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ND online marketplace enrollment continues to trickle

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Enrollment for health insurance through the new online marketplace continues at a trickling pace in North Dakota.
As of the first week of January, when coverage started through plans under the Affordable Care Act, 977 members had signed up…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blue Cross denies it was asked to withhold enrollment data

October 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota says a company official “misunderstood internal discussions” when he said the Obama administration asked the state’s largest health insurer to keep quiet about how many people had enrolled so far through the new online marketplace. Continue Reading

Official: Feds ask Blue Cross not to release exchange numbers

October 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The Obama administration asked North Dakota’s largest health insurer not to publicize how many people have signed up for health insurance through a new online exchange, a company official says. Continue Reading

As health law goes live, answers are available from insurers, government

October 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The government website intended to register millions of uninsured residents for health care under the Affordable Care Act stalled for the second day in a row Wednesday, forcing some North Dakota residents to call state agencies for help. Continue Reading

ND Blue Cross Blue Shield preps employers for new health care requirements

June 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act have yet to take effect, more than three years after the health care reform legislation passed Congress and was signed into law. Continue Reading

Blue Cross Blue Shield to brief state’s employers on Affordable Care Act

June 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is holding eight forums in the next two weeks to prepare the state’s employers for changes in health care and its costs as the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented. Continue Reading

Study to evaluate greater role for ND pharmacists

April 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Caregivers’ best efforts to treat costly chronic diseases can suffer when patients fail to take their medications as prescribed.
Nationally, the prescription drug compliance rate is estimated at 50 percent, according to researchers. Continue Reading

State Medicaid expansion bill sent to Senate for vote

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Lawmakers on two Senate committees recommended passing the proposed Medicaid expansion program that would provide insurance coverage to an estimated 20,000 North Dakotans who are currently living without. Continue Reading

Blue Cross schedules job fair for laid-off workers

March 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Officials at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota are recruiting workers who lost their jobs at a Fargo biomedical research company. Continue Reading

Gulleson to join Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.D.

December 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pam Gulleson, a former state legislator and long-time congressional aide, will be vice president of public affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Continue Reading