Blue Shield of California To Acquire GEMCare
This week, Blue Shield of California announced that it will acquire Bakersfield-based health insurer GEMCare. GEMCare has 8,000 Medicare members and 12,000 commercial or group health members in Kern County and the Central Coast area.
- "Blue Shield To Buy 20,000-Member GEMCare Health Plan" (Rauber, "Bay Area BizTalk, San Francisco Business Times, 1/7).
- "Blue Shield of California To Buy GEMCare Health Plan in Bakersfield" (Terhune, "Money & Co.," Los Angeles Times, 1/7).