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AM Best Awards BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina With 20th Consecutive A+ Rating

Recognition | January 5, 2022

AM Best Company has awarded BlueCross its A+ rating for the 20th consecutive year.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Again Recognized as a Top Workplace for Women

Recognition | August 12, 2022

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina continues to earn recognition as a top employer, most recently earning a spot on Forbes’ 2022 list of America’s best employers for women.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina invests in BlueScholars at Benedict College and Claflin University

Philanthropy | July 26, 2022

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is partnering with Benedict College and Claflin University to give more students an opportunity to pursue an education while getting a head start on their career paths. The BlueCross BlueScholars program will select four students from each institution to receive a full four-year scholarship that covers tuition, room and board.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Names Michael J. Mizeur President and CEO and David S. Pankau Chairman of the Board of Directors

Recognition | July 5, 2022

David S. Pankau has been named chairman of the board effective April 21, 2022, and Michael J. Mizeur has been named president and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina effective July 1, 2022.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Expands My Health Novel to Include Mental Health and Musculoskeletal Services

Health Initiatives | May 19, 2022

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, along with Solera Health, is expanding My Health Novel℠, its personalized health and wellness program, to include mental health and musculoskeletal offerings to address the diverse clinical needs of its members.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Again Earns Spot on Forbes’ List of Best Large Employers

Recognition | February 15, 2022

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina once again has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s best large employers. This is the third time the company has been named to the list.

AM Best Recognizes BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina With 19th Consecutive A+ Rating

Recognition | December 16, 2020

Once again BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina was awarded AM Best’s A+ rating. This time for the 19th consecutive year.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Again Recognized by Forbes as Best-In-State-Employer

Recognition | September 30, 2021

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina again has earned a place on Forbes magazine’s list of Best-In-State Employers. The inclusion in the 2021 rankings highlights the company’s dedication to providing a safe work environment, competitive compensation, opportunities for advancement and flexibility for remote work.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

Recognition | October 7, 2021

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has announced several executive level leadership promotions. Renee McCormick has been named executive vice president and chief information officer; Lori Hair has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Jill Davis has been named executive vice president — Strategic and Diversified Businesses.

Special Enrollment Period for ACA Insurance Closes Aug. 15

Enrollment | August 5, 2021

The special enrollment period for the exchange insurance marketplace will end Aug. 15, 2021.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Names Chief Operating Officer

Recognition,Business | September 16, 2021

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has selected Michael Mizeur to serve in the newly created position of president and chief operating officer.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Opens Retail Sales Center in Myrtle Beach

Marketing and Product Updates | September 27, 2021

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is opening a fourth South Carolina BLUE™ retail sales center to help even more consumers navigate the health care marketplace.

BlueCross BlueShield Retail Centers to Reopen

Enrollment | April 28, 2021

There is good news on the horizon for South Carolinians who want in-person assistance to navigate their health insurance options. The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina retail centers will reopen beginning in May 2021.

South Carolina Experts Address Food Insecurity with Launch of Learning Collaborative

Health Initiatives | April 6, 2021

The SC Roadmap to Food Security Learning Collaborative, which launched earlier this year, is a partnership of community-based organizations and medical providers from across South Carolina. They have come together to forge new pathways toward creating greater food security for South Carolinians.

ACA Special Enrollment Period Extends to August 15

Enrollment | April 1, 2021

The special enrollment period for the exchange insurance market has been extended until Aug. 15, 2021. The federal government reopened the exchange Feb. 15, 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that 15 million Americans lack insurance and are eligible for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage. Many are eligible for free or reduced-cost coverage.

Carolina Kidney Partners and BlueCross Join in Innovative Value-Based Approach To Improve Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Health Initiatives | February 22, 2021

Hoping to achieve higher quality care at a lower cost by prevention rather than treatment, Carolina Kidney Partners (CKP), a five practice, physician-owned organization in South Carolina and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina announce an innovative partnership.

The Window To Purchase Insurance on the ACA Marketplace Opens Feb. 15

Enrollment | February 8, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has reopened the exchange insurance market for enrollment from Feb. 15 – May 15, 2021.

