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Eight Arkansas high school football teams tapped for 2018 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic presented by hootens.com

July 23, 2018 (Little Rock, Ark.) – Football. Food banks. Fearless fans. More than 250 high school football players and their coaches from around the state gathered in the cafeteria of North Little High School today to celebrate their selection for participation in the 2018 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic, presented by hootens. com, and to get ready for Pep Rallies with a Purpose in the teams’ hometowns. - Read More

Blue & You Fitness Challenge concludes with awards event

Little Rock, Ark. (June 26, 2018) — The 2018 winners of the Blue & You Fitness Challenge were announced at the Challenge wrap-up event held July 5 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. - Read More

Bagley hired as Benefits & Compensation manager by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Karen Bagley of Clinton has been hired by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as Benefits & Compensation manager. In her new role, Bagley is responsible for developing and maintaining employee pay and benefits programs. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross launches meal-packing effort to fight hunger in the state

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 12, 2018) – Sporting hairnets, plastic gloves and great attitudes, more than 150 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield employees gathered today to kick off the Fearless Food Fight, a campaign to fight hunger in Arkansas. As part of Arkansas Blue Cross’ 70th anniversary, the organization has committed to providing healthy food and fighting food insecurity in Arkansas. - Read More

Watch: Blue & You Fitness Challenge founders in a relay race showdown

As the Blue & You Fitness Challenge celebrates its 15th year, the three founding organizations highlight their annual rivalry in an action-packed relay race showdown. - Read More

Dr. Connie Meeks promoted to senior vice president for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 24, 2018) – Connie Meeks, M.D., has been promoted to senior vice president at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She will continue in her role as chief medical officer, a post she has occupied since May 2016, where she is responsible for Arkansas Blue Cross Medical Management, Medical Audit and Review Services, BlueAdvantage Medical Management, transplant coordination and quality and accreditation programs. - Read More

Joanna Thomas, M.D., named vice president for Clinical Strategy and Population Health for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 23, 2018) – Joanna Thomas, M.D., has been promoted to vice president of Clinical Strategy and Population Health for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a position that will afford her the opportunity to lead efforts for statewide and national integrated care management. Dr. Thomas joined Arkansas Blue Cross in 2011 as regional medical director for the Northwest Region and has been instrumental in implementing a custom care management model for some of Arkansas Blue Cross’ large group customers. - Read More

Alicia Berkemeyer named Senior Vice President of Provider Network Programs for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 22, 2018) — Alicia Berkemeyer has been named senior vice president of Provider Network Programs for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. - Read More

Jason Treece named Lead Executive of Strategic Accounts for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 17, 2018) – Jason Treece has been promoted to lead executive of Strategic Accounts for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. - Read More

Detrich Wiley promoted to manager of Project Management Office at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 12, 2018) – Detrich Wiley has been promoted to manager of the Project Management Office in the Business Solution Center of Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. - Read More

Caleb Castleberry promoted to manager of Health Data Analytics at Health Advantage

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 10, 2018) – Caleb Castleberry has been promoted to manager of Health Data Analytics at Health Advantage. - Read More

Tim Gauger promoted to senior vice president and chief legal officer for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 3, 2018) – Tim Gauger has been promoted to senior vice president and chief legal officer for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, beginning January 1, 2018. He replaces Lee Douglass, who will retire after 18 years with the company. - Read More

Sherri Lee promoted to manager of Clinical Services and Population Health at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 3, 2018) – Sherri Lee has been named manager of Clinical Services and Population Health for BlueAdvantage National Accounts (BANA) at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. - Read More

Arkansas clinics perform well in national program to strengthen primary care

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 4, 2017) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced shared savings results in the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative (CPCi), and of the seven regions participating in the pilot, Arkansas (statewide) is one of only two regions that realized net savings (after accounting for the care management fees paid). CMS will be distributing a savings of $1,052,683 to CPCi practices in Arkansas. - Read More

ArkansasBlue retail stores to extend hours for health insurance open enrollment November 1 to December 15

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 27, 2017) – The open enrollment period (OEP) for buying health insurance begins November 1 and ends December 15. That’s a short timeframe for people to make decisions that can affect their family’s health, but Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is taking steps to help Arkansans get it done with less stress and more confidence. - Read More

Devin Shirley promoted to chief information security officer for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 5, 2017) – Devin Shirley has been promoted to chief information security officer for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Shirley joined Arkansas Blue Cross in January 2016 as manager for the Business Solutions Center and in October 2016 became director of Information Security. - Read More

Jim Haley joins Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as manager of Customer Service Applications

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 13, 2017) – Jim Haley has joined Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as the manager of Customer Service Applications and is responsible for developing and supporting e-Business Enterprise Systems, e-Business Consumer Systems and Customer Touchpoint Applications. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield office in Fort Smith becomes newest ArkansasBlue

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 18, 2017) – The Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield location in Fort Smith received a makeover this summer and is reopening, Monday, September 25, as an ArkansasBlue, a location for customers to shop for health, vision and dental insurance. The office is located at 3501 Old Greenwood Rd., Suite 3. - Read More

Prescott High School Curley Wolves celebrate upcoming Kickoff Classic with local Pep Rally with a Purpose Event sponsored Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Hooten’s Arkansas Football

August 24, 2017 (Prescott, Ark.) – Football. Food banks. Fearless fans. Prescott High School football players, cheerleaders, band members, coaches and several teachers and staff gathered today to celebrate their selection for participation in the 2017 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic, presented by hootens.com, and pack meals for the local food pantry. - Read More

Hampton High School Bulldogs celebrate upcoming Kickoff Classic with local Pep Rally with a Purpose Event sponsored Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Hooten’s Arkansas Football

August 17, 2017 (Hampton, Ark.) – Football. Food banks. Fearless fans. Hampton High School football players, cheerleaders, band members, coaches and several teachers and staff gathered today to celebrate their selection for participation in the 2017 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic, presented by hootens.com, and pack meals for the local food pantry. - Read More