2014 News Releases
During this season of giving, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is recognizing two employees who generously gave of their time and service all year. Catherine Madden and Tracey Larranaga were named Health Care Service Corporation Volunteer of the Year and BCBSNM Volunteer of the Year, respectively. Each year, these awards are given to employee volunteers who capture the "spirit of giving back to the community."
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Expands Access to Health Insurance Choices for Small Businesses
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico announced the launch of Blue DirectionsSM for Small Business, a private exchange solution for companies with 1–50 employees. Blue Directions for Small Business helps employers elect health and dental benefit plans, and customizes contribution strategies on a convenient, user-friendly platform which also allows employees to choose group plans or individual marketplace plans.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Continues Sustained Statewide Education Effort on the Affordable Care Act
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) announced today it is continuing a statewide education effort to help more than 420,000 uninsured New Mexicans find affordable health insurance options and begin to benefit from important medical services that meet their needs.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico said it will be working with State Farm agents to provide health insurance plans for the coming year.
About 30,000 New Mexicans are about to see their individual health insurance plans go away — part of a statewide push to ensure all coverage sold here meets minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) provided a grant of $150,000 over a three-year period to New Mexico Appleseed to help continue their work on hunger, homelessness, child abuse, and poverty in New Mexico. This is the second year of the three-year commitment that BCBSNM has partnered with New Mexico Appleseed.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Receives Regulatory Approval to Acquire Lovelace Health Plan Membership in New Mexico
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) received its final regulatory approval to acquire Lovelace Health Plan commercial members and the Medicare Advantage contract. The transaction is expected to be complete on June 1, 2014. This acquisition does not include Lovelace's hospitals, providers, pharmacies or clinics. Lovelace Health System and BCBSNM continue to build on their strong history and long-term relationship to service BCBSNM members with highly coordinated, cost-effective, quality care. Lovelace Health Plan Medicare Advantage and commercial members officially become BCBSNM members on June 1, 2014.