BlueShield of Northeastern New York will Cover Cost of Testing, Help Prevent the Spread and Impact of COVID-19
Amid the growing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 in communities across the country, BlueShield of Northeastern New York has announced the following immediate updates to help prevent the spread and impact of COVID-19.
BlueShield of Northeastern New York’s Blue Fund is now accepting letters of intent online through March 27, 2020, for grants to organizations and initiatives that align with at least one of its key focus areas. These include behavioral health, cardiovascular health, health-care workforce development, and healthy children.
BlueShield of Northeastern New York is following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the novel coronavirus. The emerging, rapidly evolving situation was first detected in Wuhan City, China and now has been detected in 50 locations internationally, including cases in the United States.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern Thursday, January 30. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and our local public health officials are closely following the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
BlueShield of Northeastern New York Announces Partnership with Civica Rx
BlueShield of Northeastern New York, in partnership with 18 independent and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies throughout the country and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), announced a partnership with nonprofit generic drug company, Civica RX, to create a subsidiary dedicated to lowering the cost of select generic drugs.
BlueShield of Northeastern New York and Ellis Medicine Announce Contract Extension
BlueShield of Northeastern New York and Ellis Medicine announced a contract extension of their existing agreement that ensures BlueShield’s members will continue to have access to all of Ellis Medicine’s care locations, including its five campuses through April 2021.
Blue Fund Awards $460,000 to Capital Region Organizations
BlueShield of Northeastern New York has awarded $460,000 in grants to three major health-based projects across the Capital Region that will have a positive impact on behavioral health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, health-care workforce development and healthy children.
With the annual enrollment period approaching, BlueShield of Northeastern New York today announced the opening of two BlueShield Medicare Centers, the first dedicated Medicare storefronts in the Capital Region.
BlueShield of Northeastern New York Names New Regional Executive
David W. Anderson, president and CEO of HealthNow New York, parent company of BlueShield of Northeastern New York, today named Keith Dolan vice president and regional executive for the local health plan.