Highmark Inc

Type: Company
Name: Highmark Inc
Nationality: United States
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

OV council approves budget

OCEAN VIEW — The Ocean View Town Council adopted the FY 2015 budget at a meeting April 8, concluding what officials said was a smooth process.After a series of workshops, officials agreed on a 2 percent property tax increase for residents and a 2 percent ... [Published Delmarva Daily Times - 3 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

For some Pitt students, UPMC could soon be out of network

April 18-- A University of Pittsburgh sophomore's broken ankle has exposed a new twist in the ongoing Highmark-UPMC contract dispute-- beginning Jan. 1, likely thousands of Pitt students with Highmark insurance could have limited or no access to non-emergency ... [Published Insurance News Net - 9 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 3 reports

A.M. Best affirms Highmark's 'excellent' rating

Ratings agency A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of 'A-' and issuer credit rating of 'a-' of downtown Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark Inc.Best also affirmed the ratings of Highmark's life, health and property and casualty ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Highmark vs. UPMC: Stop frightening seniors

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and the 60 Plus Association has 517,000 supporters in the state. For more than 20 years, the association has fought for a free-enterprise, less-government, less-taxes approach to seniors' issues.It's no secret that ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Monroeville’s rival hospitals worked together during crisis

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:00 p.m.Updated 34 minutes agoWhen UPMC announced plans in 2009 to build a hospital in Monroeville, many critics argued that the nonprofit health care organization would better serve the region by building somewhere ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Highmark partnering with DaVita in dialysis care

Health insurer Highmark Inc. on Wednesday announced a partnership with Denver-based DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care services, to improve the quality of care for dialysis patients while ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Hawthorn Surgery Center Relocates ASC in Illinois

This month, Hawthorn Surgery Center, an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates, moved to a new ambulatory surgery center location, according to a Lake County News-Sun report.Hawthorn Surgery Center, previously located in Libertyville, Ill., moved to the ... [Published Beckers ASC Review - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Allegheny County employees sticking with Highmark to save money send message

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald lobbed the health insurance coverage of the county's 6,700 employees and their families as the latest salvo in the war between Highmark and ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Highmark eyes caregiver market

The growing ranks of adults helping their aging and ill parents, relatives and friends is a business opportunity that health insurer Highmark is not passing up.The Pittsburgh-based insurer recently announced it is starting a new “comprehensive caregiver ... [Published Healthcare Finance News - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 3 reports

BRIEF: Allegheny County to stay with Highmark for health insurance

April 15-- Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today that the health insurance coverage for 15,000 county employees and dependents will remain with Highmark through 2015 even if the relationship between the large insurer and UPMC dissolves ... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Allegheny County employees sticking with Highmark to save money, send message

Allegheny County employees will keep health insurance through Highmark regardless of what happens between the insurer and UPMC, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Tuesday.The county's 6,700 employees will exclusively retain Highmark Blue Cross Blue ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 2 reports

How's your doctor doing? Comparison shop online

April 13-- Online reviews, quality ratings and price comparisons are commonplace for people shopping for everything from restaurants to cars. "There's very slow uptake on this," said Donald Fischer, chief medical officer for Highmark Inc., the state's ... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 13 2014]

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"The majority of the solutions in the market are geared toward the recipient of care, with the caregiver often being overlooked,” said Philip Tanner, in a media release. Tanner, Highmark’s director of the CaregiverHQ service, is the owner and president of a home care company operating in greater Pittsburgh."
...face because of the struggle to balance their role as caregiver with other work and life obligations," said Philip Tanner, director of CaregiverHQ. "They need emotional and logistical support as they deal with a range of challenges. So we asked: how do we help strengthen them so that they remain a positive resource to the people for whom they are caring?"
..."I want to revitalize Detroit one shirt at a time," he said. Investors proposed a $7,500 loan with conversion to equity. He was urged to find "a leader in the city of Detroit to help get the idea off the ground."
...off those exchanges through a local health insuranceinsurance agent, according to Brian Mast, vice president of communications for eHealth Inc. "In some cases there may be more options outside of exchanges because certain carriers have opted out of state exchanges, but are still offering ACA plans" he says

