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Judge to partially approve settlement in UPMC, Highmark antitrust case
Tribune-Review
UPMC tentatively agreed to pay $12.5 million to settle the Pine business' claim that the medical giant and Highmark Inc. conspired to keep insurance competitors out of Western Pennsylvania, which allowed a Highmark for-profit subsidiary to charge ...


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Posted on Jul 19, 2016 (8 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Highmark seeks holistic solution in an integration of behavioral and medical health
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
But that may start to change by fall when employer compliance monitoring is expected to begin for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, the 49-year-old former Rhode Island congressman told about 20 case managers at Highmark Health.
Highmark promotes mental health partnership with New York companyTribune-Review

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Posted on Jul 22, 2016 (6 days ago)

The Sentinel

Highmark, PinnacleHealth launch new pay model for breast cancer
The Sentinel
Highmark first started fixed payment for breast cancer services last year under an agreement with Allegheny Health Network, which Highmark owns. In March, the company announced the Highmark Cancer Collaborative, with the intent of expanding the model ...


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Posted on Jul 11, 2016 (17 days ago)

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

W.Va. company buys workers' compensation business of Highmark subsidiary
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance has acquired the workers' compensation business from HM Insurance Group, a Highmark company based Downtown. The deal involves workers' compensation policies and accounts with an estimated premium value of $120 ...
Highmark selling workers' comp businessTribune-Review
BrickStreet acquires $120M in workers' comp premiumsCharleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
BrickStreet Buys Workers Compensation Business from Pennsylvania's HM InsuranceInsurance Journal
Business Wire (press release)
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Posted on Jul 11, 2016 (16 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

W.Va. company buys Highmark's workers' comp business
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
An estimated 115 people who work at HM Insurance Group will become employees of Charleston, W.Va.-based BrickStreet Mutual Insurance effective Aug. 1 with acquisition of Highmark's workers' compensation business. BrickStreet acquired Highmark's ...
Venezuela Takes Over Kimberly-Clark Plant After Company Halts OperationsWall Street Journal
Kimberly-Clark: Venezuela seizes and re-opens US-owned factoryBBC News

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Posted on Jul 13, 2016 (15 days ago)

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield grant helps approximately 5000 children
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
WILKES-BARRE, — Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently provided a grant to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind to help the organization provide vision screenings to at-risk children in Luzerne, Pike, Wayne and Wyoming counties.


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Posted on Jul 20, 2016 (7 days ago)

US coal carload volumes surge to new year-high mark: AAR
Platts
US coal carload volumes rebounded from a slow July 4 holiday week to set a new high mark for 2016, the Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday. In the week ending July 16, a year-high 84,272 coal carloads traveled US railways, up 19.6% ...


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Posted on Jul 7, 2016 (21 days ago)

Highmark slashes reimbursement fees for pharmacy vaccinations
Pittsburgh Business Times
Highmark Inc. is cutting the amount pharmacies receive in administration fees each time they vaccinate a customer. The insurer confirmed Thursday it informed its network of contracted pharmacy-based vaccination providers of the change, which takes ...

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Posted on Jul 8, 2016 (20 days ago)

Highmark cuts reimbursement fees for pharmacy vaccinations
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com
Highmark Inc. said Thursday that it is lowering the amount that its contracted pharmacy-based vaccination providers receive in administration fees when they vaccinate a customer. "This new approach remains market competitive when viewed in totality ...

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Posted on Jul 14, 2016 (14 days ago)

A.M. Best Comments on Ratings of Members of Highmark Casualty Group Following Workers' Compensation ...
Business Wire (press release)
OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has commented that the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings of “a-” of the members of Highmark Casualty Group (HCG) remain unchanged following the recent workers' ...

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