Blue Cross Blue Shield Scrambling To Improve CybersecurityBlue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is scrambling to improve its cybersecurity after an internal whistleblower raised concerns that the state's largest health insurer has neglected thousands of important updates to its computer system.
Health Insurance Companies Offering Rewards For Reaching Fitness GoalsA growing number of health insurance companies are offering rewards for staying active, by connecting to activity trackers such as Apple Watch, FitBit, and Garmin devices.
Minnesota Has Among Highest Rates Of Depression In U.S.Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), who insures over 106 million people, reports that major depression cases skyrocketed from 2013 to 2016.
Children's To Stay With Blue Cross, Contract Negotiations ReachedChildren's Hospitals of Minnesota and Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached an agreement that will allow the hospital to stay on with the insurance company.
Children's Minnesota, BCBS Continue Contract NegotiationsStaff at Children's Minnesota continue contract negotiations with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Charges: Disgruntled Fmr. Worker Threatens To Bomb Eagan Blue CrossA 48-year-old Eagan man is accused of threatening to bomb a Blue Cross Blue Shield location because he was mad about getting fired, according to charges filed in Dakota County.
Insurers Pulling Plans Is Costly Problem For MNsureMinnesota insurers have routed thousands of customers away from MNsure, a financial boon for the companies but one that creates enrollment and revenue headaches for an exchange already confronting concerns about long-term solvency. After signing up customers on plans through the exchange in 2014, two insurers effectively pulled nearly 5,000 policies off MNsure for the following year.
MNsure's 2016 Rates Will Surge Up To 49 PercentState officials say Minnesotans buying health coverage through MNsure will pay between 14 percent and 49 percent more on average next year.
State Offering $500K To Grow Farm-To-School Programs In MinnesotaAs part of National Farm to School Month, Minnesota encouraging more farms and schools to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to the cafeteria.
Blue Cross Blue Shield To Cut 450 IT Jobs Over 4 YearsMinnesota's largest health insurer announced it plans to eliminate hundreds of jobs Wednesday. MPR reported Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is planning to eliminate 450 jobs.
Cost Of Health Care Premiums Could Increase DramaticallyHealth care premiums in Minnesota could skyrocket next year, if providers get their way. Eight Minnesota health insurers have proposed premium increases ranging from 11 to 74 percent.
Insurer That Runs Blue Cross Blue Shield HackedThe FBI is investigating the hacking of one of the nation's largest health insurers. Anthem runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in more than a dozen states. The company discovered last week that hackers accessed as many as 80 million customer records.
Minn. Insurance Companies Oppose Obama's Extension Minnesota's largest private insurance companies are opposing President Barack Obama's plan to let people keep existing insurance for at least a year under his health care law.
Mom Sues After Therapy Was Denied To Son With Autism A Minnesota mom says she's suing two major insurance companies for not providing her son with the care he needs.
Minn. HMOs Agree To Give Back Excess '11 ProfitsFour large nonprofit health plans will return excess profits from public health care contracts to the state under a yearlong deal announced Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton.