Executive Perspectives

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas' (BCBSTX) executives advocate for public health in communities across the entire state of Texas. Scroll down to read articles and watch videos that reflect their thought-provoking dialogue within the health care industry. Additional conversations can be found on Blue Promise Learn more about third-party links, a podcast and video blog that aims to address complicated health issues through candid discussions.

LOSING A JOB DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN LOSING HEALTH INSURANCE

June 1, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unfortunate that many people have lost their jobs and with it, their health care coverage. Since mid-March, more than 1.4 million Texans have filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain writes about Texans’ options for health care coverage in this Dallas Business Journal article Learn more about third-party links.

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD EXPANDING INSURANCE TO HELP THE RECENTLY UNEMPLOYED

May 12, 2020

Newly unemployed and workers with reduced hours may be eligible to sign up for health insurance during a special enrollment period. Dr. Paul Hain, BCBSTX chief medical officer, joined We Are Austin Learn more about third-party links to discuss Texans’ options for signing up for coverage.

COVID-19 RELIEF: COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION RECEIVES $1M FROM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS FOR PPE, CHILD CARE, AND SENIORS

April 22, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCBSTX is supporting Communities Foundation of Texas to provide personal protective equipment and childcare access for health care workers as well as meal and grocery delivery for seniors in Texas. Learn more in this Dallas Innovates article Learn more about third-party links, featuring BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy.

BIG LONE STAR STATE BREWERY AND POWERHOUSE COMPANY DONATE $1.5 MILLION TO HELP TEXANS

April 20, 2020

Through the TX Restaurant Relief Fund, we’re partnering with the Texas Restaurant Association, Whataburger and Chipotle to keep restaurant operations open and feed first-responders across Texas during COVID-19. BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy provides more details in this CultureMap Houston article Learn more about third-party links.

CONFRONTING COVID-19 Q&A SERIES

April 15, 2020

BCBSTX has monitored on a daily, sometimes hourly basis, the evolving dynamics of the COVID-19 virus to understand how it is impacting our members and Texas communities. Learn more about our response to the pandemic in this Dallas Regional Chamber Q&A piece Learn more about third-party links.

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS WAIVING COPAYS, DEDUCTIBLES; ALLOWING NEW ENROLLMENT

April 3, 2020

BCBSTX’s members and communities are our top priority. We’re committed to helping our members stay healthy, safe and informed about COVID-19. BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy explains how the company is responding to this “extraordinary time” in the Dallas Business Journal Learn more about third-party links.

CURBING HEALTHCARE HIKES

April 2020

BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain says DFW is the most expensive place in the country to receive care if you have commercial insurance. Read this D CEO feature story Learn more about third-party links to learn how we strive to work with our employer partners to help deliver the lowest cost of medical care while preserving the quality and access that Texans deserve.

VIRTUAL DOCTOR VISITS WON'T STOP CORONAVIRUS, BUT THEY'LL HELP THE WALKING WORRIED SURVIVE IT

March 22, 2020

Telemedicine is one tool health care providers are using in the fight against the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain contributed to a Dallas Morning News article Learn more about third-party links about how virtual visits are helping providers manage routine inquiries while saving critical equipment and supplies for those who are directly handling the pandemic.

BLUE CROSS ADDS BENEFITS SOLUTIONS FOR ENERGY SECTOR COMPANIES

March 18, 2020

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is launching Blue Energy Solutions to help benefits administrators in the energy industry reduce healthcare costs. BCBSTX covers 800,000 energy workers across the country, and will focus on analytics, communication, and access for oil and gas companies. Learn more in this D CEO Healthcare article Learn more about third-party links featuring BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy.

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY GALA RECOGNIZES DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

March 7, 2020

BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by the Tarleton State University Alumni Association at their 2020 gala. You can read more about his accomplishments and the other honorees in this The Flash Today write-up Learn more about third-party links.

THROUGH BOOM AND BUST, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ENERGY SOLUTIONS SUPPORTS ENERGY CUSTOMERS

March 3, 2020

We know a one-size-fits-all approach to health insurance doesn't work for businesses in the energy sector. Learn how we are serving this unique industry through Blue Cross Blue Shield Energy Solutions in this BCBSTX Newsroom post written by Darrell Beckett, BCBSTX Divisional Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

LGBTQ+ SYMPOSIUM PANEL ADDRESSES INCLUSION IN CORPORATE SPACES

Feb. 27, 2020

BCBSTX Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Hain spoke on a panel about Dallas' evolving view of human rights and equality at the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth’s LGBTQ Global Symposium on Equality & Human Rights. Check out a recap of the event in the Southern Methodist University Daily Campus Learn more about third-party links.

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD BOOSTING UH MED SCHOOL’S PRIMARY CARE EFFORTS

Jan. 22, 2020

Training primary care physicians is a crucial step toward building a health care system that is patient-centric and less complicated. BCBSTX’s new partnership with the University of Houston College of Medicine will help lower health care costs and improve quality. Learn more about the project in this Houston Chronicle article Learn more about third-party links featuring BCBSTX President Dr. Dan McCoy.