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This page contains press releases from Blue-branded Highmark health insurance companies. Click on the title to read the full release.

Dec. 28, 2010

Highmark supports seniors through $19,200 grant to Lutheran SeniorLife program

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
In an effort to support seniors at risk of falling, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded a $19,200 grant to Lutheran SeniorLife's Fall Risk Screening and Prevention program at Passavant Retirement Community. The goal of the program is to decrease seniors' risk of falling while improving their functionality as well.

Dec. 17, 2010

Geisinger and Highmark reach agreement on four-year contract

Company: Highmark
Geisinger Health System and Highmark Inc. announced today an agreement on a new, four-year contract effective Jan. 1, 2011. The current agreement had been set to expire on Dec. 31, 2010.

Dec. 14, 2010

Looking to get healthy in the New Year? Free wellness programs available at more than 100 sites across Pennsylvania

Company: Highmark
As the new year approaches, many of us will be making resolutions about eating better, managing stress and more. Highmark can help you keep your resolutions with free Wellness Where You Live programs at more than 100 sites across Pennsylvania.

Dec. 13, 2010

Mount Nittany Medical Center joins Highmark Blue Shield's Medicare Advantage Network

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
Members of Highmark Blue Shield's FreedomBlue Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) can now access health care services closer to home. Effective Jan. 1, 2011, Mount Nittany Medical Center and Mount Nittany Physician Group will join Highmark's Medicare Advantage Network.

Dec. 9, 2010

Highmark employee volunteers contribute $9,500 to 19 Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc. recently awarded $9,500 to 19 nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania through Highmark's Employee Volunteer Grant Program. The program awards a number of $500 grants each quarter to select nonprofit community organizations where Highmark employees volunteer. This effort reinforces the company's appreciation for employees who spend their personal time helping local organizations carry out their missions in the community.

Dec. 8, 2010

Don't give in to the winter blues

Company: Highmark
With the winter season quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to prepare your family, your home and your mindset for the temperature change, the darker days and the temptation to eat more and move less as a way to console the winter blues. If you find yourself in the doldrums during winter, remember that good foods, good habits, good moods and good health go hand in hand.

Dec. 1, 2010

Study proves that online chronic condition program offers patients a return on investment and enhances ability to self manage health conditions

Company: Highmark
A study conducted by HealthMedia, Inc. and Highmark Inc., published in the November/December edition of the American Journal of Health Promotion, proves that an online program offers a return on investment and enhances a patient's ability to self manage chronic health conditions.

Nov. 30, 2010

Highmark awards United Way of Mercer County with $19,500 grant to support "Success by Six"TM initiative

Company: Highmark
In an effort to support early childhood education, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded the United Way of Mercer County with a $19,500 grant that will be put toward their Success by SixTM Summer Program for Pre-Kindergarten Children. This United Way initiative has been directly responsible for assisting in the school-readiness training of over 1,000 pre-kindergarten children in local communities.

Nov. 29, 2010

Highmark Inc. collaborates with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to address childhood obesity

Company: Highmark
Thirty-nine percent of the children living in Pennsylvania are overweight and are at greater risk of developing such chronic diseases as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease than the generation before them. To continue its efforts to address childhood obesity, Highmark Inc. has collaborated with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to expand its obesity benefits for children in 2011.

Nov. 22, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield partners with Operation Warm so no child in Erie will be cold this winter

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Operation Warm have teamed up again to make sure that children in Northwestern Pennsylvania won't be cold this winter. Coats will be distributed in Crawford and Erie counties as well as the following Northwest Pa. school districts—City of Erie, Crawford Central, Corry, Fort Leboeuf, Fairview, General McClane, Harbor Creek, Iroquois, North East and Union City.

Nov. 11, 2010

Highmark Direct to celebrate grand opening of Monroeville health insurance store

Company: Highmark
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will open the doors of its newest Highmark Direct retail store on Saturday, Nov. 20 with a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4008 William Penn Highway in Monroeville.

Nov. 10, 2010

Highmark continues support of Meadville Family YMCA program with $12,500 grant

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
In an effort to combat the national childhood obesity epidemic, Highmark recently awarded a $12,500 grant to the Meadville Family YMCA's Way to Win for Life (W2W4Life) program. The W2W4Life program is a free after-school sports and nutrition program operated under the support of the Meadville Family YMCA.

