Employers | Blue Cross Blue Shield

What Matters to You Is What Matters to Us

At Blue Cross Blue Shield, we are making healthcare work better for you and your employees.

Strengthening Care Quality and Lowering Cost

Fueled by the nation’s largest network, we’re leading the shift to higher quality, more affordable healthcare.

Broader Access, Greater Value

Our health plans have long been the preferred choice of employers and employees because they have the broadest access to providers across all markets — urban, suburban and rural — along with the industry’s deepest provider discounts. Our goal is to provide access to high-quality, affordable care in every community, coast-to-coast and across the globe.​

Better Healthcare, Higher Standards

Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are leading the shift to patient-focused, outcomes-based healthcare as the new standard to ensure your employees have access to the right care at the right place and right price.

Blue Distinction® High-Performance Network Solutions

Newly expanded portfolio of flexible, data-driven solutions to help guide your employees to appropriate care from higher performing doctors and hospitals, while preserving employee choice. We'll consult with you to find the optimal solution tailored to your unique workforce and business objectives.

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Drive quality and cost trend improvements through coordinated care and management of chronic conditions

TOTAL CARE (VALUE-BASED CARE) ‒ The nation’s largest network of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and value-based providers, driving higher quality outcomes and lower costs

Address the high costs of complex care

SPECIALTY CARE (CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE) ‒ Centers of excellence across 99 of the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs,) targeting seven high-cost specialty care areas

Achieve the optimal balance of savings and employee access

FLEXIBLE NETWORK (TIERED NETWORKS) ‒ The nation’s largest custom-tiered network solution*

* Available January 1, 2018

Helping Your Employees Get More from Their Benefits

We partner with you every step of the way to simplify complexity and help create a better experience for your employees. We know that the health of your employees is critical to their satisfaction and your business’s success. BCBS companies offer solutions that pinpoint your employees’ needs and help you best engage them in their health and healthcare.

User-friendly tools that empower employees to confidently and more effectively plan their care

Proactive and targeted support to help employees manage chronic conditions

Programs that motivate and reward healthy habits and healthier living

Programs that Promote Workforce Wellness

Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a broad spectrum of programs that engage your employees in their health and wellness, helping them create healthy habits that lead to healthier, more productive lives, including*:

* Programs are only applicable to members of participating BCBS companies. Speak to your local BCBS company to see what solutions they offer to meet your unique needs.


Provides members with discounts on health and wellness products and services.

Visit Blue365


A physical fitness and wellness program focused on getting employees active, and staying active.

Visit WalkingWorks

Building Tomorrow’s Healthcare System Today

We’re challenging the way healthcare is designed, delivered and experienced. Unparalleled data is at the center of how Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are creating a better healthcare system.

With Blue Cross Blue Shield Axis®, we are harnessing the transformative power of the industry’s most robust healthcare data capability to drive a new era of intelligent healthcare and to accelerate improvements in quality and affordability:

  • Supporting providers in delivering more effective care
  • Powering tools that help employees choose the right providers for their needs with the most comprehensive and reliable information on doctors, hospitals and procedures
  • Uncovering key trends, exploring critical issues, and providing insight into the health of America’s communities through advanced analytics

BCBS companies are also catalyzing creative solutions and forming powerful partnerships with startups, thought-leaders and tech innovators to answer tomorrow’s healthcare questions today.

We’re Right There with You

Employees at Blue Cross Blue Shield companies live, work, play and seek care in the same communities as your employees. This gives us a unique perspective on the challenges of healthcare and a drive to address them head on. It’s a responsibility we’re proud to embrace.

We are committed to improving the communities we serve. BCBS companies invest in hundreds of community-based grants, sponsorships, educational programs and health initiatives, while their employees reinforce this commitment through significant volunteer hours and personal donations — nearly 400,000 hours and $10 million in 2015 alone. Learn more about our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.

Solutions for Your Business​

Talk with your BCBS representative, consultant or broker, or get in touch with your local Blue Cross Blue Shield company to learn how Blue Cross Blue Shield can make healthcare work better for you and your employees​.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.