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Thursday, February 25, 2010

As White House convenes summit, Michigan Blues are model for post-reform health insurance industry

All eyes will focus on a televised health care reform summit today in Washington, where President Barack Obama is convening key Democratic and Republican lawmakers in an effort to jump-start legislation that has stalled in Congress.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has long advocated for comprehensive reform and applauds efforts to refocus attention on this critical issue.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blues help you save some green: We’re committed to healthier people and a healthier Michigan economy

Have you ever heard of a health insurance company that saves you money on your gym membership or when you buy food?  Well, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have introduced a new program that can do just that.

The new Healthy Blue Xtras SM savings program offers discounts on all kinds of healthy products and services from Michigan-based companies.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Your health is your greatest asset

Good health lets you to live your life to the fullest. It also helps you keep your money in your own pocket.

Tobacco and obesity-related complications, along with chronic diseases, are largely preventable. Over time, they can cause major health problems and add to what you pay for your health care.

The Michigan Blues recognize these issues and want to help lead all Michiganders to a healthier future.

One way we’re doing that is by offering Healthy Blue ChoicesSM, our innovative products and resources that focus on helping our members live healthier so they feel better and save money.

Our Healthy Blue Incentives PPOSM, and Healthy Blue LivingSM, an HMO plan from Blue Care Network, offer incentives to help everyone stay on track. Our wellness program, BlueHealthConnection®, includes a health assessment, online health coaching programs, a nurse hotline, targeted outreach and the latest health tips.

When it comes down to it, the bottom line for each product is essentially the same: By committing to better health, both you and your employer save money.

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