Leading Through
a Public Health Crisis

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross Blue Shield companies have been a steadfast partner in their communities.

We’ve provided billions of dollars in response effort, community support, distributing accurate trusted health information and offering a neighborly helping hand as Americans weathered the crisis.

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2020-21 Community Impact
2020-21 Community Impact
2020-21 Community Impact
2020-21 Community Impact

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAM INFORMATION


Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) seeks to achieve its supplier diversity objectives through its supply chain network, which helps to bring consumer awareness, a competitive advantage and positive impact to the communities we serve. Supplier diversity reflects BCBSA’s vision for social responsibility, a commitment to broaden our supplier base with diverse businesses, and our focus on sound financial stewardship by widening our pool of competitive suppliers for BCBSA.

The BCBSA supplier diversity program promotes opportunities for diverse suppliers in the communities we serve, including minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned and other traditionally underrepresented businesses. All companies must be at least 51% owned, controlled, operated and managed by US citizens. Supplier diversity is integrated with BCBSA’s overarching Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy.

If your organization is interested in doing business with BCBSA, please complete the Supplier Diversity Registration Form. Completing this registration will allow us to identify opportunities that fit with your organization’s profile. Certified Diverse Suppliers must submit a certification from an authorized third-party or regulatory agency. Uncertified suppliers that qualify as diverse should attest to self-certification in the registration form.

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM ›

We recognize the following classifications:

  • Alaska Native and Indian Tribes
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)
  • Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran
  • Small and Small Disadvantaged (SADBUS)
  • Veteran-Owned
  • Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

From our CEO: Supporting our communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and why we’re far from slowing down

Kim A. Keck Blue Cross Blue Shield Association President and CEO Kim Keck shares her thoughts on our more than $11.5 billion investment in our communities during the pandemic and how we’re continuing to advance affordable and accessible healthcare.

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HELPING THROUGH THE TOUGHEST TIMES

From PPE to vaccines, BCBS companies have collectively invested more than $11.5 billion in the fight against COVID across the country, for The Health of America.

ONE COUNTRY, EVERY COMMUNITY

Learn how your local Blue Cross and Blue Shield company is helping your community through the COVID crisis.

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Helping our neighbors lead their healthiest lives

The BCBS System has increasingly supported community programs that address social determinants of health - the environment in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.

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DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF ALL AMERICANS

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The Health of America is a source of insights, information and powerful stories highlighting how Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are leading the way to better healthcare—and better health—for America.

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Learn more about Blue Cross Blue Shield’s response to the nation’s opioid crisis and our Substance Use Resource Center.

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Visit the Substance Use Resource Center

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 35 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.