Press Room Archives - 2007

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Decemeber 12, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Employees Adopt 45 Families, 13 Seniors and an Overseas Platoon for the Holidays
Associates have been sponsoring families during the holiday season for more than 15 years 
December 6, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Receive Gold Award for its Employee Wellness Program
Health Benefits Company Joins Handful of Maine Companies To Top Award 
November 20, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Pledges $2.1 Million to Community Organizations in 2008
Money pledged by Anthem's 4,000 Indiana associates during the company's recent Associate Giving Campaign 
November 14, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Releases State Health Index
Indiana ranks 43rd Nationwide in Health Status; Anthem Develops Innovative Program to Track and Improve the Health of Hoosiers 
November 02, 2007
Anthem Introduces New Insurance Options for Small Business
EmployeeElect will offer flexibility and cost-control  
November 01, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Ohio Announces the Availability of New Health Plans for Medicare Beneficiaries
New Products Provide Ohio's Medicare Eligible Residents with Robust Options to Meet their Medical and Financial Needs 
October 31, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky Announces the Availability of New Health Plans for Medicare Beneficiaries
New Products Provide Kentucky's Medicare Eligible Residents with Robust Options to Meet their Medical and Financial Needs 
October 30, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine Ranks in Top 6% of all insurers on U.S. News & World Report /National Committee for Quality Assurance Best Health Plans List
Received outstanding overall performance in clinical care measures, member satisfaction and NCQA accreditation 
October 29, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Expands Transparency of Diagnostic Imaging
Introducing new online tool that enables physicians to review and compare cost and quality information from various imaging centers and hospitals 
October 29, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio Expands Transparency of Diagnostic Imaging
Company will provide physicians with information on the quality and capabilities of the plan's contracted imaging providers. 
October 18, 2007
Anthem Reduces HealthChoice Rate Request
Updated Medical Claims Data Results in One-Third Reduction in Rate Request  
October 17, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia Introduces New Generation of Consumer Driven Health Products
Lumenos suite of products helps consumers manage costs and adopt healthier lifestyles 
October 16, 2007
ANTHEM LIFE Insurance Company Launches Enhanced Group Life and Disability Product Portfolio
Offering flexible solutions with modular plan designs that help employers protect themselves against the high cost of disability, while providing employees valuable protection for their earnings. 
October 15, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation makes $100,000 contribution to establish allied health simulation center on Northern Maine Community College campus
A first-of-its kind simulation center will be used by nursing and allied health students and medical professionals  
October 04, 2007
NCQA Recognizes Anthem Blue Cross and Blue shield in Maine for physician and hospital quality measures
Health Plan is Among First in Northeastern States to Receive Quality Plus Distinction for Physician and Hospital Quality Standards 
October 04, 2007
National Committee for Quality Assurance Recognizes Anthem Blue Cross and Blue shield in New Hampshire for Physician and Hospital Quality Measures
Health Plan is Among First in Northeastern States to Receive Quality Plus Distinction for Physician and Hospital Quality Standards 
October 02, 2007
Hillman Promoted to President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana
Robert W. Hillman is a 25-year veteran of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana 
October 01, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Joins With Community Organizations to Educate Students About Air Quality
'Fly a Flag for Clean Air' Program Will Teach Children About Air Quality and Help Prevent Asthma Attacks 
September 21, 2007
September 20, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Announces Initiative to Equip Every New Hampshire Doctor with ePrescribing
Innovative collaboration with New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative intended to help reduce medical errors and improve patient safety 
September 20, 2007
City of Portland and Portland Trails announce partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to Repair Back Cove Trail
$100,000 donation will be used to repair one of the oldest and most popular trails in Portland 
September 6, 2007
BlueCare® Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
Two-month public awareness campaign with New Haven County Cutters scores more than $70,000 in funds and diapers for the state's poor and low income families 
August 30, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Unveils Community Resource Centers to Serve Medicaid Enrollees
Centers Will Provide Anthem's Hoosier HealthWise Members with Valuable Local Resources 
August 28, 2007
Chamber BlueOptions Insurance Off to Great Start
Suite of insurance options meeting small business needs 
August 28, 2007
