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Why is health care in America so expensive, and how can we address it?

If you've ever wondered why health care is so expensive, you're not alone. Here's what accounts for those costs and what we're doing to drive them down.

Insurance Education

What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Find out if you’re eligible

Learn the difference between these two programs, including who's eligible and what benefits each program provides.

4 min read | Insurance Education, Simplifying Care

How to build a great relationship with your doctor

The doctor-patient relationship is one of the most important relationships in our lives. To make the most of it, we have to be active participants in our own care. Here are some tips.

3 min read | Insurance Education

If you’re looking for summer adventure, try paddling with these beginner-friendly tips.

It’s too hot to be outdoors? Not if you’re near water. Or better yet, on it. Here are some tips from outdoor expert Joe Miller on how and where to try out paddling this summer.

Explore NC

If you’re looking for summer adventure, try paddling with these beginner-friendly tips.

It’s too hot to be outdoors? Not if you’re near water. Or better yet, on it. Here are some tips from outdoor expert Joe Miller on how and where to try out paddling this summer.

Healthy Lifestyle, Explore NC, Fitness

One of the first teens to get the COVID-19 vaccine shares his story

Chris got his COVID-19 vaccine at age 15, even before it was available to adults. He was part of the phase III Pfizer trial to help determine how effective the vaccine is in kids and teens.

Healthy Lifestyle, Coronavirus

What women need to know about COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Women have different side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine than men. Here's what you need to know about potential symptoms, including changes to your period and swollen lymph nodes.

Healthy Lifestyle, Coronavirus

Join us for a 5-day challenge to walk 10 minutes each day

Certified Personal Trainer Michelle Rogers is leading a five-day Walking Challenge on June 1-5, 2021. Read more to find out how you can take part!

Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness

Blue Cross NC employee shares how he’s coped with OCD, ADHD during the pandemic

George Price shares how he's taken care of himself and advocated for others struggling with their mental health throughout the pandemic.

Employee Spotlights

Blue Cross NC employee shares how he’s coped with OCD, ADHD during the pandemic

George Price shares how he's taken care of himself and advocated for others struggling with their mental health throughout the pandemic.

Life at Blue Cross NC, Employee Spotlights, Employee Well-Being

Struggle, Progress and Strength: Recognizing Black History Month at Blue Cross NC

For Blue Cross NC, this Black History Month comes less than a year after we’ve welcomed Dr. Tunde Sotunde, the first Black CEO and president in our company’s 88-year history. It's a moment for reflection on the “struggling and striving” we’ve seen.

3 min read | Life at Blue Cross NC

A fourth grader needed help. One Blue Cross NC employee stepped up.

Blue Cross NC employee Mike Restaino is passionate about helping North Carolinians lead healthier lives. In his free time, he helps fourth grader Zaquan navigate virtual learning to help set him up for a bright future.

3 min read | Life at Blue Cross NC, Employee Spotlights

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Our Work Doesn’t Stop!

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, we can't fulfill our mission to improve the health and well-being of our customers and communities without explicitly addressing disparities and health inequities.

1 min read | Industry Perspectives, Life at Blue Cross NC, Thought Leadership