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Blue Shield creates plan to save bucks, boost health
San Francisco Business Times

One of the state’s largest health plans and one of Northern California’s largest medical groups have teamed up on a new insurance plan that aims to get enrollees into a healthier groove. Dubbed Blue Groove, the Blue Shield of California plan combines HMO and PPO options to encourage consumers to take a more active approach to staying healthy. It also aims to shave 10 percent off existing premium costs for employers in its first year and better control cost increases going forward.