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Christy Hockaday named Vice President of Provider Network Innovation & Strategy at Arkansas Blue Cross

Christy Hockaday, FACHE, a Morrilton native with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration in Arkansas and Louisiana, has joined Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as Vice President of Provider Network Innovation & Strategy.

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Lonnie Robinson of Mountain Home joins Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield board of directors

The Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield board of directors announces the election of Lonnie Robinson, M.D., of Mountain Home, a family medicine physician, according to James V. Kelley, chairman of the board.

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Blue & You Fitness Challenge announces winners

The steps have been taken, the wheels have spun, and during one of the most unprecedented spring seasons in modern history, the 2020 Blue & You Fitness Challenge has come to a successful close. Winners of the Challenge were announced today.

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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.

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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.

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Connected care = better care

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.

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Doctor’s Notes: For longer life

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.

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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!

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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.

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The flu and you

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.

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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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Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield provides $1 million grant to UAMS for Digital Health

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced a $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation.

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2019 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic (presented by hootens.com) names slate of eight

More than 250 high school football players and their coaches from throughout the state gathered at the Statehouse Convention Center today to celebrate their selection in the Kickoff Classic.

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Arkansas Blue Cross presents $5,000 checks to eight Arkansas cities for flood cleanup

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is presenting $5,000 each to eight Arkansas cities to help repair public areas affected by the recent flooding along the Arkansas River.

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Arkansas Blue Cross moves up on Forbes’ list of America's Best Midsize Employers

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been ranked as the 33rd Best Midsized Employer in the United States by Forbes magazine, a jump of 34 places over last year’s 67th-place ranking.

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Blue & You Fitness Challenge announces winners for 2019

The 2019 Blue & You Fitness Challenge winners were announced at the Challenge wrap-up event held June 24 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.

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Arkansas Blue Cross helping flood victims in several ways

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its employees are continuing to assist people and communities affected by recent widespread Arkansas flooding in a number of ways.

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