Personalized Healthcare, Nationwide
Since 1929, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) companies have provided healthcare coverage to members, allowing them to live free of worry, free of fear. In every ZIP code, Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a personalized approach to healthcare based on the needs of the communities where their members live and work. They work closely with hospitals and doctors in the communities they serve to provide quality, affordable healthcare.
We understand and answer to the needs of local communities, while providing nationwide healthcare coverage that opens doors for more than 106 million members in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 96 percent of hospitals and 93 percent of doctors and specialists contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield companies — more than any other insurer.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is a national association of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. The Association owns and manages the Blue Cross and Blue Shield trademarks and names in more than 170 countries around the world. The Association also grants licenses to independent companies to use the trademarks and names in exclusive geographic areas.
While the dialogue on changes to our healthcare continues, our commitment to providing quality and affordable healthcare remains unchanged and is guided by our core principles.
Serving Our Federal Employees
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program® is the top choice of U.S. federal employees, retirees and their families. Enrolling more than half of all U.S. federal employees, the Federal Employee Program covers roughly 5.6 million members, making it the largest single health plan group in the world.
Our Commitment to Labor
The BCBSA National Labor Office works hand in hand with organized labor to empower working Americans with health coverage that insures 1 in 3 Americans. Our 36 BCBS companies serve more than 17 million unionized workers, retirees and their families — more than any other insurer.