Archive for the ‘Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’ Category

Health Blue Living by BCBSM

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Health Blue Living is a wellness based HMO that was launched five years ago by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  Since then nearly 500k Michigan residents have enrolled in the health plan. The plan provides discounts in monthly premium to he employee if they achieve goals such as lowering BMI, or quitting smoking for […]

Michigan Health Insurance Has Fewer Options

Posted on: October 27th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

A new report by the American Medical Association has some interesting information about what’s available throughout the nation for health insurance.  Michigan health insurance has the 4th least competitive market in the country which means consumers have fewer choices for health insurance. The report used numbers from 2009 enrollment in health insurance organizations and preferred […]

Michigan PPO Insurance Quote

Posted on: October 4th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “Blue Cross Launches New Insurance Plans For Small Businesses” by Melissa Burden on, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has launched a more affordable plan for their small business customers.  This is great news for small business owners who may be shopping for a PPO insurance quote. This nonprofit insurance […]

Michigan Health Insurance Rankings

Posted on: May 27th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

There were four Michigan health insurance companies included in JD Power’s 2010 Health Insurance Plan Study.  Health Alliance Plan took home the award with the highest ratings.  They actually received the best rating in 6 out of the 8 categories and the 2nd best rating in the other two. Aetna only received the worst rating […]

Medicare Supplement Plans in Michigan

Posted on: November 9th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) doesn’t advertise their Medicare Supplement plans because they are such money losers for the company.  BCBSM has a dominant market position with nearly 60% market share, and the second largest Medicare Supplement membership rests with United Healthcare who maintains just under 20% of the market. Several other health […]

Flexible Blue II – BCBSM

Posted on: October 1st, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Although health insurance rates continue to rise, affordable health insurance can still be found.  Flexible Blue is an affordable individual health plan offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) for families and individuals who live in Michigan. Flexible Blue is an HSA qualified health insurance plan, with monthly premiums as low as $52.82 […]

Priority Health Individual Health Plans

Posted on: August 27th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Michigan based Priority Health, plans to increase its presence in the Michigan individual health insurance marketplace, by launching a new suite of products targeting this market segment by the end of the year. Priority Health Chief Marketing Office Joan Budden is leading the charge.  Budden worked for BCBSM for 24 years including nearly four years […]

Top Rated Health Plans In Michigan

Posted on: July 1st, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

J.D. Power & Associates rated Health Alliance Plan (HAP) as the top health plan in Michigan for 2009.  Michigan is one of the few “regions” in this study of well over 100 health insurance companies from coast-to-coast, where a Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plan was not recognized as being the top plan. Health […]

BCBSM – Medical Home Program

Posted on: April 24th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

On Tuesday, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) announced the launch of a “patient-centered” medical home program (PCMH).  Through this program, BCBSM members who are enrolled in this program will have access to health care from their primary care physicians later at night and on weekends.  More than 1,000 physicians will be participating in […]

BCBSM Rasies Individual Health Plan Rates

Posted on: April 20th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Michigan’s largest health insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), is making changes to their individual health insurance portfolio, which in some cases will cost Michigan residents as much as $600 per month while also having to pay higher out of pocket costs. In the end of last month, BCBSM closed some of […]