Blue Cross Blue Shield

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UPDATED: Aug 20, 2020

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Company Details
Address: 225 N. Michigan Avenue
City: Chicago
State: IL
ZIP Code: 60601
Phone Number: Contact member company
Lines of Insurance: health, life
States Licensed To Sell Insurance In: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WV, WI, WY
Type of Insurance Company: Mutual
Top executive Contact: Scott P. Serota
Title of Top executive: President/CEO
Assets & Premiums: N/A
Insurance subsidiaries:
  1. Prime Therapeutics
  2. Premera Blue Cross
Company Rating 1.63 (213 reviews)

Company Overview:

Company History: Justin Kimball developed Blue Cross’ predecessor in 1929. Blue Shield was developed in mining/lumber camps in the Pacific Northwest. In 1939 the first Blue Shield Plan was created, and in 1948 nine plans adopted the Blue Shield Symbol to form the National Association of Blue Shield Plans. In 1982, Blue Shield and Blue Cross merged into the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Now the Association consists of 37 individual/separate insurance companies/organizations in the U.S. They serve approximately one third of Americans (100 million people) and collectively encompass over 84% of America’s Fortune 100 employers.
Principle Sales Methods: Career and independent agents and brokers.

Health Business: Company offers Individual and Family Health Insurance Plans, Employer-Sponsored Plans, Dental HMO plans, Dental PPO Plans, and Specialty Duo dental and vision packages; however, coverage varies depending on area in which you live. Offers small group plans and mid/large group plans. Blue Card Program allows access to hospitals/doctors in and out of the United States.

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