Nov. 5, 2010

Caring for the caregiver: Top five tips for caring for yourself while caring for a seriously ill loved one

Company: Highmark
November is National Family Caregivers Month. As a health insurer, one of the ways Highmark looks out for our seriously ill members is by providing them with a care manager to support their health care needs. But we know that many of our seriously ill members also have an extensive at-home support system in the form of caregivers. These caregivers provide help with everything from cooking to emotional support to medical paperwork.

Nov. 3, 2010

Highmark's collaboration with hospitals and doctors continues to yield benefits for all patients

Company: Highmark
Whether it's reducing infections for patients, increasing the number of generic drugs to reduce costs or collaborating with hospitals to develop a philosophy and culture of quality, Highmark's QualityBLUE pay-for-performance (P4P) programs continue to evolve to help save lives and health care dollars.

Oct. 28, 2010

Highmark Blue Shield supports Weller Health Education Center and Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley's efforts to address teen dating violence

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
In an effort to reduce and prevent teen dating violence in the Lehigh Valley, Highmark Blue Shield has provided a $10,000 grant to the Weller Health Education Center and Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley so they can implement the program Relationship Respect. This multi-year, joint initiative will implement programs, policies and evaluations in schools so teachers, parents and peers can gain a better understanding of the prevalence of dating violence and how to stop incidents before they start.

Oct. 27, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield expands SecurityBlue HMO to 11 western Pennsylvania counties

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield now offers SecurityBlue HMO to eligible individuals in the 11 western Pennsylvania counties of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Huntingdon, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren.

Oct. 26, 2010

Highmark awards Catholic Charities of the Erie Diocese with $25,000 grant to support "Families in Need" programs

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently awarded Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie with a $25,000 grant to support its "Families in Need" programs, located throughout 13 counties of the diocese.

Oct. 26, 2010

Know your risks, raise your awareness and prevent diabetes

Company: Highmark
November is annually designated as diabetes month to create awareness about the disease that affects nearly 24 million Americans. Diabetes is the leading public health crisis of the 21st century, and it continues to grow at epidemic proportions. Nearly 25 percent of people who have diabetes don't even know it. The following tip sheet will give insight into signs that you or a loved one may be at risk for diabetes, and provide resources to help you to prevent this disease.

Oct. 22, 2010

Highmark's SecurityBlue HMO Medicare Advantage product ranked 29th in nation

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Inc.'s SecurityBlue HMO, a Medicare Advantage health plan in western Pennsylvania, was ranked 29th out of 183 plans nationally, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), 2010-2011 Health Plan Rankings released today.

Oct. 21, 2010

Highmark Blue Shield helps to fill the gap in cancer patient needs through $10,000 grant to the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
A recent $10,000 grant from Highmark Blue Shield will help to sustain programs offered by the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley, the only comprehensive, free program offered to cancer patients in the region.

Oct. 18, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield supports families seeking medical assistance by awarding $15,000 grant to Family House

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently awarded a $15,000 grant to Family House, a nonprofit organization that houses more than 10,000 families a year who travel to Pittsburgh seeking treatment for acute or life-threatening illnesses.

Oct. 13, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield awards $36,000 grant to Manchester Bidwell Corporation in support of medical assistant training program

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently awarded Manchester Bidwell Corporation with a $36,000 grant to support Bidwell Training Center's new Electronic Record Medical Assistant (ERMA) program's training and software packages for three years.

Oct. 11, 2010

Seniors with healthy bones can reduce risk of osteoporosis and avoid falls

Company: Highmark
October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day. Most people know that osteoporosis is a condition that affects many older women. Though osteoporosis isn't as common in men—because most men have naturally larger and stronger bones—they can get it, too.

Oct. 7, 2010

Highmark Inc. honored for innovative program that helps consumers live healthier lives

Company: Highmark
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy, has recognized Highmark for its innovative and successful approach to improving access to high quality, safe and affordable health care for consumers.

