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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
 
One Liberty Plaza
18th Fl
New York , NY   10006   USA
212-476-1000
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Company Website:
http://www.empireblue.com
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Business Focus:
Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
HIP: Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP)
HIP: Heatlh Savings Account (HSA - CDHP)
HIP: HMO
HIP: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
Company Description:
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, the largest health insurer in New York State based on PPO and HMO membership, is a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. WellPoint’s mission is to improve the lives of the people it serves and the health of its communities. WellPoint, Inc. is the largest health benefits company in terms of commercial membership in the United States. Through its nationwide networks, the company delivers a number of leading health benefit solutions through a broad portfolio of integrated health care plans and related services, along with a wide range of specialty products such as life and disability insurance benefits, pharmacy benefit management, dental, vision, behavioral health benefit services, as well as long term care insurance and flexible spending accounts. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, WellPoint is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves its members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as Blue Cross Blue Shield in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), Wisconsin; and through UniCare.
 
Company Ownership:
A subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. WellPoint is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves its members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as Blue Cross Blue Shield in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), Wisconsin; and through UniCare.
(NYSE: WLP)

Company Contacts:
Media Contact(s)
Sally Kweskin
[Public Relations Director]
 

Company Officials:
Michael Malouf
[President of Dental Business]
 
Lawrence Schreiber
[President]
 
Jack Stephenson
[President]
 
Scott Breidbart MD
[Former Chief Medical Officer]
 
Craig Hersh
[Chief Medical Officer]
 
Michael Fayard
 
Paul G. Lakomski RPh, MBA
[Pharmacy Director]
 
Cliff Omstrom
[Executive Director, Network National Accounts]
 
Grace Messina
[Vice President and CIO]
 
William O'Loughlin
[Senior Vice President, CTO]
 
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Company News/Coverage:
Empire Launches New Medicare Supplement Plans to Make Health Care More Affordable for New York Residents
Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus and NYC Health + Hospitals Announce Agreement to Increase Access for Medicaid Managed Care Consumers
LIBERTY Dental Plan to Provide High-Quality Dental Services to Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus Members in New York
Empire Blue Cross Continues Commitment to New Yorkers with SilverSneakers Benefit
Empire BlueCross’ Medicare Advantage Plans in New York Receive 4-Star Rating from CMS
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