BlueShield Announces New Measures to Support Community During COVID-19 Pandemic
To ensure members continue to have access to the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic, BlueShield of Northeastern New York announced today that it will cover all costs associated with all FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines for its fully insured Commercial and Medicare members.
BlueShield Awards $150,000 in Blue Fund Grants to Health-Based Projects
BlueShield of Northeastern New York Blue Fund today announced $150,000 in grants to support three major health-based projects across The Capital Region, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on non-profit organizations.
BlueShield Launches Depression Screening Tools, Free for Community
BlueShield of Northeastern New York launched free self-screening online tools for anxiety and depression, designed to help individuals understand if they are dealing with depression and/or anxiety and to then connect them to resources as needed.
BlueShield Distributes 2,000 PPE Kits to Help Protect the Health and Safety of Students and Staff
To help protect the health and safety of local students and staff, BlueShield of Northeastern New York launched a program to provide more than 2,000 toolkits containing personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to schools and community centers throughout the Capital District.
BlueShield Offers 65+ Adults More Benefits for Less with $0 Health Plans
BlueShield of Northeastern New York announced a broad suite of Medicare Advantage options for 2021, including new $0 premium plans designed with convenient benefits to help people achieve affordable overall health and well-being.
BlueShield Offers Free Diabetes Management Program for Members
BlueShield of Northeastern New York announced that it expanded its partnership with Livongo® to offer the Livongo for Diabetes program at no-cost to fully insured BlueShield members living with the condition.
BlueShield of Northeastern New York and St. Mary’s Healthcare Announce New Two-Year Agreement
BlueShield of Northeastern New York and St. Mary’s Healthcare today announced a new two-year agreement that ensures BlueShield members will continue to have access to St. Mary’s Healthcare facilities and physicians.
BlueShield Distributes Over $400,000 in Relief for 30 Local Primary Care Providers
At a time when Capital District health care providers face significant challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, BlueShield of Northeastern New York today announced it distributed $411,000 in relief for nearly 30 local primary care provider (PCP) groups through its COVID-19 Provider Relief Program (PRP).
BlueShield Employees Donate Over 2,000 Pounds of Most-Needed Food Items to The Regional Food Bank
To support growing community needs, BlueShield of Northeastern New York employees collected over 2,000 pounds of food for The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York at a drive-through food drive it hosted at its headquarters. Notably, with employees working remotely, they made a special trip to participate in the event.
BlueShield Extends $0 Telehealth Through End of 2020
To ensure members continue to have access to affordable and convenient care, as well as to encourage physicians to continue to leverage telehealth when appropriate,BlueShield of Northeastern New York is extending telehealth coverage at no cost share or co-pay for fully insured Commercial and Medicare Advantage members through Dec. 31, 2020.