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.
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.