Oct. 4, 2010

No flu for you: Tips to keep seniors healthy during flu season

Company: Highmark
Older adults are particularly vulnerable to the seasonal flu, but according to the U.S. Department of Health, only 64 percent of those over age 65 get the annual seasonal flu vaccine. While the flu vaccination is now recommended for everyone, adults age 65 and older are among the hardest hit by influenza and are at much greater risk for complications from the flu.

Sept. 29, 2010

Highmark announces new coupon program for members with chronic health conditions

Company: Highmark
Highmark members, with chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, will soon receive even more support and encouragement to lead a healthier lifestyle as they will be mailed coupons and recipes that will encourage healthier eating and lifestyle habits. The new program is the latest step by Highmark to have members become more engaged and responsible for their health.

Sept. 24, 2010

Highmark Inc. to train providers on how to care for Limited English Proficient patients through innovative, first of its kind, e-learning program

Company: Highmark
Nearly 54 million Americans — roughly 20 percent of the population — do not speak English at home. A subset of that population, between 12 million and 20 million Americans, speak English less than very well and, thus, are regarded under the law as Limited English Proficient (LEP).

Sept. 20, 2010

Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community to provide day of free services in New Kensington on Saturday, Oct. 2

Company: Highmark
The Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community will offer free health, vision and dental services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Community Health Clinic at 943 Fourth Ave. in New Kensington. The event is open to children and adults who are uninsured or have minimal coverage.

Sept. 15, 2010

Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community to provide day of free services in Erie on Saturday, Oct. 16

Company: Highmark
The Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community will offer free health, vision and dental services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Booker T. Washington Center at 1720 Holland St. in Erie. The event is open to children and adults who are uninsured or have minimal coverage.

Aug. 30, 2010

Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community to provide day of free services in Hanover on September 18

Company: Highmark
The Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community will offer free health and dental services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Family First Health in Hanover. The event is open to children and adults who are uninsured or have minimal coverage.

Aug. 20, 2010

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware announces affiliation agreement with Highmark Inc.

Company: Highmark
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware (BCBSD) announced today that it has signed an affiliation agreement with Pennsylvania-based Highmark Inc. (Highmark) that will position BCBSD to remain a strong local leader in the health care marketplace. This announcement is the culmination of a four-year corporate strategic planning process for BCBSD.

Aug. 17, 2010

Highmark Direct to celebrate grand opening of Harrisburg store

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc. will open the doors of a new Highmark Direct retail store this month in the Colonial Park area. The Highmark Direct Harrisburg location at Colonial Commons Shopping Center, 5072 Jonestown Road, will celebrate a grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 16, 2010

Local seniors enhance their lives and expand their minds at Highmark-sponsored PALS Book Club and Country Meadows author reception

Company: Highmark
PALS will host a book club author reception in Hershey, its first in the midstate, and will feature novelist and former labor journalist John Hoerr, who has published three nonfiction books about labor, industry and politics.

Aug. 16, 2010

Highmark Inc. and its employees donate 1306 hours worth of volunteer time and $9,000 to support local nonprofit organizations

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc. recently awarded $9,000 in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations in which Highmark employees volunteer. Through Highmark's Employee Volunteer Grant program, employees applied for $500 grants to benefit the agencies they hold close to their hearts and support through volunteerism.

Aug. 11, 2010

Highmark expanding program to help ensure high-quality cardiac imaging services

Company: Highmark
In an effort to address growing patient safety concerns about radiation exposure from cardiac imaging procedures, Highmark Inc., beginning in September, is expanding its existing program designed to improve the quality and appropriateness of diagnostic imaging services.

Aug. 11, 2010

Get Fit for Life! Highmark Blue Shield presents eighth annual Fun, Fit and Fabulous! Women's Health Conference in Hershey

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
The 2010 Fun, Fit & Fabulous! women's health conference will inspire and provide women with the tools and resources to get "Fit for Life!" The eighth annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center at 325 University Drive, Hershey.

Aug. 10, 2010

Highmark launches iPhone application to help members get health and wellness information on the go

Company: Highmark
Where is health care going? On the go. Millions of Highmark members can now access valuable health and wellness information through the free Highmark Health@Hand iPhoneŽ application.

