Equity Awards of up to $30,000 each to help fund health...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS addresses health disparities in upstate New York with new Health Equity Awards

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply beginning August 17

August 17, 2021 | Elmira, NY

Recognizing structural racism as a driving force of health inequities and a barrier to its goal of health equity, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield invites nonprofit organizations to apply for Health Equity Awards of up to $30,000 each to help fund health...

CNY Southern Tier

Excellus BCBS addresses health disparities in upstate New York with new Health Equity Awards

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply beginning August 17

August 17, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Recognizing structural racism as a driving force of health inequities and a barrier to its goal of health equity, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield invites nonprofit organizations to apply for Health Equity Awards of up to $30,000 each to help fund health...

Rochester

Excellus BCBS addresses health disparities in upstate New York with new Health Equity Awards

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply beginning August 17

August 17, 2021 | Utica, NY

Recognizing structural racism as a driving force of health inequities and a barrier to its goal of health equity, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield invites nonprofit organizations to apply for Health Equity Awards of up to $30,000 each to help fund health...

Utica

Falling doesn’t have to be part of aging

August 3, 2021 | Rochester, NY

More than one in four older adults in the U.S. report falling each year, according to the CDC, which translates to about 36 million falls. One out of five of those falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury, and that can have a...

Corporate

Falling doesn’t have to be part of aging

August 3, 2021 | Rochester, NY

More than one in four older adults in the U.S. report falling each year, according to the CDC, which translates to about 36 million falls. One out of five of those falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury, and that can have a...

Rochester

Excellus BCBS named to the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion ®

July 13, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to be named to the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion after receiving a top score of 100 percent on the 2021 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey by Disability:IN and the...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS Announces James R. Reed as President and Chief Executive Officer

May 3, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced today that James R. Reed has been appointed chief executive officer of the $6.2 billion health plan and its parent company, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies. Reed has been serving as president and CEO-elect...

Corporate

TIME FOR EVERYONE TO GET #VACCINEREADY

April 1, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Because of COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is working to help the community become #VaccineReady during National Minority Health Month. Excellus BCBS has a dedicated COVID-19 website...

Corporate

The winter blues are real, and COVID may make it worse

February 9, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

Some people love the cold weather months. They eagerly bundle up for a brisk walk, they hit the ski slopes, they huddle by a window to watch the snowflakes float to the ground. But for other people, this is a dreary time of year filled with feelings of...

Central New York

The winter blues are real, and COVID may make it worse

February 9, 2021 | Rochestery, NY

Some people love the cold weather months. They eagerly bundle up for a brisk walk, they hit the ski slopes, they huddle by a window to watch the snowflakes float to the ground. But for other people, this is a dreary time of year filled with feelings of...

Corporate

The winter blues are real, and COVID may make it worse

February 9, 2021 | Elmira, NY

Some people love the cold weather months. They eagerly bundle up for a brisk walk, they hit the ski slopes, they huddle by a window to watch the snowflakes float to the ground. But for other people, this is a dreary time of year filled with feelings of...

CNY Southern Tier

The winter blues are real, and COVID may make it worse

February 9, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Some people love the cold weather months. They eagerly bundle up for a brisk walk, they hit the ski slopes, they huddle by a window to watch the snowflakes float to the ground. But for other people, this is a dreary time of year filled with feelings of...

Rochester

The winter blues are real, and COVID may make it worse

February 9, 2021 | Utica, NY

Some people love the cold weather months. They eagerly bundle up for a brisk walk, they hit the ski slopes, they huddle by a window to watch the snowflakes float to the ground. But for other people, this is a dreary time of year filled with feelings of...

Utica

Excellus BCBS accepting Community Health Award applications beginning February 1st

Nonprofit organizations in the Central New York region are invited to apply for grants

February 1, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants of up to $5,000, which the company is offering to help fund health and wellness programs in the region. The application period opens on...

Central New York

Excellus BCBS accepting Community Health Award applications beginning February 1st

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants

February 1, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants totaling $150,000 to help fund health and wellness programs in upstate New York. The application period opens on Monday, February 1 and...

Corporate

Excellus BCBS accepting Community Health Award applications beginning February 1st

Nonprofit organizations in the Southern Tier region are invited to apply for grants

February 1, 2021 | Elmira, NY

Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants that add up to a total of $150,000, which the company is offering to help fund health and wellness programs in upstate New York. The...

CNY Southern Tier

Excellus BCBS accepting Community Health Award applications beginning February 1st

Nonprofit organizations in the Rochester region are invited to apply for grants

February 1, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants totaling $150,000 to help fund health and wellness programs in upstate New York. The application period opens on Monday, February 1 and...

Rochester

Excellus BCBS accepting Community Health Award applications beginning February 1st

Nonprofits in the Mohawk Valley/North Country region are invited to apply for grants

February 1, 2021 | Utica, NY

Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants of up to $5,000, which the company is offering to help fund health and wellness programs in the region. The application period opens on...

Utica

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield honored for LGBTQ workplace equality

January 28, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield once again earned high marks from the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace equality,...

Corporate

Flu virus playbook as template for addressing COVID-19

Flu vaccine plus COVID safety protocols equals less flu

January 21, 2021 | Syracuse, NY

The prevalence of flu in New York state is way down compared to this time last year, according to an analysis of health tracking data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Contributing factors include a closer match between the genetic make-up of this...

