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NC Blues jumps on the retail bandwagon

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is opening half a dozen retail storefronts to pitch its offerings under the new health insurance exchange and educate North Carolinians--uninsured and otherwise--about how the exchange works, the Associated Press reported.

Most-favored nation clauses could be illegal in North Carolina

A bill that would prevent insurers from using most-favored nation clauses is quickly making its way through the North Carolina state legislature.

NC Blues CEO: Reform law will drive up premiums

Although the health reform law has many benefits, including transforming the insurance industry, the chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina said it also will lead to increases in premiums.

Public contests: Boost perception, payer innovation

Neither one person nor one company can do it all. That's a major life lesson we adults benefit from once truly learned. And health insurers are embracing the philosophy as they attempt to lower...

Blues plan to fill doc shortage with veteran medics

Faced with an ever-increasing doctor shortage, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is hoping to tap the military health industry to transform veteran medics into physician assistants.

NC Blues wins fight over duplicate radiology fees

The state insurance department decided Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina doesn't have to pay the same fee for multiple medical scans, a decision that could save the insurer $16 million a year.

Aetna, Cigna, Blues unveil new ACOs

Several health insurers made moves this week to launch accountable care organizations (ACOs), further demonstrating the industry's hope that ACOs can help defray rising costs. Cigna is joining forces with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation to create the payer's first ACO in California.

BCBSNC isn't waiting for Supreme Court decision to implement reform

Bradley Wilson, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, said his company isn't waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to issue its decision on the reform law's constitutionality.

Supreme Court aside, insurers 'still committed' to reform

In the courtroom, with the strike of a pen, by the Supreme Court Justices. Ever play the game of Clue? This week, with all the coverage and analysis of the Supreme Court's health reform...

Blues plan offers $20K for anti-obesity ideas

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is hoping to incentivize state residents to generate ideas to help reduce obesity. The insurer is offering a $20,000 reward to up to three of the