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Highmark Foundation gives $74K - Business, Government Legal News from ...
State Journal
The Highmark Foundation recently awarded $74,000 in the form of 16 grants to schools in West Virginia through its “Creating a Healthy School Environment” program that aim at helping schools create innovative, healthy programs during the academic year.

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Posted on Aug 28, 2014 (3 days ago)

Customers anxious for details about Highmark transition plan for W. Pa.
Tribune-Review
Highmark Inc. and insurance regulators are still hashing out some details of state-mandated transition plan the health insurer filed a month ago that details what will happen to its insurance subscribers when a contract ends with medical provider UPMC.
Highmark denies premiums in federal insurance marketplaces affected by level ...Businessweek

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Posted on Aug 20, 2014 (11 days ago)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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 on Aug 4, 2014 (27 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 27, 2014 (4 days ago)

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Highmark Denies Allegations Of Anti-Competitive Pricing
Bidness ETC
Yesterday, Highmark Inc denied charges of overpricing in regions where it faces lower competition. Highmark said that contrary to reports, lack of competition in West Virginia was not the reason behind higher prices for insurance coverage packages in ...

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Posted on Aug 7, 2014 (24 days ago)

CBS Local

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 InfoCBS Local

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Posted on Aug 8, 2014 (23 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 26, 2014 (5 days ago)

MBS sticks with Highmark for 2015
Pittsburgh Business Times
MBS has a longstanding partnership with Highmark, but Executive Director Michael Boyd said a thorough analysis of regional and national carriers preceded the company's decision. Sticking with Highmark made the most economic sense for members, ...
Patient worries emerge over chargemasters at Pittsburgh's regional hospitals ...Businessweek

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Posted on Aug 23, 2014 (8 days ago)

The region deserves answers from UPMC about the Highmark split
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Millions of patients are set to lose affordable in-network access at all of UPMC's facilities. In his Aug. 20 Perspectives commentary “UPMC's Costly Divorce From Highmark,” attorney Gary L. Kaplan, who teaches health law at Carnegie Mellon University ...


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Posted on Aug 19, 2014 (12 days ago)

How will Delaware fare from Highmark's domination?
The News Journal
It isn't news that Delawareans pay higher health insurance premiums than most Americans, or that many families access Nemours/A.I. duPont Children's Hospital because of a feud between the doctors and insurance bureaucrats. Some reformers dream of a ...


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