Online Care Anywhere
This innovative care option gives consumers the ability to talk immediately with a physician who is able to review clinical information, ask and answer questions, make diagnoses and prescribe medications – doing all of it from home or work, anytime, using the web or a phone.
Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award
The National Business Group on Health recognized Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota with this award in 2008.
New Generation Engagement Model
All of our products and services are delivered through the framework of our New Generation Engagement Model, which brings together Innovative Plan Design, Optimized Care Delivery and our industry-leading Whole Person Health Support(SM) approach to member health.
This program features the largest network of facilities in the state, offering monthly credit for members who regularly commit to an exercise program.
Retail clinic coverage
Nationally, we were the first health plan to cover retail clinic visits and the first plan to offer waived copayments for these visits.
This program achieved an all-time high, 12-month stop smoking rate of 35.5 percent in 2007, more than seven times higher than the overall national quit rate of 4.7 percent.
A unique tool that provides cost and quality information for common procedures at network facilities, both locally and nationwide, giving members information about their health care spending.
Recognizing Excellence(SM) program
Our Recognizing Excellence(SM) program rewards physician provider groups who meet defined evidence-based clinical outcomes and preventive measures, and motivates providers to continually improve care and patient outcomes.
Health care quality improvement
Blue Cross is a sponsor of significant quality initiatives in Minnesota such as the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), MN Community Measurement, Blue Distinction® centers for excellence and the Minnesota Health Information Exchange (MN HIE).
Blue Cross Foundation
Since 1986, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation has awarded more than $25 million to create healthier communities around Minnesota.
The Prevention Minnesota initiative has committed $10 million to more than 100 organizations since 2006 to help increase access to healthy foods, design more walkable and bikeable communities, and decrease smoking and secondhand smoke.