Healthcare Law Penalties Delayed

Last week the Obama Administration announced individuals can now wait until March 31 to enroll into a health insurance plan as mandated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This six-week delay of penalties is associated with the individual mandate provision of the ACA, which states individuals must get health insurance by January 1. Written in…

SPECIAL NEWS ALERT! BCBSM/BCN statement regarding President’s remarks pertaining to modifications to the PPACA regulations

President Obama made a recent announcement pertaining to modifications to the PPACA regulations.  We want to inform all members, enrolled in Blues coverage or not, of the direction being taken by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.  “We monitored remarks by President Obama, but we will need to review and understand…

Make Small Changes for a Healthy Holiday – Makeover Your Holiday Plate with MyPlate

by Jackie Haven, Acting Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion   We all cherish time-honored holiday traditions; yet want to make healthier choices when celebrating the holiday season. Simple swaps or ingredient substitutions are a great way to revamp classic favorites – making them healthier without sacrificing the memories. The MyPlate Holiday Makeover…