Anthem National Accounts Strives to Improve Employers' Health Cultures in the Workplace through New Healthy Lifestyles Program
Program Now Available to All Anthem National Accounts Customers Piloted Successfully by Major Corporations; Healthier Environments Shown to Help Decrease Health Care Costs, Increase Productivity 
August 17, 2007
Melissa Harintho awarded Lloyd J. Banks Scholarship by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation
2007 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School receives $5,000 scholarship 
August 14, 2007
Back to School in a Healthy Way:
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Issues Child Immunization Reminders 
August 13, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin Introduces Dental Blue® to Wisconsin Businesses
Affordable and flexible Dental Blue Plans Available at Multiple Price Points, with Access to one of Wisconsin's Largest PPO Dental Networks 
August 9, 2007
Immunizations Part of Back to School Preparations
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine Recognizes National Immunization Awareness Month 
August 6, 2007
August 6, 2007
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Named Blue Distinction CenterSM for Bariatric Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire
Quality Outcomes and Best Practices in Treating Patients with Obesity Lead to National Designation 
August 1, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Pledges to Support Gleaners Food Bank
Contributing $10,000 to help Gleaners Food Bank replenish the thousands of pounds of food supplies that spoiled as a result of a recent theft 
June 28, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine invests more than $1 million in community organizations in 2006
Sixty-three Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations in Maine Receive Support from the Company and its Associates 
June 27, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Announces Grant for the Foundation for Healthy Communities
$75,000 will support initiatives to address childhood obesity in the Granite State 
May 31, 2007
Maine Conference Examines Role of Communities in Wellness
Focus is on how communities can reverse excess weight and inactivity trends 
May 25, 2007
Bellin Foundation Receives Grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation for Breast Care Program
$10,000 grant will provide funding for mammograms and diagnostic breast care 
May 23, 2007
Cost of Excess Weight and Sedentary Lifestyles is Enormous
Press conference encourages focus on savings opportunities, workplace wellness 
May 22, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Awards Grant to Aspirus Health Foundation for Cardiac Care Program
The $10,000 grant will support the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Level 1 Heart Program 
May 21, 2007
Anthem Spirit of Health Float in the 50th Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade
Float showcases the importance of healthy living and Anthem's commitment to improving the health of the communities it serves 
May 21, 2007
NCQA Awards Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado Its Highest Accreditation Status of Excellent
Accreditation status based on voluntary review of how a health plan ensures its members are receiving high quality care 
May 16, 2007
New Study Finds That Beneficiaries Would Lose Coverage if Medicare Advantage Funding is Cut
More than 3 million beneficiaries nationwide will have to return to traditional Medicare if Congress adopts cuts 
May 15, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Announce Quality Initiative
Initiative linked to improving patient safety, health outcomes and satisfaction 
May 15, 2007
American Lung Association of Wisconsin Receives Grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation for COPD Initiative
$30,000 grant will help provide educational programs for adults suffering from COPD 
May 14, 2007
Anthem Life Insurance Company Introduces Resource AdvisorTM to Colorado and Nevada
New offering provides employers with reliable support services to help their employees manage life's everyday challenges 
May 8, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Taps Richard Lynch to Lead Health Care Management Team
Will oversee Anthem's efforts in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maine 
May 7, 2007
Sweet!! Registration Now Open for Anthem LemonAid July 13-15
Support kids helping kids fight cancer 
May 2, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Announces 3rd Wellness Conference
Statewide conference explores role of communities in helping to improve physical activity and nutrition for Maine children and adults 
May 1, 2007
April 30, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Introduces Industry's Most Comprehensive Transparency Initiative to Cincinnati
Anthem's Care Comparison Tool Gives Anthem Members the Most Complete Picture of Costs Associated with Medical Procedures  
April 30, 2007
Anthem National Accounts Expands Industry's Most Comprehensive Transparency Initiative to Four New Markets
Anthem's Care Comparison Tool Gives Anthem Members in Four Midwest Markets the Most Complete Picture of Costs Associated with Medical Procedures  
April 30, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin Receives URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation
URAC's Health Utilization Management Accreditation standards provide assurance to patients, providers, purchasers, regulators and employers that the practices of the organization performing these services are fair and equitable for all parties. 
