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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

CURTIS BARNETT TAKES ROLES OF PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 28, 2016) – Curtis Barnett will officially assume the role of president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield on January 1, 2017. - Read More

HEALTH INSURANCE ACROSS ALL DEVICES

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 16, 2016) – The wait for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage members with Android devices is over: an app for the company is now available in the Google Play™ store. Apple and Android users can use the free app to manage their health insurance and find quality, in-network care quickly. - Read More

2017 BLUE & YOU FITNESS CHALLENGE GAINS MOMENTUM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 14, 2016) — Groups throughout the country are registering for the 2017 Blue & You Fitness Challenge. The contest, hosted by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Human Services, is a free-to-enter, three-month competition aimed at increasing cardiovascular activity. - Read More

NEW MOBILE SERVICE FOR HEALTH INSURED

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 10, 2016) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield members with smartphones can sign up for a free new message service called the Wire®. Powered by Relay Network, LLC (Relay), the Wire is a simple and secure way for members to stay informed about their health on their own private communication channel. Users access it through unique links sent via text message. - Read More

BLUE & YOU FOUNDATION AWARDS $2.4 MILLION IN GRANTS TO IMPROVE HEALTH

Little Rock, AR (November 14, 2016) - From walking trails and playgrounds, to feeding programs to training medical providers, the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas touches the lives of many Arkansans. The Foundation recently awarded a total of $2,488,307 in grants to 31 health improvement programs in Arkansas. - Read More

TWO NEW VISION PLANS FROM ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 24, 2016) —Arkansans now can purchase affordable vision coverage from a company they know and trust — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield — that will save them money and support good eye health. - Read More

ArkansasBlue Open House Celebrates Customer-Friendly Renovation

Fayetteville, Ark. (September 22, 2016) — The ArkansasBlue Fayetteville store received a complete makeover and invites the public to see the space’s new look on Thursday, September 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Light snacks will be served. - Read More

Fearless Football Brings Hometown Pride, Help to Communities

Little Rock, Ark. (August 26, 2016) — Eight teams are kick starting the 2016 high school football in grand style while making a difference in their hometowns next week as Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield partners with Hooten’s Arkansas Football to present the 2016 Kickoff Classic. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield receives URAC health plan reaccreditation

Little Rock, Ark. (June 28, 2016) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has received full health plan reaccreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield introduces new competitive dental insurance plans for employer groups

Little Rock, Ark. (June 22, 2016) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield now offer two new employer group dental products aimed at increasing choice and lowering costs for Arkansas-based employers. The two new products — Dental Select PPO and Dental Select PPO Plus — add to the existing DentalBlue dental insurance plans to offer groups and their employees a wider range of competitive options when they’re choosing between broad network access and greater network savings. - Read More

2016 Blue & You Fitness Challenge winners announced

Little Rock, Ark. (June 21, 2016) — The winners of the 2016 Blue & You Fitness Challenge were revealed during a ceremony held June 21 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield hosts “Blue Summer” at the Museum of Discovery

Little Rock, Ark. (June 8, 2016) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is hosting a free “Blue Summer” event at the Museum of Discovery from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, June 11. Families are encouraged to come ready to discover the museum and some summer safety tips! - Read More

ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD ANNOUNCES INITIATIVE WITH ARORA

Little Rock, Ark. (February 14, 2016) — In honor of National Donor Day, February 14, also St. Valentine’s Day, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield announces a new “Workplace Partnership for Life” collaboration with the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA). - Read More

Health Insurance Goes Mobile Arkansas Blue Cross releases app in the iTunes® App store

Little Rock, Ark. (February 11, 2016) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage members can now manage their healthcare from anywhere if they have an Apple device, thanks to a new, free app available for download on the iTunes App Store. The app is one of many ways Arkansas Blue Cross is responding to consumers’ needs. - Read More

Two weeks left to register for the 2016 Blue & You Fitness Challenge!

Little Rock, Ark. (January 27, 2016) — There are only two weeks left to register yourself, your team or your company to participate in the 2016 Blue & You Fitness Challenge! Team registration for the 2016 contest is open from now until February 12! Create a group now and challenge each other to be healthier and more active. The Blue &You Fitness Challenge website, BlueAndYouFitnessChallenge-ark.com, has a new look and registration is easier than ever. - Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers special weekend hours before Open Enrollment Period ends on January 31

Little Rock, Ark. (January 15, 2016) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield's ArkansasBlue and its regional sales and service centers around the state will open for special business hours to help customers find affordable healthcare coverage before the end of the Open Enrollment Period, January 31, 2016. Customers can walk in and have a face-to-face conversation with a health insurance expert, who will help them find an affordable health plan. Customers also can find out if they qualify for financial assistance to help them pay for their insurance. - Read More

Blue & You Foundation awards $2.9 million in grants to improve health

Little Rock, AR (November 13, 2015) - From walking trails, to food pantries to training first responders, the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas touches the lives of many Arkansans. The Foundation recently awarded a total of $2,942,858 in grants to 40 health improvement programs in Arkansas. - Read More

Behavioral Healthcare Company Announces New Board Chair and Vice Chair

Kansas City, MO. (September 28, 2015) — The Board of Managers of New Directions Behavioral Health® (New Directions) announced the election of Jim Bailey to the position of Board Chairman and Ron Simmons to the position of Vice Chairman. New Directions, a privately owned company, provides managed behavioral healthcare services, employee assistance programs, health coaching and organizational consulting to health plans and to employers around the country. - Read More