Johnson City Celebrates Opening of BlueCross Healthy Place at Kiwanis Park

Residents of Johnson City and representatives of the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation recently gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the BlueCross Healthy Place at Kiwanis Park. The City of Johnson City applied for the BlueCross Healthy Place grant, looking to provide residents with a new community space. In their grant proposal, they shared … Read More

Farragut Celebrates Opening of BlueCross Healthy Place at Town Hall Park

Residents of Farragut recently gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the BlueCross Healthy Place at Town Hall Park. The Town of Farragut applied for the BlueCross Healthy Place grant with the hope of putting an inclusive playground in the available space behind Farragut Town Hall. Sue Stuhl, director of Farragut Parks and Recreation, said, … Read More

Six Tennessee students each receive $10,000 BlueCross Power of We Scholarships

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation has selected six students as recipients of its 2021 BlueCross Power of We Scholarships. Since 2013, the BlueCross Foundation has awarded the scholarship to help address health disparities minority groups face by increasing representation in Tennessee’s health care workforce. Each of this year’s recipients will receive $10,000 toward school tuition. The scholarship is part … Read More

BlueCross, East Tennessee State University Launching BlueSky Tennessee Institute

Innovative partnership allows students to earn bachelor’s degree and technology job placement in two years BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has partnered with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) to create BlueSky Tennessee Institute. This groundbreaking collaboration will provide Tennessee students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in computing and a job offer at BlueCross – all in just two years. … Read More

BlueCross Foundation providing $250,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

$5 million given to food banks statewide this year to help residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is giving $250,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee to help meet the needs of community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This gift provides additional support following the $500,000 the foundation awarded to Second … Read More

BlueCross waives primary, behavioral care costs for Medicare Advantage members

Tennessee seniors will benefit from change for doctor’s office, telehealth visits with in-network providers BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will waive Medicare Advantage member costs for doctor’s office and virtual visits to in-network primary care and behavioral health care providers from May 19 through September 30, 2020. “Many Tennessee seniors may have been following safety protocols and postponing health care visits … Read More

BlueCross making in-network telehealth services permanent

Insurer will continue covering primary care, specialty care and behavioral health care virtual visits with in-network providers BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee members will have easier access to health care services moving forward as the state’s largest insurer makes permanent its coverage of virtual visits with in-network providers effective immediately. The BlueCross decision makes it the first major insurer to embrace … Read More

BlueCross Foundation Giving $3.25 Million to Tennessee Food Relief Efforts

Grants will support community organizations and residents statewide in a time of increased need The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is donating $3.25 million to multiple food banks across the state. The financial gift will help Tennessee food banks meet the needs of the communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Food banks can often purchase supplies at a much … Read More

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation to sponsor Kingsport Miracle Field Complex playground

BlueCross Healthy Place will feature inclusive play structures for children of all abilities KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Miracle Field Complex gained yet another significant supporter today as the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation announced that it will sponsor the facility’s all-accessible playground. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation joins the City of Kingsport, Eastman and the Eastman … Read More

DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 28

Count It! Lock It! Drop It!® (CLD) is encouraging Tennesseans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28. More than 150 take-back events will be held across the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of their unneeded or expired medications. Take-Back … Read More