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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

ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS OFFERS TIPS TO PROTECT ARKANSANS FROM PHONE SCAMS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 7, 2017):Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been made aware of recent telephone calls trying to scam our customers. The callers say they work for “Blue Cross,” but what they really want is to get people’s personal information. - Read More

Eight Arkansas high school football teams tapped for 2017 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic presented by hootens.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 25, 2017) – Football. Food banks. Fearless fans. More than 250 high school football players and their coaches from around the state gathered in the lobby of the Statehouse Convention Center today to celebrate their selection for participation in the 2017 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

2017 Blue & You Fitness Challenge Concludes with Awards Event

Little Rock, Ark. (July 7, 2017) — The 2017 winners of the Blue & You Fitness Challenge were announced at the Challenge wrap-up event held July 6 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Pep Rallies with a Purpose featured in national community investment report

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 5, 2017) – Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Fourth & Fearless Pep Rallies with a Purpose as part of its sponsorship of the 2016 Kickoff Classic are featured in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s 2016 The Health of America Community Investment Report. - Read More

With aid to Des Arc, Blue & You Foundation reaches a milestone: Grants in all 75 counties in Arkansas

When the city of Des Arc in Prairie County suffered severe floods in May from the overflowing White River, city officials discovered that their emergency communication system was overloaded. Radios used by the police department, the fire department and the EMS services all used the same frequency, hampering their ability to respond to the public health and safety crisis. - Read More

Brenda Hardage promoted to director of Clinical Services and Population Health at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 16, 2017) – Brenda Hardage has been promoted to director of Clinical Services and Population Health at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In her new position, Hardage is responsible for day-to-day oversight of medical management programs for fully insured, self-insured and the federally facilitated marketplace. - Read More

Andrea Savage promoted to director of Financial Operations Utilization Expense & Administrative Cost at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 19, 2017) – Andrea Savage has been promoted to director of Financial Operations Utilization Expense & Administrative Cost at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In her new position, Savage is responsible for administrative cost accounting and overseeing financial transactions related to claims payments and refunds. - Read More

Melissa Felty promoted to manager of Administrative Cost, FEP Accounting & Payroll at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 23, 2017) – Melissa Felty, CPA, was promoted to manager of Administrative Cost, FEP Accounting & Payroll at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In her new position, Felty is responsible for administrative cost, accounting for the federal employee program and payroll. - Read More

Phyllis Freeman promoted to director of Claims Services at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 21, 2017)– Phyllis Freeman has been promoted to director of Claims Services for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Health Advantage and the federal marketplace. In her new position, Freeman is responsible for day-to-day oversight of claims teams for three departments. - Read More

Kelly Ellerbee promoted to director of Financial Operations, Revenue and Systems at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 29, 2017) – Kelly Ellerbee was recently promoted to director of Financial Operations, Revenue and Systems at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In his new position, Ellerbee is responsible for day-to-day oversight of applications used by the Financial Service division, banking operations, as well as accurate billing, collection and booking for non-risk business. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross honored by Loyalty360 and the CXPA Receives national recognition and award for customer experience

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 7, 2017) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield was twice recognized in May for its customer experience efforts. Customer experience (CX) is the journey a customer has with a company’s brand. For health insurance customers, that journey can be fraught with emotional and financial concerns. When more individuals began buying insurance after the Affordable Care Act, the company decided to minimize such challenges and make the process simpler, more efficient and soothing. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield waives pharmacy costs for members who are recent storm and flood victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 8, 2017) – Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is waiving prescription costs for Arkansans whose medications were lost as a result of the devastating weather beginning April 28, 2017. - Read More

Blue & You Foundation awards 242 mini-grants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 3, 2017) --- The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas recently awarded a record-breaking 242 mini-grants to community projects throughout the Natural State to help communities live healthier, $1,000 at a time. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross Launches Health Literacy Campaign: Company seeks to improve understanding of health insurance and the healthcare industry

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 3, 2017) – About 820,000 adult Arkansans (37 percent) have low health literacy, which means they don’t understand things like medical terms, how to stay healthy or how the healthcare industry works. Low health literacy can keep people from making good decisions regarding healthcare for themselves and their loved ones. - Read More

2017 Blue & You Fitness Challenge Kicks Off with a Founders Fitness Throwdown

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 2, 2017) — The gauntlet has been thrown down and the clock has started. The 2017 Blue & You Fitness Challenge has begun with almost 200 teams participating in the contest. And the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) started the Challenge with some bold banter! The founding groups have challenged each other to a “fitness throwdown” to add a little friendly competition to the contest. - Read More

LAST CALL TO SIGN UP FOR BLUE & YOU FITNESS CHALLENGE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (February 6, 2017) — Each year the Blue & You Fitness Challenge attracts hundreds of groups from across the country to participate in its three-month competition. Businesses use the free event to supplement their worksite wellness programs, while churches, schools and other community groups participate as a way to strengthen the health of their networks and members. The last day for groups to register for the challenge is February 14, 2017. - Read More

ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS MEMBER PORTAL GETS UPGRADE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 10, 2017) – Members of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas and Health Advantage will all have one more thing to celebrate in the new year – a more personalized and customizable experience on their health insurance website. My Blueprint, the self-service portal that members use to access health plan information, claims history and tools, has undergone a massive upgrade after a team of usability experts evaluated the site and spent more than a year re-organizing, designing and testing it. - Read More

BLUE & YOU FOUNDATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR $1,000 MINI-GRANTS THROUGH MARCH

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (January 6, 2017) – When it comes to improving the health of Arkansans, small amounts can sometimes do big things! Applications are being accepted through March for up to 250 $1,000 mini-grants through the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. The grants can help organizations to grow vegetable gardens, teach healthy habits, build playgrounds, provide medical supplies or help with any health-improvement project. - Read More