April 24, 2014 1:06 PM ET

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Company Overview of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc.

Company Overview

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc. provides health insurance products and services to individuals, families, and small and large businesses primarily in Arizona. It offers individual health plans; Medicare supplement plans, including senior security and senior preferred plans; and employer group plans, such as preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization, consumer-directed health, dual option, and dental plans, as well as provides health savings accounts to individuals. The company also offers online tools, resources, and services to its members, brokers, providers, and group benefit administrators. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona was founded in 1939 and is based i...

2444 West Las Palmaritas Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85021

United States

Founded in 1939





Key Executives for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Chief Business Development Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 67
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc. Key Developments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Hires Jennifer Kaufman as Vice President of Marketing

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona introduced Jennifer Kaufman who has been hired as vice president of marketing for the company. Kaufman brings extensive industry expertise to BCBSAZ, having worked in marketing and brand management positions for more than 20 years. She is a proven leader who has been recognized throughout her career for her ability to blend strategy and creative vision along with a passion for solving complex challenges to drive enterprise success. Most recently, Kaufman was Director of Brand Management for Health Net. Based out of California, her areas of responsibility included California, Arizona, Oregon, and general corporate brand management. Prior to Health Net, she held marketing management positions with established collectible toy companies in California. She is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and International Management. She has also earned an MBA in Marketing from The Anderson School at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc., Banner Health to Create Joint Venture Expanding Services for Medicare Beneficiaries in Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc. and Banner Health announced that they will enter into a new joint venture, to be known as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage (BCBSAZ Advantage), in which both companies will participate equally to bring enhanced Medicare services to Arizonans. The venture brings two premier organizations together with a common goal of improving the quality of patient care, enhancing wellness management and affordability for people enrolled in Medicare. BCBSAZ Advantage will include Medicare Advantage plans for seniors in Maricopa County and portions of Pinal County, currently known as Banner MediSun Medicare Health Plan, including their MediSunONE Classic, MediSunONE Plus and MediSunONE Premier plans. By aligning their shared interests and capabilities, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Banner Health will deliver value to Arizonans enrolled in Medicare programs by offering them the stability of two premier organizations that share a vision for the future delivery of healthcare that inspires people to live healthy and productive lives, and provides highly coordinated care when it's needed. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona currently offers Medicare supplement and prescription drug plans (Part D) to more than 23,000 Arizonans. Through the joint venture with Banner Health, it's estimated the companies will be serving 25,000 Medicare Advantage enrollees. Current Banner MediSun members will be able to keep their coverage intact as both companies are committed to focusing their efforts on making this a smooth and positive transition for members and employees alike. All terms are subject to final regulatory approval. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona also recently announced the launch of BlueAlliance, an innovative health insurance product offering lower premiums by using Banner Health Network's local network of more than 2,500 healthcare providers in the Maricopa County area. BlueAlliance is the lowest-priced health plan available for small businesses in the entire Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona portfolio of health plans, which traditionally have focused on a broader network of more than 18,000 participating providers.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Launches AZBlue App

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc. has launched AZBlue, its first mobile app, designed to help members quickly access coverage details, urgent care centers and contact information. An increasing number of members are relying on mobile services to simplify their lives. This new app provides members a direct channel to their health plan details while offering information in a way they prefer. BCBSAZ members with mobile Android(TM) devices and Apple(R) devices will be able to access key information, including: My ID Card, which can be emailed from the app to anyone, including healthcare providers; My Coverage Summary, information about healthcare plan coverage (for both medical and dental insurance, where applicable) including plan type, covered dependents, and deductible levels; Urgent Care Locator, an in-network urgent care center locator based on current location and zip code radius; and Contact Us, information for directly contacting BCBSAZ, including customer service via email and smart phone and Nurse on Call. The AZBlue app is available free of charge for download through Google Play (Android devices) and the App Store (Apple devices). Eligible devices include Apple mobile devices (iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android phones and tablets (OS version 1.5 and above).

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