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Posted today (8 hours ago)

Five things to know today, and why a Pennsylvania tradition in the Big Apple may be moving
Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)
The donation announced Monday would go to the West Virginia American Red Cross. Highmark also announced it would allow its members in West Virginia to fill prescriptions off-cycle. "The people of West Virginia are part of the Highmark Health family ...


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Posted on Jun 23, 2016 (5 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Highmark looking to sell vision unit
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Is Highmark Health looking to sell its profitable HVHC vision business? The Wall Street Journal says it is, but a Highmark spokesman this morning would not confirm that. Aaron Billger described HVHC as “a strategic investment for Highmark” and said ...
Highmark courts buyers for profitable vision unitTribune-Review
Highmark Health looks to sell $1.65B vision unitBecker's Hospital Review

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Highmark Health's VITAL Program to Evaluate Avinger's Novel Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease
GlobeNewswire (press release)
PITTSBURGH and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGR) announced a collaboration today to evaluate Pantheris™, Avinger's novel ...

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Posted on Jun 21, 2016 (6 days ago)

Wall Street Journal

Highmark Health Seeks Buyer for Vision Unit
Wall Street Journal
Highmark Health is seeking to sell its vision unit, which could bring in around $2 billion, after the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer suffered losses in its core health-coverage business. The Pittsburgh nonprofit is working with a merger-advisory firm ...

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Posted on Jun 26, 2016 (2 days ago)

Highmark Health supports victims of West Virginia flooding; provides emergency support services to health insurance ...
PR Newswire (press release)
PITTSBURGH, June 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- Highmark Health, parent company of Highmark Inc., today announced that the company is contributing $25,000.00 to the West Virginia American Red Cross to support their efforts in providing food, shelter, relief ...

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Posted on Jun 24, 2016 (4 days ago)

Report: Highmark looks to sell vision care division
Pittsburgh Business Times
Highmark Health is pushing back against a Tuesday report that it is shopping around for a buyer for its vision care business. The Wall Street Journal reported that Highmark is working with merger advisory group CapM to court potential buyers for its ...
Highmark spokesperson cannot confirm $1.65B vision unit saleBecker's Hospital Review

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Posted on Jun 24, 2016 (3 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Organization protests Highmark's denial of coverage; Workforce investment board receives Labor Department grant ...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A Robinson-based professional organization has asked health insurer Highmark to reconsider its denial of coverage for a non-drug treatment for back pain. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is protesting Highmark's refusal to ...

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Posted on Jun 22, 2016 (6 days ago)

MedCity News

Morning Read: Highmark may sell its vision business to offset insurance losses
MedCity News
Pennsylvania insurer Highmark Health is looking to counter losses by selling off its vision care business which is valued at roughly $2 billion. The unit, called HVHC, includes Visionworks, a group of 700 stores in 42 states, and an optical-insurance ...


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Posted on Jun 2, 2016 (25 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

School health insurance consortium extends Highmark contract
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The health insurance consortium representing 42,000 Pittsburgh-area teachers, other school employees and their dependents, has signed a five-year extension with Highmark to administer its health insurance plan, citing data it says shows UPMC hospitals ...


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Posted on Jun 16, 2016 (12 days ago)

UPI.com

Insurance ratings agency downgrades Highmark outlooks to negative
Pittsburgh Business Times
A.M. Best, a ratings agency focusing on the insurance industry, revised its outlooks on Highmark Inc.'s insurance divisions from stable to negative and affirmed its financial strength ratings of "A-" and issuer credit ratings of "a-," according to a ...
Credit rater lowers its outlook for HighmarkTribune-Review
Florida Blues collected $471 million profit on ACA plans in 2015ModernHealthcare.com

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