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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Share your BOLD ideas, questions, and insights with us here and at http://www.ndhealthcareforums.com or visit our blog at www.bcbsnd.com/blueinsight/

Health reform basics

Health care reform can be confusing. We’re here to help. The landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) federal health reform law was passed by Congress in 2010. Some of the major provisions of ACA that are in place now include: Insurance … Continue reading

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Mother and daughter undeterred by Type 1 diabetes

Julie Kinneberg’s gut was telling her something was terribly wrong with her    10-year-old daughter. It all started days earlier with Hannah drinking a lot of water and losing weight because her stomach hurt too much to eat. Doctors first diagnosed … Continue reading

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How do I find out what insurance covers and how much I owe?

                  We send Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) members an Explanation of Benefits form (also known as an EOB), in the mail after they receive medical care. EOBs, which … Continue reading

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BCBSND honored for improved communication, collaboration with North Dakotans

We are constantly looking for ways to improve communication with our members, provide better customer service and help explain the complexities of health care and health insurance. As a nonprofit that is governed by a member-elected board of directors, serving … Continue reading

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Our customer service scores lead nation’s Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans

As a member-owned, nonprofit company, our focus revolves around serving our members and providing the best possible customer service to members, employers and health care facilities in North Dakota. So it was no surprise that Blue Cross Blue Shield of … Continue reading

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Accreditation shows devotion to members

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is dedicated to delivering affordable solutions to improve the care and health of its members and all North Dakotans. As a nonprofit directed by a board of directors that is elected by members, … Continue reading

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Shoes for Kids program breaks fundraising record

The Shoes for Kids program, which donates free running shoes to kids in the Fargo-Moorhead community, raised a record total of more than $35,000 this year. This year $1 was donated from each Fargo Marathon Friday Night 5K registration. Friday … Continue reading

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A look at how your premium dollars are spent

We often receive questions from members about how their insurance premiums are used. Here is an explanation. Members pay us premiums in exchange for receiving health insurance coverage. If you receive insurance through your employer, your premium may be deducted … Continue reading

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Healthy lessons learned from Fargo Marathon 5K

A throng of participants of all ages and ability levels streamed through downtown Fargo on May 9 during the Fargo Marathon Friday Night 5K. The 10th anniversary running of the 3.1-mile race returned the event to its downtown Fargo roots. … Continue reading

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How to choose running shoes

                Runners have a number of things to consider when preparing for a run. Proper preparation, diet and an effective training plan are all essential. But it is also important for expert runners … Continue reading

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