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OV council approves budget [Published Delmarva Daily Times - 3 hours ago]
For some Pitt students, UPMC could soon be out ... [Published Insurance News Net - 9 hours ago]
A.M. Best affirms Highmark's 'excellent' rating [Published Business First of Buffalo - Apr 17 2014]
Monroeville’s rival hospitals worked together d... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 17 2014]
Highmark vs. UPMC: Stop frightening seniors [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 17 2014]
Highmark partnering with DaVita in dialysis care [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Highmark Inc. and ... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 16 2014]
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Highmark Inc. and ... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Apr 16 2014]
Hawthorn Surgery Center Relocates ASC in Illinois [Published Beckers ASC Review - Apr 16 2014]
Highmark partnering with DaVita in dialysis care [Published Business First of Buffalo - Apr 16 2014]
Improved Healthcare Collaboration Tools Let Sta... [Published Aspect Blogs - Apr 16 2014]
Allegheny County employees sticking with Highma... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Fitzgerald Announces Allegheny County to Stay w... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 16 2014]
Allegheny County to stay with Highmark through ... [Published Beaver County Times - Apr 15 2014]
Allegheny County Sticking With Health Care Prov... [Published KDKA - Apr 15 2014]
Highmark eyes caregiver market [Published Healthcare Finance News - Apr 15 2014]
BRIEF: Allegheny County to stay with Highmark f... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 15 2014]
County Commits to Highmark Through 2015 [Published 90.5 WESA - Apr 15 2014]
Allegheny County employees sticking with Highma... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 15 2014]
Sciulli to step down as head of real estate for... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Apr 15 2014]
Allegheny County employees sticking with Highma... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 15 2014]
Allegheny County offers Highmark plan to its em... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Apr 15 2014]
6 Hospitals & Health Systems Planning or Openin... [Published Beckers ASC Review - Apr 15 2014]
How's your doctor doing? Comparison shop online [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 13 2014]
How’s your doctor doing? Comparison shop online [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Apr 13 2014]
10 Things to Know About UPMC [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Apr 11 2014]
Fully Raw Cannibals and My Obamacare Nightmare [Published The Confluence - Apr 11 2014]
Students given chance to present business ideas... [Published BG Views - Apr 11 2014]
New Service Provides Comprehensive Support For ... [Published BCBSA - Apr 10 2014]
Falcons hatch ideas [Published Sentinel Tribune - Apr 10 2014]
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A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Highmark Inc. and ... [Published Business Wire Professional Services News - Apr 16 2014]
OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength ratings (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of Highmark Inc. (Highmark), Keystone Health Plan West, Inc., HM Health Insurance Company and Highmark ...
Improved Healthcare Collaboration Tools Let Sta... [Published Aspect Blogs - Apr 16 2014]
Collaboration, security, data… it’s all happening now in healthcare.  Consider how the following organizations overcame challenges to meet their disparate but connected constituent needs while achieving financial goals. In each of these examples, ...
Fully Raw Cannibals and My Obamacare Nightmare [Published The Confluence - Apr 11 2014]
Re: Conservative reactions to marriage equality , Atrios wrote the following last week: Marriage equality was supposed to be a “conservative” gay rights issue. And, yes, more lefty queer people (speaking generally) weren’t initially thrilled with it ...
$2.32 per person per month [Published Balloon Juice - Apr 04 2014]
That is the great “risk corridor” and “death spiral” potential of one major Exchange carrier.  Highmark is an insurer for Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia.  They did well on the Exchanges this year by picking up over 100,000 new members in Pennsylvania.  ...
Good News On Obamacare Enrollment Leading To Mo... [Published The Moderate Voice - Apr 03 2014]
Democrats have suffered damage from the Affordable Care Act far more from negative press than actual negative results. Of course they make the problem far worse by running away as opposed to standing up for the successes of the Affordable Care Act. ...
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Insurance Department Receives Transactional Fil... [Published Financial Services - Feb 18 2014]
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Hig... [Published Financial Services - Feb 18 2014]
Highmark makes donation to American Red Cross t... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 15 2014]
Highmark Health Services And Heritage Valley He... [Published Financial Services - Oct 30 2013]
PNC Appoints Gregory B. Jordan General Counsel [Published PR Newswire - Oct 03 2013]
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