December 23, 2013
While the corporation supports a foundation that awards grants to South Carolina-based health care nonprofits, the company also authorizes major workplace fund-raising campaigns run by the employees.
December 16, 2013
BlueCross members diagnosed with or considered at risk for certain conditions receive materials and health coaching by telephone to help them understand their diseases and better manage their health.
December 16, 2013
The Supplier Recognition Program recognizes and incentivizes suppliers to continuously provide outstanding support to the company and the sector.
December 10, 2013
The South Carolina BLUE retail center, located in the Columbiana Station shopping center, will be open year round to sell health insurance and provide customer support.
December 3, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina have notified the state’s Department of Insurance that the plans will be allowing their non-grandfathered individual and small group policy holders to renew their existing health plan coverage for one year.
November 12, 2013
CGS Administrators, LLC (CGS) is proud to announce it has received a “Best Practices” award at the Best Compliance Practice Awards, the highest level of recognition for compliance program accomplishments.
November 11, 2013
The 59th International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition Congress, to be hosted in Anaheim, California, is the largest and most comprehensive respiratory care meeting in the world, according to the AARC.
November 8, 2013
The case study reports that the South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative has reduced unwarranted early-elective inductions by 50 percent, decreased neonatal intensive care unit admissions and saved the SCDHHS more than $6 million in just the first quarter of 2013.
November 4, 2013
Seniors opting for these plans can join any of more than 125 exercise and fitness centers in South Carolina.
October 28, 2013
The South Carolina BLUE retail center will be open year round to sell insurance and provide customer support.
October 21, 2013
The center will use the funds to cover operating expense and administrative costs for support of the behavioral healthcare clinics and housing programs.
September 25, 2013
Palmetto GBA has for the first time earned a ranking on the InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The Columbia-based Celerian Group company ranks 81st for its strategic emphasis on innovating through technology.
September 20, 2013
Unique in South Carolina, the SC BLUE mobile unit is one of many efforts by BlueCross to provide health insurance information in a comfortable environment.
September 18, 2013
The schedule for October includes a look at the alcohol use within our culture, learning more about health care reform, and a healthy cooking seminar.
September 13, 2013
SouthCarolinaBlues.com was redesigned specifically for our members and through studies and analytic reports, we were able to identify what’s most important to those visiting our site.
August 29, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has promoted Ravi Ravindra and Jeff Whitesides as vice presidents of information systems (IS). Ravindra will oversee technology infrastructure, while Whitesides will oversee application software.
August 19, 2013
Registration is open for BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina’s 12th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The event will be held August 24 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
August 19, 2013
Companion Property & Casualty Insurance Group announced today that Nick Bhatt has joined the company as vice president and chief information officer. Peter Livaich has joined the company as assistant vice president of business development.
August 15, 2013
The companies will be able to receive claims for securely provided telemedicine consultations. Initially, the program will cover three specialties: high-risk pregnancies, strokes, and mental health.
August 5, 2013
The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has approved BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid’s request to expand its Medicaid managed care coverage area to include Horry County.
July 31, 2013
The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program was started to help patients find quality providers for specialty care by identifying hospitals that meet objective, transparent, nationally consistent measures developed with input from the medical community.
July 18, 2013
Companion Life Insurance Co. has been named one of the top 50 performing life-health insurance companies in the nation by Ward Group, a Cincinnati-based insurance consulting firm.
July 8, 2013
The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation has awarded more than $2.2 million in its latest grant cycle to health care-related organizations serving uninsured and underinsured South Carolinians.
June 28, 2013
SC BLUE will be at several upstate events and are holding classes which inlcude Insurance 101, Healthy Cooking, and Weighing Your Options.
June 12, 2013
Jim Daley will discuss “Transforming Our Health Care System: Navigating and Succeeding in the New Marketplace.”
June 7, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s first retail store in the Upstate, South Carolina BLUE, opens officially with a ribbon cutting event and special activities planned for the public.
June 4, 2013
The grand opening will include balloon artists and a jumping inflatable obstacle course for children, giveaway items and prizes for adults, as well as greetings from the University of South Carolina’s Cocky, Clemson University’s Tiger, and the Greenville Drive’s Reedy Rip’It.
May 21, 2013
BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina is inviting elementary schools across the state to take part in a free walking program.
May 15, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina announced today that it has been awarded Health Plan 7.1 accreditation from URAC.
May 8, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina this week opened its first Upstate retail store to better serve the needs of people looking to buy insurance amid the new rules of health care reform.
May 6, 2013
An estimated 1,950 people took steps toward improved health during three community events organized by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina to mark the seventh annual National Walk@Lunch Day®.
April 9, 2013
As part of a national trend to implement best practices, improve quality and lower health care costs, BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina is working with 11 medical practices in Charleston and Berkeley counties that recently launched a new model in health care – patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs).
March 27, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will sponsor three public events in observance of National Walk@Lunch Day — on April 25 in Columbia, and on April 26 in Greenville and Charleston.
March 21, 2013
To help employers cope with escalating medical costs and new regulations, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has expanded its capabilities for large groups (50+ employees) that administer incentive plans to motivate healthy behaviors. Three new products in particular are gaining traction: plans that reward all employees with incentives for healthy behaviors, plans that enhance benefits for employees with chronic conditions, and plans that include a care advocate who helps fill gaps in services.
March 19, 2013
BlueChoice® HealthPlan Medicaid recently added Spartanburg-based Mary Black Health System to its statewide network of health care providers.
March 12, 2013
Five companies that have long served the federal government are uniting under a new brand. The group of companies, known as Celerian Group, will branch out to the private sector in this era of health care reform.
March 7, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina today congratulates hospitals in South Carolina for being recognized by the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care®program in the areas of spine surgery and/or knee and hip replacement. In addition, BlueCross announces the expansion of the program to designate providers that not only met the rigorous standards for quality but for cost-efficiency as well. These providers will be designated as “Blue Distinction Centers+” facilities.
March 1, 2013
Palmetto GBA will host a summit on March 26 in Baltimore to explore the opportunities and challenges that the newest technology in molecular diagnostics poses for the nation’s health care system.
February 12, 2013
Columbia, S.C. – Companion Property & Casualty Insurance Group has received a financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent) from A.M. Best Co.
February 5, 2013
Companion Life Insurance Co. has received a financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) and a rating outlook of “stable” from A.M. Best Co. “This rating is a reflection of our strong financial position and a commitment to sound business practices,” Companion Life President Trescott Hinton said.
January 30, 2013
A.M. Best Co. recently affirmed the A+ financial strength rating of BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina, as part of the group rating for the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina companies.
January 23, 2013
A.M. Best Co. recently affirmed the A+ financial strength rating of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s group of companies. According to A.M. Best, an A+ financial strength rating is the highest it has assigned to any health insurer and only one other health insurer in the country holds it besides BlueCross.
January 15, 2013
Springdale Elementary School in West Columbia, S.C., and Ebenezer Avenue Leadership Academy in Rock Hill, S.C., took top honors as 2012 WalkingWorksSM for South Carolina Schools winners.
January 9, 2013
BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina announces that Dr. Pedro J. Cardona has joined BlueChoice HealthPlan as chief medical officer, overseeing medical management and quality improvement.
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