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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota reports $72.9M loss


FARGO — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota recently completed a bruising year that saw its financial bottom line drop by $72.9 million from a loss on a troubled subsidiary and higher-than-expected medical claims.

The year-end figures for 2013 were disclosed Thursday in a financial report filed with the North Dakota Insurance Department.

“We clearly had a bad year, no question about it,” said Paul von Ebers, the North Dakota Blues’ president and chief executive officer.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to