September 28, 2016 8:45 PM ET

Insurance

Company Overview of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Inc.

Company Overview

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Inc. provides health plans. It offers child health, Medicaid managed care, and family health plans. The company sells its products through brokers. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Inc. was formerly known as Blue Cross of Western New York and changed its name to BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Inc. in 1992. The company was founded in 1936 and is based in Buffalo, New York. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of HealthNow New York Inc.

257 West Genesee Street

Buffalo, NY 14202-2657

United States

Founded in 1936

Phone:

716-884-2800

Fax:

716-887-7912

Key Executives for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Finance Director and Corporate Controller
Chief Information Officer and Vice President
Chief Risk Officer and Vice President
Chief Communications Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Inc. Key Developments

BlueCross Blueshield Union Workers Approve Contract Extension

Union workers at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York approved a contract extension during voting on August 8, 2016 night. The collective bargaining agreement with Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153 covers 440 employees, including office and clerical staff who work at the health plan's Buffalo headquarters. The agreement, which includes annual wage increases and maintains current benefits, extends the existing contract through April 25, 2019. It was initially due to expire in April 2017.

Bluecross Blueshield of Western New York Reaches Agreement with Union Members in its Workforce

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (BCBS) with union members in its workforce, reached the agreement with Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153 for 440 employees. Union members will vote August 6 on the agreement to extend the contract through April 25, 2019 without protracted bargaining. The deal was set to expire in 2017. According to a joint media release from the company and union leaders, the contract provides for annual wage increases and maintains current employee benefits.

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