April 27, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associates Pledge More Than $2 Million to Hundreds of Non-Profit Organizations in 2006
Over the next three years, company philanthropy to focus on increasing access to the uninsured 
April 19, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Partnership Plan Sponsors Efforts To Help Increase Childhood Vaccination Rate In The State Of Nevada
Free Immunizations and Physician Recognition among the highlights of Nevada Immunization Week 
April 9, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia and its Associates Deliver More Than $4.7 Million to Community Organizations in 2006
More Than 930 Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations in Virginia Receive Support from the Company and its Associates 
April 6, 2007
April 5, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut Leadership Team Members Recognized as New Haven Business Times’ “Twenty Noteworthy Women”
East Haven residents Rosemary Bialobrzeski and Carol Pompano recognized in New Haven Business Times’ “Twenty Noteworthy Women”  
April 3. 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Unveils Initiative to Measure the Health of Its Members
Member Health Index to Tie Improving Member’s Health to Employee Incentives 
April 2, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Launches "RightPlan PPO 40" a New Health Insurance Option for Nevadans Seeking Individual Coverage
Plan features simple design with no medical deductible, a $40 co-payment, and drug coverage  
March 27, 2007
March 27, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Receives Prestigious Brand Excellence Award
Recognition Showcases Commitment to Providing Quality Products and Services to Anthem Customers 
March 23, 2007
March 21, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Receives Prestigious Brand Excellence Award
Recognition Showcases Largest Increase in Brand Awareness 
March 21, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Wisconsin Receives BCBSA Brand Excellence Award
Recognition Showcases Commitment to Expanding Coverage to its Members 
March 20, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut Expands GenericSelect Program to Include Generic Version of Blockbuster Cholesterol-Lowering Treatment Zocor®
Simvastatin To Be Made Free To Eligible Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut Members For Up to Four Months  
March 20, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Introduces Tonik
Product aimed at "young invincibles" in Granite State  
March 20, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Launches Generic Drug Program in Maine
Program Introduces Generic Version of Popular Medicines For Free To Eligible Anthem BCBS Members For Up to Four Months  
March 19, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut Introduces Tonik For “Young Invincibles”
Innovative Product Offering Aimed at Reducing State's Large Uninsured Population  
March 5, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Launches 360-Degree Health)
First-of-Its-Kind Program to Provide its Members with Unprecedented Access to Tools that Help to Promote Wellness and Address Illness  
March 2, 2007
February 28, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Physician Quality Incentive Program to Expand in Maine
Cardiology and Obstetrics/Gynecology added to Primary Care Physicians Eligible for Anthem Quality Insights Program  
February 14, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut to be Honored with 'Dream Maker Award'
Greater New Haven Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International will Fete Company at May 5 Dream Gala  
January 25, 2007
Public Sector Leaders Convene for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut January 25 Forum on Consumer-Driven Health Plans and Municipalities
Astronaut Dr. Jerry Linenger will deliver keynote address to leaders of Connecticut municipalities, police, firefighting and education at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks  
January 8, 2007
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Unveils Plan for Covering the Uninsured
Health plan calls for universal coverage of children, pledges to reach out to the uninsured with new products and charitable donations 
January 5, 2007
Community Partners Help Free Clinics Continue to be Virginia's Safety Net
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia contributes $715,000 to free clinics in 2006 
January 3, 2007
Leadership Center Alumni Reunion to Take Place at Business Expo
David R. Fusco, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut to keynote  
 

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