March 11, 2013
What is Celerian Group?
Celerian Group is a consortium of business process outsourcing companies that helps federal and state government agencies as well as private health care plans administer programs in an increasingly complex marketplace. The group is comprised of five companies with more than 45 years of experience in government programs services and support: CGS, InStil Health, PGBA, Palmetto GBA and TrailBlazer Health Enterprises.
How does this differ from the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Government Programs Division?
Celerian Group is the new name for the Government Programs Division.
Why was this name change needed?
We made this name change and developed a brand identity around it to better convey the benefits of having five leading companies work in partnership with each other to deliver high performance solutions to federal and state government agencies as well as private health care plans.
How does this change the operations of each of the five companies?
The addition of the Celerian Group name in no way affects the organizational structure or operations of the individual companies.
How does this change the way I do business with any of the companies?
The addition of the Celerian Group name in no way affects the way customers interact with any of our companies. Customer relationships and working arrangements will be conducted as per existing contracts with each of the five companies.
What benefit does this collective offer customers?
Given the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act, the health plan market is in need of partners that can respond to new market conditions and regulatory demands in a way that is both agile and dependable. Celerian Group affiliated companies can now come together under this shared brand name to showcase their respective areas of expertise to respond to new and emerging program administration needs.
What does the name mean?
Celerian is a combination of the Latin roots celer (meaning swift) and ian (meaning experience). Together, Celerian means “expertise in action,” an apt and highly distinctive description that captures the essence of our affiliate companies.
How will Celerian Group be marketed?
Celerian Group will not be marketed as a separate, freestanding organization. Rather, it will be presented as the umbrella brand name for a group of affiliated companies that have the expertise to respond to business process outsourcing needs in a highly customized and proven manner.