Treasurer Folwell Applauds Blue Cross Blue Shield Agreement with Mission Health
(Active and Non-Medicare Members)
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, issued a statement today (Dec. 6, 2017) congratulating Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Mission Health for coming to an agreement for the health care provider's participation in the Blue Cross N.C. networks. The agreement comes after lengthy negotiations since the expiration of their contract on October 5 of this year (2017). Mission Health provides health services to more than 40,000 Members of the State Health Plan in Western North Carolina.
“We're very pleased that Blue Cross and Mission Health have come to an agreement. I expect it to reduce complexity and increase the value of health care for state employees, retirees and other North Carolina taxpayers," said Treasurer Folwell. “It is so important that State Health Plan members in the western part of the state have in-network access to Mission Health's facilities."
The agreement is effective December 15, at which point plan members can once again get in-network health care from Mission Health facilities.
The State Health Plan, a division of the Department of State Treasurer, provides health care coverage to more than 700,000 teachers, state employees, retirees, current and former lawmakers, state university and community college personnel, and their dependents.