New Jersey, once a stronghold of traditional indemnity insurance and fee-for-service medicine, is now a Stage 3 market which must adjust to the takeover of its Blue Cross plan
by Anthem, an out-of-state corporation that owns four other Blues plans.
The Blue Cross plans
alone represent an enormous treasure.
It is no secret that insurers, including the Blue Cross plans
, are trying to shift all of their business into managed care.
With so many families already affected by rising costs, I was very disturbed to learn through media accounts that Anthem Blue Cross plans
to raise premiums for its California customers by as much as 39 percent.
Conversion is the final nail in the coffin of friendship between providers and Blue Cross plans
None of the Blue Cross plans
would allow them to come to this new facility or to Willow Creek or to Springdale under the old offering, and Wal-Mart employees live all over northwest Arkansas.
and several Blue Cross plans
have separately offered their members the right to appeal denials of care to an independent panel outside the company.
By 1946, more than 20 million Americans had enrolled in state wide Blue Cross plans
for hospital care.
A member of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans
, Medavie Blue Cross operates from offices in Moncton, Dartmouth, Montreal and Toronto, as well as Fredericton, Saint John, Bathurst, Charlottetown, Halifax, St.
No one knows how many will remain with the Blue Cross plans
, but it could be 4,000-5,000.
Analysts called it a warning to Blue Cross plans
across the country not to try to auction themselves off to hospital chains or other well-heeled bidders outside the Blue Cross system.
Canassurance is licensed by the Canadian Association of Blue Cross plans
to operate in Quebec and Ontario.