PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. launched an advertising campaign this week across Pennsylvania and West Virginia that will be tagged with "Official Supplier to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team." Highmark provides health insurance coverage to approximately 1,000 elite athletes from across the United States competing in more than 45 sports.
"Our reputation as a leader and trusted partner in the health insurance industry makes us a natural fit to support the U.S. Olympic Team," said Steven Nelson, senior vice president of health services strategy, product and marketing at Highmark. "We are proud to contribute to the health and well-being of our nation's best athletes as they head into the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games."
The United States Olympic Committee relies on Highmark's innovative plan designs, member engagement activities and high member service ratings.
Highmark-insured Team USA athletes carry a PPO Blue member card and use their health insurance while training, competing and traveling within the United States and overseas. The athletes' coverage includes benefits for important preventive care and coverage in and out of the provider network, which is comparable to plan designs that are offered to Highmark's group customers.
The USOC began its contract with Highmark in 2005, and since then, Highmark has provided coverage for thousands of athletes each year who participate in both the winter and summer games and the Paralympic Games.
About Highmark Inc.
Highmark Inc., based in Pittsburgh, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Highmark serves 4.8 million members in Pennsylvania and West Virginia through the company's health care benefits business and is one of the largest Blue plans in the nation. Highmark has 19,500 employees across the country. For more than 70 years, Highmark's commitment to the community has consistently been among the company's highest priorities as it strives to positively impact the communities where we do business. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.
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