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

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

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

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 With New Mental Health and Musculoskeletal Services with Solera Health

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 Retail Centers to Reopen May 2021

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.


South Carolina Experts Address Food Insecurity with Launch of Learning Collaborative

April 5, 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 2021

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

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

February 5, 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 BlueShield of South Carolina Recognizes Facilities for Higher Quality in Maternity Care

January 20, 2021

The expanded Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care Program aims to provide mothers with best-in-class care while avoiding preventable or treatable pregnancy-related complications.


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

December 16, 2020

Blue Solutions Administrator is the newest company in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina enterprise. This Blue-branded third-party administrator (TPA) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


BlueSolutions is Newest Member of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Family of Companies

September 29, 2020

Blue Solutions Administrator is the newest company in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina enterprise. This Blue-branded third-party administrator (TPA) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  

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

September 17, 2020

Forbes Magazine has recognized BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina to its 2020 list of America's best employers for new graduates. BlueCross is one of two South Carolina-based companies to make the nationwide list.


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

August 28, 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has been recognized by Forbes magazine with the America’s Best-In-State Employer Award. The recognition highlights the company’s stability, good corporate citizenship, support for professional growth and employee work/life balance.


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

August 25, 2020

In its latest demonstration of community investment and corporate citizenship, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is committing funding to the state’s five, private four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to help with immediate financial needs to ensure sustainability, and assist in getting as many students as possible to begin or continue their education with these institutions. Those schools are Allen University and Benedict College, both in Columbia; Claflin University in Orangeburg; Morris College in Sumter; and, Voorhees College in Denmark.


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

July 23, 2020

Because the opioid epidemic continues to be a threat to the public health of South Carolinians, 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.

Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated facilities that show a commitment to delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. 


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

July 13, 2020

Long before the coronavirus pandemic put a spotlight on health disparities faced by African-Americans, South Carolinians were plagued by the epidemic of diabetes, which also disproportionately affects vulnerable populations. While there are existing stakeholders hoping to reduce the incidence of diabetes, 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), a long-term, multi-million dollar, statewide initiative dedicated to addressing these disparities in care in three strategic directions: improved pregnancy outcomes in women with diabetes; reduced lifelong risk of diabetes in children; and the prevention of diabetes and its complications in adults. 


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”

July 3, 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) are joining together in an effort to persuade the public to limit potential exposure to COVID-19 even as coronavirus cases are on the rise in South Carolina, hospital beds are filling and deaths are currently numbering in the high hundreds.


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

June 19, 2020

The South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Issue a Joint Statement Regarding COVID-19 in South Carolina.


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

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

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, BlueChoice Waive Cost-Sharing for In-Network COVID-19 Treatment

April 2, 2020

Effective immediately, the insurers will waive all out-of-pocket costs related to in-network COVID-19 medical treatment for members, through June 1.


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