Mountlake Terrace, Wash. — (December 14, 2017) — Premera Blue Cross today announced its second round of grant recipients for 2017, concluding its first year of the company's new Social Impact Program which focuses on organizations that support behavioral health solutions, particularly in underserved communities.
Today's announcement of $860,000 in grants brings Premera's yearly totals to $1.6 million in grants distributed to 15 nonprofit organizations serving Washington and Alaska. The grants, which range from $30,000 to $250,000, support a variety of programs helping children and families.
“These grants will have ripple effects for non-profit groups who are seeking to better address an important need in our communities,” said Paul Hollie of Premera's Social Impact Program. “We've seen the effects of these issues show up in families in many ways-often times initiated by early childhood trauma. It's our goal to help experts better connect and serve those impacted, particularly those in the many underserved communities.”
The recipients of Premera's Social Impact second round of grants are:
Round one grantees were announced in June 2017.
Premera Blue Cross is a leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, providing comprehensive health benefits and tailored services to approximately 1.9 million people, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. The company offers innovative health and wellness solutions focused on quality outcomes for patients and controlling costs. Premera Blue Cross, which has operated in Washington since 1933, is a nonprofit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Premera Blue Cross is a member of a family of companies based in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., providing health, life, vision, dental, stop-loss, disability, workforce wellness, and other related products and services. The family of companies employs over 3,600 people and provides healthcare coverage and related services to over 2.1 million members.