Blue & You Foundation opens $1.7 million COVID-19 relief grant process; provides $500,000 to fight food insecurity in Arkansas
As the coronavirus health crisis continues to have an impact on Arkansans, the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is responding, donating $500,000 in support of immediate needs around food insecurity in the state and opening the “Rapid-Response COVID Relief” grant process to award up to $1.7 million in grants supporting nonprofit organizations that have experienced the consequences of COVID-19.
Arkansas Blue Cross providing online sales and service, temporarily closing retail stores
To better protect customers and employees, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield will move its sales and service exclusively online and by telephone and temporarily close its eight ArkansasBlue and regional office locations within the state. This change will occur at the close of business Friday, March 20, 2020.
Arkansas Blue Cross and Health Advantage boost remotely delivered care during COVID-19 outbreak – including mental health
The current COVID-19 outbreak and the use of social distancing in responding to it have produced an immediate need for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage to give fully insured members expanded health insurance benefits to promote greater access to remotely delivered services – including greatly expanded insurance benefits to help them deal with emotional/behavioral issues the outbreak may create or compound.
I’m a country doctor at heart. For nearly three decades, it was my great privilege to serve as a family physician to people who live in the communities that make up the largely rural greater Arkadelphia area.
There is an old black-and-white photo in our home of a lovely young woman named Thelma, my wife's aunt. Thelma is smiling, sitting with her fishing pole in a small boat on a small lake, delightedly holding up a freshly caught fish.
Registration opens for 17th Year of the Blue & You Fitness Challenge
The Fitness Challenge asks groups of participants to log their exercise activity and to compete for points and bragging rights. Groups of colleagues, friends or family members can register to compete against other similarly sized groups from throughout the country!
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Gives $817,000 to Upgrade Digital Health Network in State’s Rural Hospitals
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has awarded $817,000 to the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to help South Arkansas hospitals and clinics improve how they exchange patient information and ensure better continuity of care during patient transfers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity in the United States is high and is expected to continue that way for several weeks. It is currently below epidemic thresholds but it is definitely worth watching.
Arkansas Blue Cross donations fund organizations supporting those feeling less festive during the holidays
For many people, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can color this festive time of year with sadness – and even thoughts of self-harm. But a pair of donations made today by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield seeks to help Arkansans have a happier, safer holiday season.
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