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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Awarded

Posted on: March 25th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina earned a very high customer satisfaction score and with all of the concerns over health insurer quality, this bodes well for BCBS.  According to the article “North Carolina Health Insurer Earns High Customer Satisfaction Score” by Bob Graham on, BCBS of North Carolina ranked second best in […]

Top North Carolina Health Insurance Companies

Posted on: February 18th, 2011 by JPAL No Comments

We Below are the top 10 health insurance companies in North Carolina, ranked by 2011 market share according to the National Association for Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina United Healthcare Ins Co. United Healthcare of NC inc. Humana Ins. Co, Partners National Health Plans of NC Coventry Health and Life […]

Medicare Health Plans in Raleigh NC

Posted on: December 16th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

Continuing a series of posts that will recognize the best value in Medicare health plans in major metropolitan areas across the country, rated the following plans as tops in Raleigh North Carolina.  Yesterday’s post gives some background on the methodology used. For Healthy Seniors, the Medicare Plans judged to be the best value were: […]

BlueOptions HSA – Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

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

Given the increased attention to rising health insurance rates and the growing number of uninsured in this country, we periodically scour the web for low-cost health insurance plans from quality health insurance companies across the country and blog about one here. Blue Options HSA is a low cost health plan for North Carolina residents offered […]

North Carolina Health Insurance Rates

Posted on: September 21st, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

According to a recent report released by Families USA, North Carolina health insurance rates have increased sharply.  It now costs over $13,000 to insure the average North Carolina family via an employer sponsored health insurance plan.   Of that amount, the family will end up paying $4,000-$5,000 out of pocket. The cost of Group health insurance […]

BCBSNC Attacks Health Care Plan

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), has broken rank with the health insurance industry and will air TV ads which attack Barack Obama’s proposed health care plan. In recent times the health insurance industry, led by the AHIP, has made some consessions to the government such as agreeing to keep health insurance premiums […]

North Carolina State Health Plan’s Staggering Losses

Posted on: May 12th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

The State Health Plan – North Carolina’s health plan for state employees lost $137.6 Million in the fiscal year ending in June 2008.  The plan covers roughly 667,000 North Carolinians.  The primary driver of the financial implosion was the introduction of a more generous PPO health insurance option that prompted 76,000 existing enrollees to switch […]

Top North Carolina Health Insurance Plans

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

The top North Carolina health insurance plans as ranked by US News and World report’s annual health plan ranking report are displayed below.  Of particular note is that a number of health insurers including the states oldest and largest health insurance company, BCBSNC, have chosen to not supply internal data that is required to provide […]

BCBSNC Offers Free Generic Prescriptions

Posted on: December 9th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

In an effort to assist North Carolinians through tough financial times brought on by the global recession, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has waived the co-payments on generic prescription drugs for the first half of 2009 (through June ’09).  The waiver supplements a similar program that BCBSNC is running in 2008 called […]

2008 Health Plan Rankings

Posted on: November 11th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

US News and World Report recently released their health plan rankings for 2008, based on NCQA Data collection and analysis.  The 4th annual rankings provided via the collaboration between US News and the NCQA, aims to help health insurance shoppers select quality health plans.  Costs will likely always be one of the most if not […]