Excellus BlueCross BlueShield: Upstate New York has relatively high job-based health insurance coverage, below-average uninsured rates

“Upstate New Yorkers are fortunate to live in a region where the average cost of health care is below statewide and national averages,” concludes Dr. Arthur Vercillo, regional president, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. “Lower health care costs lead to the lower premiums that make health insurance coverage affordable, extending job-based coverage and keeping uninsured rates in check.”

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s full library of reports and fact sheets is on the Web at excellusbcbs.com. Select “News & Information” located at the bottom of the page and then choose “Fact Sheets, Surveys & Reports.”

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a nonprofit independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association, is part of a family of companies that finances and delivers vital health care services to 1.8 million people across upstate New York. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides access to high-quality, affordable health coverage, including valuable health-related resources that our members use every day, such as cost-saving prescription drug discounts and wellness tracking tools in our Step Up program. To learn more, visit excellusbcbs.com.

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