United States

Blue Cross and Blue Shield were originally two separate organizations. Blue Cross offered hospitalization plans, while Blue Shield offered coverage for physicians' services. Both now offer the full gamut of health insurance. At the national level and in most states, the organizations have joined together.

Until the 1990's, all organizations had a non-commercial structure. Some plans have become for-profit organizations.

Canada

All member plans are run by not-for-profit organizations. Since Canada has national health insurance, the primary Blue Cross product is supplemental health benefits.

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BlueCross BlueShield Association
Trade association for the independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in the USA. Offers online resource for health insurance information, including a nationwide plan finder that locates information about local BCBS health plans.
Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans
Not-for-profit organization maintains and monitors standards of performance for its independent member plans, ensuring the highest quality of service which benefit all clients across the country. Includes a nationwide plan finder that locates information about provincial Blue Cross plans.
Alberta Blue Cross
Provides supplementary health and dental benefit programs. Administers health programs for provincial, territorial, and federal governments.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
[Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, Maine, Ohio, and Virginia] Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., offers health insurance and other benefits options to employers and individuals.
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Site offers sections for guests, members, employers, providers, and agents. Includes section on health care legislation.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)
[USA] Also known as the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. Offers information to members, including description of benefits, provider directory, newsletters, and health and safety tips. [includes Web Accessibility site]
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Administers health and dental programs for employers throughout the state. Also offers coverage to individuals, families, and supplemental Medicare.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona
Statewide nonprofit health services company offers employer, individual/family, and senior plans. Site offers sections for providers, brokers, employers, members, and guests.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
Provides coverage plan information for individuals and groups, a provider directory, rates, legislative news and links to health related sites.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
Provides a range of group and individual health benefit, life and disability products to more than 1.7 million Georgians.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
A division of Health Care Service Corporation. Site provides resources for current and prospective members, employers, medical providers, and prospective employees.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Administers health and dental programs for employers throughout the state. Also offers information and coverage to individuals, families, employers and supplemental Medicare recipients.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Health and dental plan information for members, providers, employers, and brokers.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
Health and dental insurance carrier providing information and online forms for card holders, physicians, dentists, hospitals and group customers.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Offers health plans for individuals and businesses. Includes information about health programs, community wellness endeavors, the Foundation, and finding a BCBS doctor.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
Provides coverage plan information for customers and groups, a provider directory, rates, legislative news and links to health related sites.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Offers plans for employers, individuals, and Farm Bureau members. Members, administrators, and providers, as well as providing information on legislative issues and a variety of health links for consumers.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
Division of Health Care Service Corporation offers individual and group health insurance plans. Members, brokers, providers, and employers, as well as health information for consumers.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
(BCBSNC) delivers health care products, services and information to members. Site offers sections for guests, members, employers, providers, and agents. Includes section on health care legislation. [English | Español]
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Offers personal and group health insurance plans. Members, providers, group leaders, and producers. Also offers selection of links to numerous consumer health sites.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Offers member services, plans and programs, healthcare information, health links, and career opportunities.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina
Offering healthcare insurance to the individuals, families and businesses. Includes links to consumer health and wellness information.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee
Offers individual and group health plans, including PPO, copay PPO, HMO, point-of-service HMO, and Medicare supplement insurance.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York
Offers health plans to employers and individuals. Site has sections for members, employers, providers, and agents.
Blue Cross of California
Offers plans for groups, employers, individuals, families, and mature individuals. Site offers sections for members, physicians, hospitals, brokers, and employers.
Blue Cross of Idaho
Offers healthcare plans to employers, groups, and individuals. Members, brokers, providers, and benefits managers.
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Offers health care coverage options for Northeastern Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre region) members. Members and providers.
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
Offer traditional indemnity insurance plans, managed care plans, and preferred provider organization plans that combine traditional and managed care features. Covers the New York capital region.
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
[Maryland and WDC] Offers healthcare insurance to residents of Maryland and Washington, DC. Information for Brokers, employers, and providers, as well as links to consumer health and wellness sites.
Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc.
[New York] Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association for the 28 eastern and south-eastern counties of New York State. Site offers services for members, employers, brokers, and physicians.
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
Headquartered in Rochester, NY, company finances and delivers health care services in upstate New York and long-term care insurance nationwide. Site offers members, providers, employers, brokers, and guests information about the company and its programs. (English | Español)
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware
Not for profit health benefits company offering services to employers and individuals. Information for customers, providers, and brokers.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Offers services to employers, individuals, and families. Plan news, history, and specific health care coverage.
Independence Blue Cross
Company makes health insurance available to residents of Southeastern PA (Philadelphia). Offers information on the company, its programs, products and services.
Manitoba Blue Cross
Offers supplemental health and dental insurance to individuals and employers as well as life insurance to individuals.
Medavie Blue Cross Care
[New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island] Offers supplemental health, dental, vision care and prescription drug programs to individuals, families, and groups. Also offers travel plans, critical illness coverage and life insurance. Formerly Atlantic Blue Cross Care. [English and French]
Ontario Blue Cross
Provides supplemental health insurance to employers and individuals, and life and travel insurance to individuals.
Pacific Blue Cross - PBC Health Benefits Society
[British Columbia] Offers supplemental health and dental insurance, as well as life and disability. (dba "Pacific Blue Cross" and "BC Life")
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska
Serves businesses and individuals. Includes health information, provider directory, and searchable formulary.
Québec Blue Cross
Offers supplemental health and travel insurance to individuals and groups. [English | Français]
Saskatchewan Blue Cross
Provides supplementary health benefits for individuals and groups. Also offers travel insurance.
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
[Iowa and South Dakota] Provides group, individual, and family health insurance. Wellness and safety articles, information concerning the Wellmark Foundation, and community health links for both states.
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