CONTACT: Jenna McPhee
BOSTON — August 1, 2013 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) today released its annual Corporate Citizenship Report detailing the economic and community contributions that the largest, taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan in Massachusetts made throughout 2012.
"Our partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the state are making a measurable and sustainable impact in the areas of healthy child development, education enrichment, healthy environments and family nutrition, and sustainable health care," said Andrew Dreyfus, President and CEO of BCBSMA. "In 2012, we celebrated 75 years in business by continuing our work to strengthen and empower children and families to thrive, learn, and lead healthy lives."
Highlights from the BCBSMA 2012 Corporate Citizenship Report include:
Diversity and Inclusion
The Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Continues to Recognize Contributions by Nonprofit HMOs.
A recent press release reports that six Massachusetts HMOs—including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts—provided more than $161 million in community benefits for Massachusetts residents in Fiscal Year 2012. This represents an $18 million, or 13 percent increase, over the previous fiscal year.
In the announcement Attorney General Martha Coakley states, "Community benefits offer crucial support for health services and programs for people in need. We are pleased to see that HMOs are committed to maintaining these programs that are responsive to health care priorities across the Commonwealth."
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (www.bluecrossma.com) is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We are committed to working with others in a spirit of shared responsibility to make quality health care affordable. Consistent with our corporate promise to always put our 2.8 million members first, we are rated among the nation's best health plans for member satisfaction and quality. BCBSMA, through its Corporate Citizenship efforts, is committed to improving the lives of children and families in need, investing in the economy, empowering our workforce through civic engagement and diversity and inclusion initiatives, improving the environment, and strengthening the cities, towns, and neighborhoods across Massachusetts. To learn more about BCBSMA's Corporate Citizenship efforts, visit BlueCrew @ Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts on Facebook or our annual Corporate Citizenship Report.