Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announces Healthy Blue, a new plan Blue Cross of NC will offer in collaboration with Amerigroup Partnership Plan, LLC (Amerigroup). Healthy Blue is designed to serve the millions of North Carolinians who participate in the state’s Medicaid program. Healthy Blue leverages Blue Cross NC’s deep expertise on local needs, solutions and community which is augmented by Amerigroup’s best-in-class Medicaid managed care capabilities.
“Blue Cross NC knows our state and serves it well. We are deeply committed to serving as many North Carolinians as possible, and through Healthy Blue we’re focusing on improving the health and quality of life for North Carolina’s underserved population,” said Patrick Conway, president, and CEO-elect of Blue Cross NC. “Through our entry into Medicaid, Blue Cross NC will have the opportunity to insure and coordinate care for the majority of North Carolinians for most or the entirety of their lifetime. This is an opportunity for a model health insurance company that delivers higher quality at lower cost and best-in-class customer experience to all people in North Carolina.”
This collaborative effort is a demonstration of the commitment to enhance health care delivery for North Carolina’s most vulnerable population. In the coming months, the companies will collaborate on a plan that focuses on improving the quality of care and access to services for nearly 2 million North Carolina’s low-income individuals and families.
“Amerigroup’s approach centers on a strong local presence, community-based expertise, and relationships that provide members with high quality services and support,” said Brian Shipp, Amerigroup South Region Medicaid President. “By collaborating with Blue Cross NC, Healthy Blue will benefit North Carolinians by combining the experience of both organizations as well as an infrastructure that offers broad knowledge, cost-efficiency and capabilities needed to best serve North Carolina’s Medicaid recipients.”