moving health care forward.

Why Blue Shield?

We’ll never stop working to fulfill our mission of making sure all Californians
can access the care they deserve at a price they can afford.

Broad networks

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We offer individual access to one of the largest PPO provider networks in California, plus a range of HMO network options. We also offer out-of-state coverage through the BlueCard® Program’s national network, which includes 95% of all providers and 96% of all hospitals in the United States2.

Access to high-quality
provider networks

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We are a California-based company with national capabilities serving millions of members. We offer individual access to one of the largest PPO provider networks in California, plus a range of HMO network options. We also offer out-of-state coverage through the BlueCard® Program’s national network, which includes 95% of all providers and 96% of all hospitals in the United States.

Coverage that’s designed
around affordability

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Everyone talks about rising health costs, but we’re taking bold steps to make coverage affordable. Our 44– and counting – accountable care organizations (ACOs) across California are transforming the healthcare delivery system. Between 2010 and 2017, our ACOs have worked to improve care while reducing hospital admissions up to 17% and decreasing bed days up to 16%3. They have also resulted in a total savings of more than $486 million3.

Motivated by our mission

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As a nonprofit health plan, we are not here to maximize profits for shareholders. That’s why we voluntarily cap our net income at 2% of revenue, returning anything above that to our customers and the community. We also give a significant portion of our income every year to the Blue Shield of California Foundation. Ensuring all Californians have access to high-quality, affordable health care is our North Star: It guides how we do business and interact with our members every day.

Employee health and well-being

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We offer digital health experiences that put consumers in control of both their own and their family’s coverage. We also offer options to access providers that drive “right care, right time, right setting” decision making. We offer consumer digital wellness tools that “stick” and holistic, integrated care management programs.

Comprehensive coverage
and access to care

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Employers can offer a more comprehensive benefits package with dental, vision, and life insurance coverage from a trusted source - with or without Blue Shield medical coverage.

Employee Wellness: Wellvolution

Wellvolution® combines decades of research, health data, and leading technology and brings the greatest innovations in preventive health care to you and your employees. With Blue Shield of California, your team can tap into the power of lifestyle medicine to unlock a more satisfying, productive, and healthy life for everyone.

Still have questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about our program or getting started, let us know.

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