Note from Mike: It’s been a while since I brought my Straight Talk audience one of these videos. Today, I’m introducing someone we at Blue Cross consider a Thought Leader. To us, a thought leader is a person who is working to solve problems in health care and health insurance and leading innovations. Read more
One dear love in my life is what my wife calls my “tractor time.” Our house sits on about an acre of land, which creates quite a few mowing opportunities during the year. Each year, I mow the full lawn around 25 times at about an hour each. Read more
Without looking, can you tell me right now what’s lurking in your medicine cabinet or bathroom drawers? Don’t worry; I can’t tell you what’s in mine, either. Read more
It’s National Volunteer Week and to celebrate, I’m turning the Straight Talk reins over to Michael Tipton, the head of Community Relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and president of our Blue Cross Foundation.
One of my co-workers here at Blue Cross is doing some amazing things. I’ve talked about him before on these pages. He and his team are building Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana into a first-class data powerhouse. Why should you care about this? Read more
One thing that has always struck me about the way people spend money is how much it has evolved during my lifetime. Today, we are much more savvy and flexible about how we use debt and insurance than we were 50 years ago. Most people don’t really think about the retail prices anymore when they buy a house or a car; instead, they think, “Hey, I can make the monthly payments!” and that’s typically about as far as it goes. Read more