blue cross blue shieldBlue Cross Blue Shield Health Plans are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).  There are currently 36 independent BCBS licensees that collectively provide health insurance coverage to more than 105 Million members across the 50 US states the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  The independent licensees are community based and locally operated. The number of Independent licensees has decreased over time with health insurance company consolidation and once numbered over 40.

Strength and Stability

Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans have been trusted by Americans for more than 80 years to provide health insurance coverage to their families and nationally, more than 96% of hospitals and 92% of providers contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plans — More than any other health insurer.  You can search the BCBS National Provider Directory here to see if your doctor or hospital are in their network.

Health Insurance Products

Blue Cross Blue Shield member health plans offer a wide variety of health insurance products and for all customer segments ranging from plans for large employers, small businesses and individuals (including Medicare beneficiaries).

Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Health Plans

Below is a list of the 36 independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association that cover all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.  Note: that some licensees cover multiple states and are listed separately. 

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Alabama

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield Alaska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Arizona

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross California

Blue Shield California

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Colorado

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield District of Columbnia

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Georgia

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii

Blue Cross Idaho

Regence BlueShield of Idaho

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Illinois

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Indiana

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Iowa

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kansas

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Maine

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Maryland

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Massachusetts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Michigan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Mississippi

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Missouri

BlueCross and BlueShield of Kansas City

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Montana

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nebraska

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nevada

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New Hampshire

Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield New Jersey

Blue Cross and Blue Shield New Mexico

BlueCross & BlueShield of Western New York

BlueShield of Northeastern New York

Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina

Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Dakota

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Oklahoma

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

Highmark Blue Shield Pennsylvania

Capital BlueCross (Harrisburg)

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (Pittsburgh)

Independence Blue Cross  (Philadelphia)

BlueCross BlueShield of Puerto Rico

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Rhode Island

Blue Cross and Blue Shield South Carolina

Blue Cross and Blue Shield South Dakota

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Tennessee

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Texas

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Vermont

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Virginia

Premera Blue Cross Washington

Regence BlueShield Washington

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Wisconsin

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Wyoming

 

 

As an additional resource, contact information on BCBS health plans can be found here.