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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Highmark collaborates with Blue Bear Protection to offer discounted PPE

Wilmington, Del. (October 27, 2020) — Highmark is pleased to share that through a collaboration with one of its vendors, Blue Bear Protection, any organization can order PPE and  supplies in bulk quantities and at a discounted rate.

This announcement follows the organization’s initiative to provide more than 1.3 million cloth face masks across its footprint. Most recently, Highmark Inc. donated over 100,000 masks to community organizations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware. The initiative, which launched in May, was yet another way Highmark provided support to its members and the community amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Highmark also provided PPE and supplies to nearly 500 school districts across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware. The donation included enough face masks for students in each district, face shields for teachers, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, and resource material for best practice amid COVID-19.

“We encourage our members and community partners to visit the site if they are seeking PPE supplies. The public can also visit faqs.discoverhighmark.com for COVID updates, online symptom checker, and to find local resources and specialized services,” said Nick Moriello, president of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware.

Any organization, regardless of its affiliation to Highmark, is welcome to purchase PPE from the specialized website.

About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves approximately 441,000 members through the company’s health care benefits business. It is an influential company in the market generating an economic impact of $135 million and supporting more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmarkbcbsde.com

For more information, contact: 

Denée Crumrine
Highmark Delaware
410-322-5874
Denee.Crumrine@highmarkhealth.org