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BCBSNC Rate Notice in the Mail This Week? It Might Show an Incorrect Rate

BCBSNC Rate Notice in the Mail This Week? It Might Show an Incorrect Rate

This week, many BCBSNC individual customers received letters telling them how much their health plans will cost in 2015. About 42,000 customers received notices that contained an incorrect premium amount. We’re very sorry about this mistake and we will be sending corrected rate notices to those customers.  In the meantime, we know you have questions […]
5 Spectacular Autumn Hikes on the North Carolina Coast

5 Spectacular Autumn Hikes on the North Carolina Coast

The poor North Carolina coast: after fall color has ignited in the mountains and blazed through the Piedmont, folks seem resigned to move on, unaware that this statewide show runs into early December at the coast. Why should coastal foliage be immune from flashing great color? Turkey oaks, for instance, are abundant, and their three-lobed […]
A Look Inside Our 2015 Rates: What They Mean for Our Individual Customers Under Age 65

A Look Inside Our 2015 Rates: What They Mean for Our Individual Customers Under Age 65

Every year, we inform our individual customers about their premium rates for the coming year with a letter. As our company’s managing actuary, I want to take a moment to explain what went into determining 2015 premiums so you have a better understanding when you receive that letter. Now, before I dive into this post, […]
5 Stunning Fall Hikes in the North Carolina Piedmont Region

5 Stunning Fall Hikes in the North Carolina Piedmont Region

The beginning of fall can be a busy time: the start of school, slipping back into the routine of work, still operating under the assumption your favorite football team has a chance. So it’s understandable if you weren’t able to make the drive and catch fall’s colorful debut in the mountains. But that hardly means […]
Four Things to Know About Fall Allergies

Four Things to Know About Fall Allergies

Fall is time for cooler temperatures, vibrant colored leaves, and, for some people, allergies. When most people think of allergies, they think of spring when so many flowers bloom. But in late August and early September, the flowers of ragweed are prevalent, and damp weather makes a good environment for mold to develop. These changes […]
The CSA in Your Back Yard: This Garden Comes in a Box

The CSA in Your Back Yard: This Garden Comes in a Box

he Produce Box is at the forefront of the sustainable food movement spreading across the state. The Raleigh-based, family-owned company supports 40 North Carolina farms by getting their goods in consumers’ hands.
Meet Our New Customers: Who We Enrolled During the Affordable Care Act’s First Open Enrollment Period

Meet Our New Customers: Who We Enrolled During the Affordable Care Act’s First Open Enrollment Period

As of May 1, 2014, we enrolled more than 232,000 customers in ACA plans through the Exchange. More North Carolinians having access to health insurance is a good thing. But the top-line enrollment number doesn’t tell the whole story.
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 […]
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 […]
How “One-Bill” Surgeries are Making  a Difference in North Carolina

How “One-Bill” Surgeries are Making a Difference in North Carolina

Insurance billing can be a real pain — we’re the first to admit that. That’s why, with the help of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates (TOA), we’ve expanded our efforts to provide better quality care and simpler billing to our customers who are having hip or knee replacement surgeries. Orthopedics This Week recently outlined the positive results […]