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  • Joined by our Black Employee Network, we were proud to sponsor the annual Kingdom Day Parade in LA for the 2nd year running. Thanks to all who took part in this celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy. #WeNeverStop

  • VP, Government Affairs Gary Cohen on the recent #ACA ruling in Texas: “While we are disappointed in the court’s ruling, we will continue to work with lawmakers on a bipartisan basis to ensure that all Americans can access the consistent, quality health coverage they need and deserve.” Read Gary’s full statement here.

    Blue Shield Comments on Federal Judge Ruling Against Affordable Care Act

    Blue Shield of California believes all Americans should have access to quality health coverage, including those with pre-existing medical conditions, no matter who they are or where they live.

  • Our partner Manifest MedEx continues to expand its health data network, the state’s largest, with 2 new major participants in Southern California. As digital health records continue to bring better care and less cost to consumers, expansions like these help California make strides towards having its own statewide Health Information Exchange.

  • Like this Glassdoor blog post says, we’re “hiring like crazy” in December. Come be a part of the team that’s working to make health care sustainably affordable and worthy of our family and friends. #WeNeverStop

    21 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in December - Glassdoor Blog

    It may be the end of the year, but hiring is showing no signs of slowing down. Companies from healthcare to tech to retail are eager to hire talented people and are reading resumes, conducting interviews, and extending offers throughout the holiday season.

  • “Because we are focused on the satisfaction of our members and not on the satisfaction of investors, we can make long-term investments that will improve the member experience, healthcare quality and affordability,” said CFO Sandra Clarke in this recent Forbes article. Hear more from Sandra on how we align finance with innovation to benefit our members and providers.

    Why Finance And Innovation Are Perfect Business Partners

    The importance of innovation is oft-discussed - in media, books and, perhaps most importantly, in the boardroom. What's little discussed, however, is how to execute on that innovation and who to partner with to get it done.

  • The success of employer wellness programs in the workplace often depends on the methods used to engage employees. According to VP of Lifestyle Medicine Bryce Williams, it’s important for employers to focus on building a supportive health culture that includes services like onsite gyms, cafes and healthy vending machines, as well as voluntary, evidence-based diet and lifestyle programs. Learn more about Bryce’s take on this topic.

    Second Opinion: Workplace Wellness, Does It Work?

    By Bryce Williams | August 10, 2018 This week the wellness debate heated up again with a New York Times article titled "Worksite Wellness Programs Don't Work Well. Why Some Studies Show Otherwise." The story challenged the validity of studies promoting cost savings from employer wellness programs. The controversy is more than an academic debate between true believers and eternal skeptics as wellness has become big business.

  • After more than 15 years of leading product development, partnership management and customer experience for large global organizations, VP of Digital Customer Experience Cecilia Sun is someone who understands the importance of putting our members first and asking them what they want and need. In this Q&A, learn more about what’s behind Cecilia’s recent successes with our new mobile app and improved customer satisfaction, as well as what energizes her both personally and professionally.

  • We’d like to extend a warm welcome to new members of our senior leadership team, SVP & Chief Financial Officer Sandra Clarke and SVP & Chief Innovation Officer Jeff Semenchuk. “I am proud that Sandra and Jeff chose Blue Shield. They are both great examples of the leaders we look for: They have built great teams, achieved results and have continued to learn throughout their careers. I’m also excited about the future we can build together to truly transform care,” said CEO Paul Markovich. Welcome aboard, Sandra and Jeff!

    Blue Shield Names Clarke CFO and Semenchuk CIO, Mick Murray to Retire

    Blue Shield of California announced today that it has selected two external candidates to join the senior leadership team of the company: Sandra Clarke joins as senior vice president and chief financial officer; Jeff Semenchuk joins as senior vice president and chief innovation officer, a newly created role.

  • Chief Human Resources Officer and SVP of Internal Communications Mary O’Hara joined other executives and policymakers at Milken Institute’s 2018 California Policy Summit yesterday, discussing the challenges that California’s healthcare industry faces within the current business climate, as well as the measures that leaders can take amidst ongoing transition and change.

  • Last week, CEO Paul Markovich joined local officials and employees from our El Dorado Hills office in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new #solarpower installation. As part of our ongoing #sustainability initiative to meet a 30% #renewableenergy goal by 2020, this installation will reduce the equivalent of taking more than 550 passenger vehicles off the road each year. #WeNeverStop

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