The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 38 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® companies. The Association owns and manages the Blue Cross and Blue Shield trademarks and names in more than 170 countries and territories around the world. The Association grants licenses to independent companies to use the trademarks and names in exclusive geographic areas.
The Association also operates several business initiatives in support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies and represents the Blue System in national forums. In this role as a national association, BCBSA is responsible for advancing Blue Cross and Blue Shield interests in legislative and regulatory initiatives in Washington, D.C., as well as coordinating legislative, regulatory and political strategy for the Blue System.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies
Operating and offering healthcare coverage in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the 38 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies cover 100 million Americans. Nationwide, more than 96% of hospitals and 91% of professional providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies — more than any other insurer.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies offer a variety of insurance products to all segments of the population, including large employer groups, small business and individuals. The Blues® currently serve 85% of Fortune 100 companies and 76% of Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, the Blues have enrolled more than half of all U.S. federal workers, retirees and their families, making the Federal Employee Program the largest single health plan group in the world.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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