Aug. 9, 2010

Highmark Direct to celebrate grand opening of Robinson and South Hills stores

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc. will open the doors of two new Highmark Direct retail stores this month in the Robinson and South Hills areas of Pittsburgh.

Aug. 5, 2010

Highmark chief medical officer discusses benefits of meaningful use standards for electronic health records at Washington, D.C. forum

Company: Highmark
Dr. Donald Fischer, Highmark Inc.'s chief medical officer, will join representatives from two other leading health insurers today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss ways to improve health, increase patient safety and reduce health care costs through the use of electronic health records (EHR).

Aug. 4, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield partners with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to reduce child hunger in rural counties

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank are teaming up to expand summer food service programs to children in underserved areas.

July 27, 2010

Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community to bring free health, vision and dental services to York on Saturday, Aug. 7

Company: Highmark
The Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community will offer free health, vision and dental screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Family First Health in York. The event is open to children and adults who are uninsured or have minimal coverage.

July 26, 2010

Highmark Blue Shield provides $30,000 to support prenatal and inpatient programs for the uninsured in Lancaster County

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Shield recently awarded a $30,000 grant to SouthEast Lancaster Health Services (SELHS) to fund its prenatal and inpatient obstetric maternity program for uninsured patients.

July 21, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield donates computers to seven area nonprofits

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently donated 19 used computers to area non-profits to help them update and maintain their information systems and provide them with the resources to better serve their constituents.

July 19, 2010

Highmark launches new Web site dedicated to health care reform

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc. will launch its new Web site, Highmark on Health Reform dot com, which provides helpful information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as health care reform.

July 14, 2010

Highmark Inc. teams up with Special Olympics Pennsylvania to send 11 athletes to the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc. is supporting 11 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes, who are competing in the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb. July 18-23, 2010.

July 1, 2010

Highmark Blue Shield awards $14,460 grant to South Central Pennsylvania Sickle Cell Council

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Shield recently awarded a $14,460 grant to the South Central Pennsylvania Sickle Cell Council, a Harrisburg-based organization that provides health services to people with sickle cell disease in 13 Pennsylvania counties.

June 28, 2010

Choose colorful produce for a healthier summer

Company: Highmark
It's official, summer is here. Take advantage of all the fresh foods that summertime has to offer and increase the amount of colorful foods and nutrients in your family's diet this season.

June 23, 2010

Highmark Inc. and its employees donate 4,000 hours worth of volunteer time and $11,000 to support local nonprofit organizations

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Inc. recently awarded $11,000 in grants to 22 nonprofit organizations in which Highmark employees volunteer. Through Highmark's Employee Volunteer Grant program, employees applied for $500 grants to benefit the agencies they hold close to their hearts and support through volunteerism.

June 23, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield encourages swimming this summer

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently awarded $20,500 in grants to three different aquatic programs in the Erie region to help support this healthy summer activity.

June 22, 2010

Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center receives $500,000 gift from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh today received a $500,000 gift from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to support its Free Health Care Center, which offers quality medical and dental care at no cost to individuals who do not have employer-sponsored health insurance, cannot afford private insurance or do not qualify for Medicaid or other types of medical assistance.

June 17, 2010

Highmark Inc. awarded Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund contract

Company: Highmark
The Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) has awarded a three-year health benefits contract to Highmark Inc., effective January 2011. As one of the company's largest group customers, Highmark will administer health insurance coverage to about 140,000 new members.

June 16, 2010

Highmark, Pinnacle Health System and Penn State Hershey Medical Center focus on quality

Company: Highmark
Officials from Highmark Inc., Pinnacle Health System and Penn State Hershey Medical Center today discussed ways to improve quality measures in health care that will ultimately result in better patient care, improved health outcomes and ways to save valuable health care dollars.

June 10, 2010

Highmark and its subsidiary companies provide nearly $900,000 to support more than 120 educational organizations

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc., in partnership with its subsidiary companies Davis Vision, Gateway Health Plan, HM Insurance Group, Keystone Health Plan West and United Concordia Life and Health, recently provided grants totaling nearly $900,000 to support 121 educational organizations in Pennsylvania.

