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Posted yesterday.

UPMC's costly divorce from Highmark
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
On Jan. 1, UPMC will achieve its long-sought divorce from Highmark. The separation will undoubtedly disrupt care, add untold stress and potentially harm thousands. UPMC, in refusing even to negotiate a renewed contract, has plainly driven the breakup.


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Posted today (6 hours ago)

UPMC sees fiscal 2014 volume gains, compromise with Highmark
ModernHealthcare.com
Just days before its fiscal year ended, UPMC also brokered a deal with insurance giant Highmark, which last year bought West Penn Allegheny Health System to create one of the country's largest integrated delivery networks, heating up competition in the ...
Health Care Giants Battling For Control Of Pittsburgh's MarketKaiser Health News
Chief financial officer says UPMC is holding its ownInsurance News Net
UPMC earnings turn positive, but pressures mountTribune-Review

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Posted today (10 hours ago)

Highmark Foundation awards $311950 to schools in Western Pa. for innovative ...
The Providence Journal
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation has awarded schools in Western Pennsylvania with $311,950 in "Creating a Healthy School Environment" grants for innovative, healthy programs that begin in September when local ...
Highmark Foundation gives grants for healthy school environment programsThe Patriot-News

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Posted on Aug 19, 2014 (2 days ago)

How will Delaware fare from Highmark's domination?
The News Journal
Highmark's empire includes major (if not monopoly) insurers in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia; the nation's second-largest optometry chain; multiple dental plans; lucrative Medicare processing contracts and supplemental insurance policies ...


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Posted yesterday.

New Pittsburgh Courier

POISE, Highmark fund 'Strengthening Black families' initiatives
New Pittsburgh Courier
Now, thanks to $250,000 in previously received funding from Highmark, the POISE Foundation announced it has awarded grants to four nonprofits that have tailored programs to wholistically address such issues while involving additional family members.


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Posted yesterday.

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community raises record amount
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com
The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in Harrisburg had another record-breaking year, with an increase of approximately 20 percent in money raised from 2013, according to Highmark. It raised approximately $332,200 for local nonprofit organizations ...


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Posted on Aug 19, 2014 (2 days ago)

NPR (blog)

Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf
NPR (blog)
For decades, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together. But as the line between insurance companies and health care providers across the country blurs, these longtime allies are venturing into each ...


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Posted on Aug 8, 2014 (12 days ago)

Highmark agrees to trim 2015 Obamacare rate hike request
The News Journal
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield agreed Friday to shave a full percentage point off its requested rate increase for individual 2015 Obamacare insurance plans in Delaware. Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart said Highmark, which ...


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Posted on Aug 4, 2014 (16 days ago)

Highmark transition plan details still elusive
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Highmark filed its post-UPMC transition plan last Thursday with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, but it likely will be another week — at least — before the public knows the details. Insurance officials said Monday they intend to give the plan ...
Highmark expects other insurers to end reimbursement for surgical procedurePittsburgh Business Times
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community helps charitable organizations across ...PR Newswire (press release)
West Penn Allegheny Health System narrows quarterly net lossTribune-Review

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Posted on Aug 7, 2014 (14 days ago)

swindler posing as Highmark job recruiter
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Highmark Health is warning area job seekers about an unusual twist on the old-fashioned employment scam, in which a person posing as a recruiter for the Pittsburgh company contacts would-be job applicants by phone or email and attempts to collect their ...
Highmark warns of fake recruiter seeking ID infoSFGate

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