BlueCross Employees Volunteered 18,000 Hours in 2018

Philanthropy | December 19, 2018

In 2018, nearly 6,000 BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina employees logged 18,000 volunteer hours in support of established nonprofits, which translates into $444,420 in monetary value according to Independent Sector, a national membership organization that tracks volunteerism.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Extending Customer Service Hours Ahead of ACA Deadline

Business | December 10, 2018

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina customer service representatives are working longer hours fielding calls during the final week of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period to ensure one-on-one attention to those signing up for health insurance before the 11:59 p.m. Dec. 15, 2018 deadline.

SC BlueCross Only Health Plan Operating in All Counties for Open Enrollment

Business | October 26, 2018

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the only Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance provider in every South Carolina county since 2016, is encouraging residents to sign up for health insurance during this year’s open enrollment period, which begins Thursday, Nov. 1 and ends Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina Engaging Members With Telehealth Option

Telehealth | October 15, 2018

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina are urging people to consider telehealth for their next non-emergency room doctor visit.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Donating $500,000 to One SC Fund

Philanthropy | October 5, 2018

In its ongoing commitment to communities devastated by Hurricane Florence, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is donating $500,000 to the One SC Fund to support South Carolinians’ storm recovery.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Addresses Urgent Need with $500,000 to American Red Cross

Philanthropy | September 28, 2018

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the state’s only local health insurance company, is donating $500,000 to the American Red Cross for immediate relief efforts to South Carolina citizens and communities devastated by Hurricane Florence and its aftermath.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, BlueChoice HealthPlan Focusing on Fearless School Teachers

Philanthropy | August 21, 2018

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan are once again seeking South Carolina schoolteachers who want to Live Fearless

BlueCross Partners to Address the Opioid Crisis

Health Initiatives | July 30, 2018

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, South Carolina Hospital Association and South Carolina Medical Association have joined to form the Opioid Risk Prevention Partnership (ORPP), which is designed to advance the conversation among and between hospitals, physicians and other providers, patients and the general public around the issues of pain and the appropriate use of alternatives to opioids in pain management.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Recognizes Facilities for Higher Quality in Maternity Care

Health Initiatives | January 20, 2021

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has recognized health care facilities in South Carolina with a Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) or Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program.

SC BlueCross Honors Maternity Care in Hospitals with ‘Blue Distinction’ Designation

Health Initiatives | January 22, 2018

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has recognized several South Carolina hospitals with a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

A.M. Best Recognizes BlueCross With A+ Rating

Recognition | January 19, 2018

A.M. Best Company, which describes itself as the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source, has awarded BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina the company’s 16th consecutive A+ rating.

S.C. BlueCross Foundation Invests in WISE Schools With New Grant Opportunity

Philanthropy | February 26, 2018

To better support South Carolina schools in creating healthier school environments, the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is announcing its Wellness Inspired School Environment (WISE) grants, which are open to all public and private nonprofit schools in South Carolina serving grades K-12.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Named to Forbes America’s Best Employers List

Business | May 17, 2018

Forbes magazine included BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina in its annual ranking of America’s Best Employers, a compilation of the nation’s top 500 employers.

AM Best Recognizes BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina With A+ Rating

Recognition | December 17, 2019

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina achieved its 18th consecutive A+ rating from AM Best Company, a global organization that describes itself as the world’s most authoritative insurance rating and information source. 

BlueCross Adds MUSC College of Dental Work to Its Network

Dental | December 5, 2019

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina announced today that it will be adding the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine to its dental network.

BlueCross Donates “Live Fearless” Employee-Painted Mural to McLeod Children’s Hospital Together with $50,000 Gift to Support Care to Vulnerable Babies and Hero Fun

Philanthropy | November 1, 2019

On Monday morning, Nov. 4, at 11, leaders from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and McLeod Children’s Hospital gather for a press conference and celebratory recognition of a gift, which consists of a mural painted by 200 BlueCross employees for patients at the McLeod Children’s Hospital and a $50,000 contribution to the hospital. 

