CONTACT: Jenna McPhee
Helping Massachusetts colleges and universities achieve sustainable savings and a healthier workforce
BOSTON June 17, 2013 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) today announced Higher Ed Blue a new health plan offering for Massachusetts college and university employees and their families. Designed to meet the unique needs of higher education institutions,
"Colleges and universities are continually seeking ways to provide access to high-quality health care while also effectively managing costs," said Larry Croes, Vice President of Commercial & Municipal Markets for BCBSMA. "Our expertise in networks, plan design, wellness programs and incentives, complemented by our award-winning service and support, delivers the right solution for schools throughout the Commonwealth.
Higher Ed Blue = Affordability
How it works:
Access to Extensive Physicians and Hospitals
Innovative Health Plans Designed to Engage Employees
Wellness Programs, Incentives and Analytics
Higher Ed Blue is helping Babson College make employee health and wellness an integral part of the campus culture. View the video.
"The partnership between Babson and Blue Cross is a team effort," said Susan Glover, Benefits Manager, Babson College. "We are all in it for the same reason to improve the health of our community. Blue Cross has really come through for us on the employee health care education side and through the targeted wellness programs they helped us develop and implement. Our employees are engaged and are making positive changes to improve their health and wellness."
BCBSMA is also the leading health plan provider for student health plans in Massachusetts:
Student Blue currently provides health insurance coverage to nearly 60,000 students at more than 40 college campuses across Massachusetts. From BCBSMA's robust national PPO provider network, to member engagement tools the Student Blue program delivers high value health care coverage to students wherever they may live or travel.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (www.bluecrossma.com) is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We're 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.
Available for the second year of Higher Ed Blue contracts.