June 7, 2010

Bike Pittsburgh's latest initiative will allow you to save money, stay fit and protect the environment

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently contributed $7,500 to Bike Pittsburgh, a bike advocacy group whose mission is to make Pittsburgh safe, accessible and friendly to bicycle transportation. It's latest initiative, Car-Free-Fridays, encourages a different neighborhood or municipality to "go car free" each month.

June 2, 2010

Highmark study shows integrated medical and pharmacy benefits lower costs, promote better health

Company: Highmark
At a time when employers are seeking innovative ways to control medical benefits expenses, a study from Highmark Inc. has revealed that the integration of medical and pharmacy benefits lowers overall medical costs while promoting better health.

June 2, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield awards $12,500 to work force development programs

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark recently awarded $12,500 in grants to Dress for Success Pittsburgh and Human Services Center Corporation to provide resources that make entering the work force easier.

May 27, 2010

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community will host 23 nonprofit organizations for 6th annual fundraiser

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
On Saturday, June 12, historic downtown Bethlehem will welcome 23 health and human service agencies from the Lehigh Valley and their supporters to walk and raise funds for their organizations at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.

May 20, 2010

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community will host 27 nonprofit organizations for 5th annual fundraiser

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
On Saturday, June 5, Presque Isle State Park will welcome 27 health and human service agencies from Northwestern Pennsylvania and their supporters to walk and raise funds for their organizations at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.

May 6, 2010

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community will host 59 nonprofit organizations for 8th annual fundraiser

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
On Saturday, May 22, Schenley Park will welcome 59 health and human service agencies from Western Pennsylvania and their supporters to walk and raise funds for their organizations at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.

May 6, 2010

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community will host 35 nonprofit organizations for 5th annual fundraiser

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
On Saturday, May 22, City Island will welcome 35 health and human service agencies from Central Pennsylvania and their supporters to walk and raise funds for their organizations at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.

May 3, 2010

Highmark Blue Shield funding to Community Bike Works helps kids to build bikes and brighter futures

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
Through the Earn a Bike Program at Community Bike Works, 250 children each year are rewarded with bicycles, accessories, and more as they learn a variety of skills through a series of programs. A recent $5,000 grant from Highmark Blue Shield will help sustain this after-school program that engages inner-city children to have a better outlook about school and life, as well as heightened self-sufficiency abilities and improved self-esteem.

April 27, 2010

Jefferson Awards for Public Service presented to Highmark employees for outstanding volunteerism efforts

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc. today honored 12 employees with a Jefferson Award for Public Service in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the community through volunteerism.

April 26, 2010

Highmark Inc. and 133 companies to step out together to support National Walk @ Lunch Day®

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc. and its more than 20,000 employees and members from 133 companies will take a big step toward better health by joining tens of thousands of walkers from across the country in the fourth annual National Walk @ Lunch Day® on Wednesday, April 28 from 11 a.m., to 1:30 p.m.

April 22, 2010

Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community to bring free health, vision and dental services to Harrisburg on May 8

Company: Highmark Blue Shield
The Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community will offer free health, vision and dental services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 at Hamilton Health Center, 1650 Walnut Street, Harrisburg. The event is open to children and adults who are uninsured or have minimal coverage.

April 22, 2010

Ten tips towards experiencing a good night's sleep

Company: Highmark
Sleep affects how you feel, your relationships, your productivity and your quality of life. Whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too soon; with a few changes in your habits and your sleep environment, you can look forward to a more sound sleep and a refreshed morning.

April 12, 2010

Highmark Inc. and its employees donate $6,500 to nonprofit organizations

Company: Highmark
Highmark Inc. recently awarded $6,500 in grants to 13 nonprofit organizations in which Highmark employees volunteer. Through Highmark's Employee Volunteer Grant program, employees applied for $500 grants to benefit the agencies they hold close to their hearts and support through volunteerism.

April 7, 2010

Highmark to open four additional health insurance stores in Pennsylvania

Company: Highmark
Highmark today announced that it will open four additional Highmark Direct retail health insurance stores in Pennsylvania, including three stores in the Pittsburgh area and one store in Harrisburg.