BlueCross Only Health Plan Operating in All Counties for ACA Open Enrollment, Only Health Plan With All Hospitals in Network

Business | October 29, 2019

The 45-day open enrollment period for health insurance purchased through the federal marketplace begins on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

BlueCross Foundation Launches New Funding for Innovative Health Solutions

Philanthropy | June 18, 2019

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is encouraging organizations to apply for a new grant opportunity to improve the health and well-being of South Carolinians.

Forbes Names BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina One of America’s Best Large Employers

Recognition | May 13, 2019

For the second consecutive year, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina was named to Forbes America’s Best Large Employers list.

BlueCross and BlueChoice Receive Customer Service Awards

Recognition | May 6, 2019

For the sixth year in a row, the customer service advocates (CSAs) of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan have received recognition for providing superior service to the companies’ members.

Take a Healthy Step to Walk@Lunch with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Training and Special Events | April 18, 2019

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is asking people to take a step toward better health by stepping out during its annual National Walk@Lunch Day on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

BlueCross Offers Medicare Information Sessions

Serving Members | April 8, 2019

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is offering Medicare learning opportunities for those looking for information and clarity about Medicare plans, including the popular Medicare Supplement Plan F.

BlueCross Gives Teachers New Equipment to Inspire Fearless Students

Philanthropy | March 27, 2019

Continuing its support of teachers, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is once again awarding new teaching equipment to South Carolina teachers who inspire their students to Live Fearless in the classroom.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, South Carolina Hospital Association and South Carolina Medical Association Collaborate On Public Service Campaign Encouraging South Carolinians to “Slow the Spread”

COVID-19 | July 3, 2020

The “Slow the Spread” public service campaign will begin airing on T.V. and on social media in advance of the July 4th holiday weekend. In addition, a website, https://slowthespreadsc.com/, will be updated regularly with useful information sourced by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/.

A Joint Statement on the Spread of COVID-19 in South Carolina from the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

COVID-19 | June 19, 2020

Every day we see reports of COVID-19’s impact on the people of South Carolina. We have watched these numbers closely, and we are concerned about the health and safety of our citizens. All of us can help.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Charleston County Medical Society Join Forces to Bring 300,000 PPE Supplies to Independent Physicians in South Carolina

COVID-19 | May 1, 2020

On Saturday, May 2, independent physicians and medical practice representatives will convene in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville to pick up 300,000 pieces of pre-ordered personal protection equipment, commonly known as PPE, through collaboration between BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Charleston County Medical Society.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation Join Forces with Senior Resources to Combat Food Insecurity for Vulnerable Elders in South Carolina

Philanthropy | April 28, 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation have joined together with Senior Resources to provide emergency food assistance beginning now into early summer in counties throughout the state.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Announces Statewide Initiative To Markedly Improve Health Outcomes through Diabetes Free SC

Health Initiatives | July 13, 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation are joining together with several organizations well-established in the trenches of diabetes care, including the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina and the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control, to launch Diabetes Free SC (DFSC).

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Donates to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Philanthropy | August 25, 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is committing funding to the state’s five, private four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Blue Solutions is Newest Member of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Family of Companies

Business | September 29, 2020

Blue Solutions Administrator is the newest company in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina enterprise.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Designates 14 Facilities as Blue Distinction® Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery

Health Initiatives | July 23, 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has named 14 treatment facilities as Blue Distinction Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery — a designation acknowledging providers that deliver high quality care with the best health outcomes.

Forbes Recognizes BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina as One of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates

Recognition | September 17, 2020

Forbes magazine has named BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina to its 2020 list of America’s Best Employers for New Graduates.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Again Earns Forbes America’s Best-In-State Employer Award

Recognition | August 28, 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has been recognized by Forbes magazine with the America’s Best-In-State Employer Award.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan Waive Cost-Sharing for In-Network COVID-19 Treatment

Health Initiatives | April 2, 2020

BlueCross and BlueChoice announced the insurers will waive all out-of-pocket costs related to in-network COVID-19 medical treatment for members through June 1.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Employees Give in a Major Way

Philanthropy | January 22, 2020

In 2019, BlueCross employees donated thousands of hours and millions of dollars to causes they care about.

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