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Highmark Health supports victims of Hurricane Harvey-related flooding in southeast Texas; provides emergency support services to health insurance plan members

PITTSBURGH (Aug. 30, 2017) — Highmark Health today announced that Highmark Inc., the organization's health insurance provider, is contributing $50,000.00 to the American Red Cross to support their efforts in providing food, shelter, relief supplies, and other assistance to the residents of southeast Texas who have been directly affected by the severe flooding that struck in recent days. Highmark has also contributed $10,000 to match the gift from HVHC, including Davis Vision and Visionworks, to the San Antonio Area Foundation, which has created a fund to provide support to employees impacted by the hurricane.

Additionally, to support its insurance plan members, Highmark has enacted emergency response protocols. Effective today, members can contact or visit a participating pharmacy for prescription refills off-cycle in order to accommodate their health care needs. If members have problems or questions, they should contact customer service at the number indicated on their health insurance card or 888-809-9121. The organization will work with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and local Blue Plans on additional needs as they emerge.

"The people of Texas are part of the Highmark Health family, both as employees and customers," commented David Holmberg, president and chief executive officer of Highmark Health. "We're committed to getting health care right for our members, patients, and communities, which includes doing what's right — especially when help is needed most. The people of Texas are in our thoughts and prayers."

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Robert Cox
HVHC
210-524-6704
rcox@hvhc.com

Lynn Seay
Highmark Health
412-544-2771
Lynn.Seay@HighmarkHealth.org

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Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh based enterprise that employs more than 40,000 people nationwide and serves nearly 50 million Americans in all 50 states, is the second largest integrated health care delivery and financing network in the nation based on revenue. Highmark Health is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, and HM Health Solutions. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to nearly 5 million members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware as well as dental insurance, vision care and related health products through a national network of diversified businesses that include United Concordia Companies, HM Insurance Group, Davis Vision and Visionworks. Allegheny Health Network is the parent company of an integrated delivery network that includes eight hospitals, more than 2,800 affiliated physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, a group purchasing organization, and health and wellness pavilions in western Pennsylvania. HM Health Solutions focuses on meeting the information technology platform and other business needs of the Highmark Health enterprise as well as unaffiliated health insurance plans by providing proven business processes, expert knowledge and integrated cloud-based platforms. To learn more, please visit www.highmarkhealth.org.

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