Central New York

Flu virus playbook as template for addressing COVID-19

Flu vaccine plus COVID safety protocols equals less flu

January 21, 2021 | Rochester, NY

The prevalence of flu in New York state is way down compared to this time last year, according to an analysis of health tracking data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Contributing factors include a closer match between the genetic make-up of this...

Corporate

Flu virus playbook as template for addressing COVID-19

Flu vaccine plus COVID safety protocols equals less flu

January 21, 2021 | Elmira, NY

The prevalence of flu in New York state is way down compared to this time last year, according to an analysis of health tracking data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Contributing factors include a closer match between the genetic make-up of this...

CNY Southern Tier

Flu virus playbook as template for addressing COVID-19

Flu vaccine plus COVID safety protocols equals less flu

January 21, 2021 | Rochester, NY

The prevalence of flu in New York state is way down compared to this time last year, according to an analysis of health tracking data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Contributing factors include a closer match between the genetic make-up of this...

Rochester

Flu virus playbook as template for addressing COVID-19

Flu vaccine plus COVID safety protocols equals less flu

January 21, 2021 | Utica, NY

The prevalence of flu in New York state is way down compared to this time last year, according to an analysis of health tracking data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Contributing factors include a closer match between the genetic make-up of this...

Utica

Parents of newborns get help through new nurse telehealth program

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, United Way of Greater Rochester, Rochester Regional Health/GRIPA, Jordan Health/FLIPA, University of Rochester Medical Center/AHP, and primary care practices partner to deliver post-partum follow up care for families

January 19, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Caring for a newborn is a lot of work, especially when many new mothers are being discharged earlier from the hospital and may go home to fewer supports and resources because of the pandemic.  Many families find they can use some help after the...

Rochester

Telehealth now mainstream as insurers and state expand access to care

January 12, 2021 | Rochester, NY

Comprehensive telehealth legislation was an area of focus in New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 11th State of the State Address. “The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the inequities in our healthcare system and showed that telehealth is a critical tool...

Corporate

Local nonprofits receive Community Health Awards from Excellus BCBS to provide access to food, health care and help

December 20, 2020 | Rochester, NY

Ten nonprofit Rochester area organizations are receiving Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Community Health Awards to help provide people with better access to food, health care, and assistance.  Each of the organizations will receive up to $4,000...

Rochester

Early retirees and uninsured individuals have new choices for affordable health and dental insurance coverage

November 17, 2020 | Rochester, NY

To help people who may be retired but too young for Medicare or who may have lost their coverage due to employment changes, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is introducing two new health insurance plans and two new dental insurance plans for 2021. The...

Corporate

Teens who vape are at greater risk for COVID-19

October 28, 2020 | Rochester, NY

Young people who vaped were five to seven times more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than those who did not use e-cigarettes, according to a study of young people who were tested for the virus, published in The Journal of Adolescent Health in August...

Corporate

Teens who vape are at greater risk for COVID-19

October 28, 2020 | Rochester, NY

Young people who vaped were five to seven times more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than those who did not use e-cigarettes, according to a study of young people who were tested for the virus, published in The Journal of Adolescent Health in August...

Rochester

Excellus BCBS provides funding to Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations as part of COVID-19 response

October 22, 2020 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield is providing $50,000 in financial support to domestic violence prevention organizations across upstate New York as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan has committed to spending more than $162...

Excellus BCBS provides funding to Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations as part of COVID-19 response

October 22, 2020 | Elmira, NY

Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield is providing $50,000 in financial support to domestic violence prevention organizations across upstate New York as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan has committed to spending more than $162...

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Excellus BCBS provides funding to Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations as part of COVID-19 response

October 22, 2020 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield is providing $50,000 in financial support to domestic violence prevention organizations across upstate New York as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan has committed to spending more than $162...

Rochester

New Excellus BCBS programs to help protect members against rising costs of diabetic medications

October 20, 2020 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is introducing three new programs to reduce the cost of diabetic medications for members in 2021. One in ten adults has diabetes and the cost of medications such as insulin continues to dramatically increase. More than $1...

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New Excellus BCBS programs to help protect members against rising costs of diabetic medications

October 20, 2020 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is introducing three new programs to reduce the cost of diabetic medications for members in 2021. One in ten adults has diabetes and the cost of medications such as insulin continues to dramatically increase. More than $1...

Rochester

Excellus BCBS issues $21 million in premium refund credits as part of its COVID-19 pandemic response

October 13, 2020 | Rochester, NY

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is issuing $17.6 million in medical premium refund credits to about 700 large group employer and union-sponsored plans that are prospectively rated as part of its comprehensive community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Corporate

Federal government recognizes Excellus BCBS for high quality Medicare Advantage plans

October 8, 2020 | Rochester, NY

The federal government’s latest quality ratings have awarded the Medicare Advantage programs from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield with some of the highest ratings in the state. Medicare awarded Excellus BCBS with 4.5 stars out of a possible 5-star rating...

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Federal government recognizes Excellus BCBS for high quality Medicare Advantage plans

October 8, 2020 | Rochester, NY

The federal government’s latest quality ratings have awarded the Medicare Advantage programs from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield with some of the highest ratings in the state. Medicare awarded Excellus BCBS with 4.5 stars out of a possible 5-star rating...

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