What? Me, Worry?

By |June 20th, 2018|

Sometimes we get emails and communications from our members that project a ton of uncertainty and fear. Like this one:
“Why isn’t BCBS actively, openly, LOUDLY fighting the current Administration’s efforts to dismantle the ACA? How will I be able to afford my medications? How will I be able to see […]

What is Health Insurance, Exactly?

By |June 13th, 2018|

Every so often, I go on WRKF’s Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster and talk about what’s happening in health insurance, healthcare reform and other topics on. I was on the air just this week when I got this question:

“You cannot buy your health. Why do I have to pay for […]

Looking Forward with Data: Can Blue Cross Predict the Future?

By |May 30th, 2018|

Brilliant! Occasionally, I get to work with someone whose grasp of technology and the real possibilities of data and modeling just blow me away.

Somesh Nigam, our new Chief Analytics and Data Officer, is exactly this kind of fellow.

He will tell you that a payer like Blue Cross is the only […]

So, What’s a Short-Term Limited Duration (STLD) Health Insurance Policy?

By |May 7th, 2018|

Fourteen years ago, I was working for a collapsing telecom company that had just shut down the division I worked for and laid off about 70 of us. Three months later, I began my career here at Blue Cross, and as a cancer survivor, you might imagine I was VERY […]

Blue Cross, through NOLAHI, Invests Directly in Improving Outcomes for Diabetics

By |April 4th, 2018|

As a person with Type 2 diabetics in my family, I’ve seen the struggle, up close and personal, of having to stick yourself multiple times a day, record your blood sugar levels and then convert that on the fly into some kind of medicine dosing. Calling it a messy process […]