In 2004, some 15 years ago, I began a new life’s journey when I accepted a position right here at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Louisiana was SO different then. No Hurricane Katrina yet. No Drew Brees. No Super Bowl Championship. Nick Saban was OUR coach! And I had just moved into a brand-new house my wife designed and we built from scratch.
I’m traveling this week and taking a break from writing. Instead, here is our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Vindell Washington, with a post about keeping your children healthy. Why is this important to talk about on a blog about healthcare costs? Well, for one, it meets Blue Cross’s mission of improving the health and lives of Louisianians. Second, staying healthy is one way to keep healthcare costs down, as well as reduce missed days of school and work. I know that’s important to the people who read this blog.
These days, all data is a prime target for cyber attacks and breaches. From malicious apps on Facebook that want to steal your photos to hackers who want your banking, health and other private information, you have to know who to trust.
At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, our mission is to improve the health and lives of Louisianians – and that includes how we store, use and protect your health data. We carefully control who can see your data, and we have strong safeguards to make sure no one from the outside can get inside.
A new rule about HRAs could change how small employers fund health insurance
The numbers in Louisiana are frankly not too good: only 20% of employers with fewer than 10 employees offer their employees a group health plan.
Straight Talk’s healthcare economist, Mike Bertaut, appeared on WRKF’s Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster on June 26, 2019.
He’s talking about the future of the ACA and what the courts and Washington, D.C., may do, prescription drug prices, balance billing, and how Blue Cross is using predictive analytics to improve your health.
I know from experience that if I say the words “insurance company,” a lot of people immediately get negative.