Showing posts from March, 2022

CVS Health Board Of Director Retires

  CVS Health announces changes to Board of Directors CVS Health Corporation today announced that David W. Dorman, Independent Chair of the Board of Directors of CVS Health, will retire at the end of his current term, effective with the annual meeting of stockholders to be held on May 11, 2022. The Board has unanimously selected Roger N. Farah to succeed Mr. Dorman as Independent Chair. Director Tony L. White will also retire from the Board, having reached the Board's mandatory retirement age. Dorman commented, "It has been a great honor to serve on the Board and as Chair of CVS Health. I am proud of everything that we have accomplished and the challenges we overcame in building the nation's leading health solutions company. I could not be more excited about what the future holds for CVS Health. Finally, I would like to thank all my fellow directors and all of our CVS Health colleagues for their support and partnership during my time on the Board and as Chair." Mr. Dor

Important Information For HMO Members With Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Texas

  Negotiation with Memorial Hermann - Info For HMO Members Through determined efforts on both sides, we’ve reached an agreement with Memorial Hermann. We’re pleased to let you know that the hospitals and the doctors and health care professionals who work for Memorial Hermann are rejoining our networks. You are our priority. We were not willing to compromise your best interests. So, the agreements with Memorial Hermann are fair and reasonable. They give you access to Memorial Hermann doctors and hospitals while paying fair prices to Memorial Hermann.  Memorial Hermann hospitals, doctors and health care professionals are back in these networks: Blue Choice PPO Blue Essentials BlueHPN Medicare Advantage PPO Medicare Advantage HMO The new agreements will be retroactive to March 1, 2022 . Any claims processed as out-of-network on or after March 1 will be reprocessed at the in-network benefit level.   Are you contracted through BCBSTX? If not, get contracted through   Agility Insurance Servi

Here's What To Know About Colon Cancer In Honor Of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March Is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s What To Know As we enter March, that means that it’s time to recognize National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. National Colon Cancer Awareness Month was first created from Presidential Proclamation and signed by President Bill Clinton in 2000. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colorectal cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colorectal cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening and so much more. Here are some facts that you should know about colon cancer:  Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 people in the United States get colorectal cancer, and more than 52,000 people die of it. Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’

Medicaid Is At An All-Time High, But For How Long?

  Medicaid enrollment is at an all-time high. Millions may soon get kicked off Medicaid coverage swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic, with almost one in four Americans now covered by the health insurance plan for low-income people, but as many as 15 million people may be at risk of losing coverage this year as a pandemic rule winds down.  Before the public health crisis, U.S. states regularly reviewed Medicaid recipients' eligibility to verify they still qualified for coverage based on requirements such as state residency and income. The latter varies by state, but is typically about 138% of the federal poverty rate. But during the pandemic, a provision in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act hit the pause button on those eligibility status checks, ensuring continuous Medicaid coverage for recipients during the pandemic. As millions lost their jobs and often their health insurance, many signed up for Medicaid coverage. That helped swell the program's rolls to a record 7

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas To Participate In Fitness Campaign

  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Teams Up With the National Fitness Campaign, Bringing Outdoor Fitness Courts to Texas    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and the National Fitness Campaign are increasing access to fitness sites and reducing barriers to physical and mental health by collaborating to bring free, outdoor fitness centers to communities across Texas. BCBSTX is contributing $475,000 in grants to help fund 20 new Fitness Courts ® across the state. The sites will begin construction as early as summer 2022 with the goal of being available for use in fall 2022. NFC's outdoor Fitness Courts are built to deliver seven-minute bodyweight workouts for people of all ages and ability levels. NFC also hosts outdoor workout classes in person in addition to providing free digital classes through the Fitness Court app. The Fitness Courts will be constructed in public areas where residents can easily access them. Municipalities, schools and other organizations in Texas can appl