April 6, 2010

Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community to bring free health, vision and dental screenings to Pittsburgh on April 24

Company: Highmark
The Highmark Partners for a Healthy Community will offer free health, vision and dental screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 at Catholic Charities, 212 Ninth Street, in Pittsburgh. It is open to children and adults who are uninsured or have minimal coverage.

March 31, 2010

Strong performance by subsidiaries, improved investment income boost Highmark 2009 results

Company: Highmark
Fueled by a strong performance of its subsidiary companies and improved investment income, Highmark in 2009 remained a financially stable company with sufficient resources to continue to invest in the community and provide wider choice of products and services for its subscribers.

March 30, 2010

Top 10 tips to make your hospital stay a positive experience

Company: Highmark
Research shows that patients who take part in decisions about their own health care are more likely to get better faster. As a patient, you can make your hospital stay a better experience by being an active, involved and informed member of your health care team.

March 22, 2010

Five ways to reduce stress in your environment

Company: Highmark
Studies show that one in three people in the United States are living with extreme stress, with an estimated 67 percent of all doctor visits being stress related. The best way to reduce the stress in your life is to evaluate your environment.

March 12, 2010

Study proves that Dean Ornish cardiac rehabilitation program has improved the health of Highmark members

Company: Highmark
A study released this month in the American Journal of Health Promotion demonstrated that significant improvements in cardiac health have been achieved by Highmark members participating in the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, a one-year intensive cardiac rehabilitation program. The study was conducted by Highmark and the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, a nonprofit research institute founded by Dr. Dean Ornish.

March 10, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Beginnings, Inc. partner to help Johnstown families combat childhood obesity, beginning at home

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
In an effort to combat the childhood obesity epidemic, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently awarded an $8,916 grant to Beginning's, Inc. to support the "Healthy Beginnings Start at Home" program, which provides nutrition and exercise curriculum for Cambria and Somerset children, ages 3-5.

March 10, 2010

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield partners with Safe Horizons, Services for Women, Inc. to help Erie women end domestic violence

Company: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
In Erie County, Safe Horizon's, Services for Women, Inc. provides shelter and support services to more than 450 women who are victims of domestic violence each year. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently awarded a $9,750 grant to Safe Horizons to support their core services.

March 8, 2010

Highmark and its employees donate $161,686 for Haiti disaster relief efforts

Company: Highmark
Nearly two months ago, the world was shocked when Haiti was struck by a massive earthquake that left the island devastated and in need of aid from around the world. Since then, more than 1,430 Highmark Inc. employees have donated $80,843 to support disaster relief efforts for the nation, matched dollar-for-dollar by the company for a total of $161,686.

Feb. 25, 2010

Highmark Inc. prepares now for the diversity boom ahead

Company: Highmark
Minorities, presently representing roughly one-third of the nation, are projected to become the majority by 2042 and reach a population of more than 235 million by 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Highmark Inc. is preparing now.

Feb. 15, 2010

Highmark mobile trucks travel 51,000 miles across Pennsylvania in one year; prove that service and respect for the environment go hand in hand

Company: Highmark
After traveling 51,000 miles across Pennsylvania in one year, Highmark's mobile marketing trucks prove that an eco-conscious plan works for the environment and for customers. When Highmark launched the two mobile marketing units last January, plans were made to not only offer valuable health information services through the 53- and 28-foot trucks but respectively do so in an earth-friendly manner.

Feb. 2, 2010

Individual dental insurance now available at Highmark Direct retail stores in Pittsburgh and Mechanicsburg

Company: Highmark
Individuals and/or families can now purchase dental insurance at the Highmark Direct stores located in Pittsburgh and Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Jan. 12, 2010

Therapy dogs set to 'audition' for seniors program

Company: Highmark
Six eager therapy dog hopefuls will have their chance to strut their stuff during tryouts at the Mennonite Home Care campus this evening. The assessment screenings are part of a process that all dogs and their handlers complete before becoming certified.

Jan. 10, 2010

Highmark supports National Influenza Vaccination Week

Company: Highmark
Beginning Sunday, Jan. 10 and continuing through the week, Highmark Inc. will join with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to promote National Influenza Vaccination Week.