BCBSAZ Archives

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona launches ‘Get In!’


Do you know what deductible, network or formulary means? If not, then you may pick the wrong health plan for you and your family. So that doesn’t happen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) today announced Get In!, a free online resource to help when buying insurance. It aims to make health insurance easier to understand so Arizonans Get… Read More →

UA Medical Center recognized for transplant care


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona today  recognized University of Arizona Medical Center—University Campus (UAMC) with a Blue Distinction Center® designation for delivering quality transplant care as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program.  Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective, transparent measures for patient… Read More →

BCBSAZ launches open enrollment initiative


Nine out of 10 people are unaware they can enroll in health insurance starting November 15, according to the recent  Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. To help educate Arizonans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching a new program called, “Get In!”. It is designed to encourage Arizonans to get interested, to get informed and… Read More →

BCBSAZ donates 6,250 meals to the hungry


Arizonans across the state struggle with hunger. According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), almost one in five adults, and one in four children, struggle with hunger and poverty in rural and metro communities alike. Because food insecurity rates in Arizona are higher than the national average, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona… Read More →

BCBSAZ supports Mount Graham Safe House

Rich Boals, president and CEO of BCBSAZ.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) continues its 75th anniversary statewide outreach campaign, “Arizonans First. Always.” in Graham and Greenlee Counties with essential program funding to Mount Graham Safe House and Greenlee County Library System. Mount Graham Safe House is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing 24-hour emergency and ongoing services for domestic violence… Read More →

BCBSAZ, CPLC educate Arizonans about healthcare reform


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and Chicanos Por la Causa, Inc. (CPLC) announced a joint effort  to help educate Arizonans about the healthcare reform law. Together the organizations aim to reach those who likely haven’t had insurance in the past and may not understand how the law will benefit them. With a combined… Read More →

What does the Obamacare mean for small businesses?


Small-business owners who are anxiously waiting for regulators to finalize rules that will define the three-year-old Affordable Care Act remain uneasy. Their anxiety is justified since they are waiting for rules that will be enacted next year and no one knows what growing pains lie ahead. But they shouldn’t necessarily view the ACA as a… Read More →

Arizona Centennial Series: Looking Ahead At The State’s Next Century

Arizona Centennial Series - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Arizona Centennial — Forward thinking: Algae, solar, personalized medicine or none of the above? Some of Arizona’s greatest minds look ahead at the state’s next century A century ago, Arizonans with an entrepreneurial spirit ventured deep into the deserts and mountains in search of gold and copper. Today, as Arizona celebrates its 100th birthday, their… Read More →

HCLA 2011- Insurance

health care leadership awards - AZ Business Magazine 2011

Honoree: David J. McIntyre Jr., President and CEO, TriWest Healthcare Alliance With more than 27 years of experience in the health care industry, David J. McIntyre Jr. is the founder, CEO and president of TriWest Healthcare Alliance, which offers 2.7 million Americans associated with the military access to high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE… Read More →

2010 HCLA – Insurance Executive

2010 Health Care Leadership Awards

Honoree: Richard Boals Richard Boals President and CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona As president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) since 2003, Richard Boals is dedicated to ensuring that the health care needs of 1.3 million beneficiaries are met and exceeded. He leads a team of managers… Read More →