Navigation Links
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Evolves its Role, Commits to Health and Wellness of Members and Communities
Date:3/20/2008

New mission a bold step forward; Health and wellness a priority at all levels, staffing, products, human resources, and community involvement

CHICAGO, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today announced a new mission reflecting cultural changes spanning all aspects of the company's business and corporate citizenship. The new mission statement, "to promote the health and wellness of our members and our communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care," reflects the company's focus on health and wellness both internally and externally.

"Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois was among the first health insurance companies in the nation. By embracing and promoting health and wellness, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois once again is playing an active role in transforming health care in our state," Paul Boulis, BCBSIL president, said.

To this end, BCBSIL has undertaken the following steps:

Tools and resources promote members' health and wellness

BCBSIL today announced new wellness tools and resources that enhance the role of health insurance. Now, employers can integrate educational tools, lifestyle management programs, worksite wellness initiatives, and communications to help members manage their health.

Full release:

http://www.bcbsil.com/about_us/newsroom/wellness_tools.htm

Worksite wellness leader recognizes insurer's own wellness programs

The Wellness Councils of America awarded HCSC, which operates BCBSIL, a 2007 Gold-level "Well Workplace Award." The award recognizes the company for the implementation of successful wellness programs at BCBSIL and its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Full release:

http://www.bcbsil.com/about_us/newsroom/employee_wellness.htm

New initiative to promote health and wellness, reduce childhood obesity

BCBSIL today announced a new campaign to promote the health and wellness of Illinois children. Through this campaign, BCBSIL will provide funding to bring together, strengthen, and advance existing programs and organizations that educate children and families and promote proper nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyles.

Full release:

http://www.bcbsil.com/about_us/newsroom/childhood_obesity.htm

Charitable giving for 2007 promotes health and well-being in Illinois communities

BCBSIL also announced today that it provided approximately $3.5 million in funding to nearly 350 501(c)3 organizations in Illinois in 2007. BCBSIL's giving for the year focused mostly on community-based organizations that provide hands-on health services to the uninsured and human and other services to the underserved in communities throughout the state.

Full release:

http://www.bcbsil.com/about_us/newsroom/wellness_charitable.htm

With more than 7 million members, BCBSIL, a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the largest health insurance company in Illinois. Started in 1936, BCBSIL is committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and its communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSIL is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada
2. S.C. BlueCross Creates Corporate Planning Unit, Promotes Davis to Vice President
3. S.C. BlueCross to Integrate Care Management with Personal Health Record in Real Time
4. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Corrects News Story about Drug Coverage Announcement
6. Independence Blue Cross Makes Music for Members Ears
7. Hundreds of RNs from Across U.S. and World to Join California Nurses Association/NNOC National Convention
8. Sean P. McLaughlin Joins Red Cross as Chief of Operations Support
9. Harvard Researchers Select S.C. BlueCross for National Honor
10. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
11. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Initiatives Recognized for Increasing Patient Safety and Efficiency
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for ... popular and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new ... the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary ... Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. ... Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have ... these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as ... Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned during ... two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and patient ... recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary hypertension ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, ... company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... at the public offering price of $18.75 per ... were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: