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Why Talk Cost? The Health Care Cost Conversation in North Carolina

Why Talk Cost? The Health Care Cost Conversation in North Carolina

By Brad Wilson, CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina I hope you’ve seen or heard about our Let’s Talk Cost initiative. Sometimes people ask me why we are running commercials and promoting a website dedicated to rising health care costs. I think a better question is: Why didn’t we, and others in the […]
The Skinny on Narrow Networks

The Skinny on Narrow Networks

The old marketing phrase “one size fits all” has fallen on hard times. Whether shopping for smartphones or sweaters, consumers want their choices. That’s true even for health insurance. Partly in response to the Affordable Care Act, health insurers are offering consumers more plans to choose from, including plans that keep premiums lower by limiting […]
Shape NC: Hope in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity in North Carolina

Shape NC: Hope in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity in North Carolina

When it comes to obesity prevention, it’s never too early to start.  Thanks to a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine, we now know that children who are overweight when they start school are far more likely to be obese by the time they become teenagers. This means that we need to […]
Let’s Talk Cost: The High Cost of Health Care

Let’s Talk Cost: The High Cost of Health Care

It’s sometimes shocking to see the price of health care. While rising medical costs are one of those issues that everyone agrees needs fixing, no one seems to agree on just how to do it. BCBSNC first began a conversation about health care costs when we launched the Let’s Talk Cost campaign in 2011. Today […]
Beyond the Call: How Jessica Helped a Customer Resolve Bills Exceeding $57K

Beyond the Call: How Jessica Helped a Customer Resolve Bills Exceeding $57K

While there are hundreds of stories we could share, this one really spoke to the heart of what it means to take care of our customers. The video below profiles Jessica, one of our amazing customer service professionals, helping a struggling customer. Like all of us here, Jessica cares deeply about our customers. Here’s how she […]

Domestic Partners and the Affordable Care Act in North Carolina

The Affordable Care Act has created enrollment issues for thousands of North Carolinians, and recently we’ve received specific questions regarding enrollment for domestic partners. Currently, while some large employers (including ourselves) choose to cover domestic partners, that option isn’t yet available for our small group or individual customers. However, we are implementing changes that will […]
5 Tips to Jump Start Your Career in 2014

5 Tips to Jump Start Your Career in 2014

By now, many of us have vowed to do a number of things in 2014 – some may have resolved to be healthier and save more money. Don’t let your career drop take a backseat
A Special  Message From Brad Wilson, CEO of BCBSNC

A Special Message From Brad Wilson, CEO of BCBSNC

Problems in Washington have made it hard for us in North Carolina to enroll customers and issue membership cards. Many are frustrated as they wait to speak with someone who can help. This is unacceptable.
Obesity: New Focus on Prevention and a Live Webcast January 7, 2014

Obesity: New Focus on Prevention and a Live Webcast January 7, 2014

Tune in for a webcast live Jan. 7th beginning at 12:30 p.m., the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Obesity Solutions featuring our own Dr. Don Bradley.
The 5 Ton Challenge: Our Employees Tipping the Scales in the Right Direction

The 5 Ton Challenge: Our Employees Tipping the Scales in the Right Direction

As a company, we lost a jaw dropping 19,618 pounds--and we're immensely proud of every pound and every step taken.