Last-minute checklist for federal employees approaching last week of Open Season
William Breskin, Senior Vice President of Government Programs at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and John Repici, Sales Manager for the Eastern United States at the Government Employees Health Association cover the questions federal employees should be asking about health care plans they’re reviewing as Open Season comes to a close.
Prescription Drug Costs Trend Update
Prescription drug spending represents over 20 percent of overall healthcare spending for BCBS commercially insured members. To understand why generic drugs are not controlling costs as anticipated, BCBSA and BHI examined two types of branded prescription drugs.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Nearly 60 percent of Americans have leftover narcotics in their homes, and 20 percent have shared those with another person. These...
Skin cancer: Shining light on the facts
The Blue Cross Blue Shield report found skin cancer affects over 9 million Americans under 65. Diagnoses vary across states, and the cancer is more prevalent in women but treatment cost is higher for men. The deadliest type of skin cancer, melanoma, is on the rise, particularly in men age 55 and older. Learn more data trends and signs of skin cancer.
Misconceptions Why People Avoid Getting the Flu Vaccine
On this Second Opinion 5: Five misconceptions why people avoid getting the flu vaccine. Second Opinion is a national public television series that explores h...
Healthy Back to School Habits, Tools & Resources, NHLBI, NIH
Back to school tips for eating healthy, getting active, and reducing screen time to help prevent childhood obesity