> A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Additionally, A.M. Best upgraded the FSR to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) of HMO Partners [dba Health Advantage]. The outlook for all ratings is listed as stable.
> 2004 - Arkansas Blue Cross placed first out of 66 Blue Cross licensees nationwide in the Provider Data Quality Index.
> 2004 - BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas won the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence Achievement Award.
> 2004 - Arkansas Blue Cross was named by InformationWeek magazine as one of the 500 "Top Innovators" in Information Technology in the country.
> 2005 - Arkansas Blue Cross recognized as "2004 Arkansas Business of the year" in the category of 'Outstanding Philanthropic Corporations' for the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas.
> 2005 - Arkansas Blue Cross won "Best of Blue" awards for its Federal Employee Program, Innovations in Partnerships, Arkansas Fitness Challenge.
> 2005 - Arkansas Blue Cross won the corporate leadership award from the Governor's Council on Fitness.
> 2006 - Arkansas Blue Cross made the 2006 InformationWeek 500 list for its work in developing public health records and the integrated settlement application for the consumer-directed, health-care market.
> 2006 - Arkansas Blue Cross received the Excellent Service Profile Award and Plan Excellence Award for its work with the Federal Employee Program
> 2007 - Arkansas Blue Cross is one of 23 companies nationwide to be awarded the Platinum Fit Friendly Company Award and one of only four companies nationwide to be awarded the Community Fitness Innovation Award by the American heart Association.
> 2007 - Arkansas Blue Cross wins two awards from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association for the health plan's performance in the BlueCard? program: Provider Satisfaction and Most Improved Provider Service.
> 2007 - Arkansas Blue Cross made the 2007 InformationWeek 500 list for its work in developing both administrative and clinical systems integration across Arkansas.