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.

Motivated by our mission


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.

Access to broad provider networks


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 States2.

Coverage that’s designed
around affordability


Everyone talks about rising health costs, but we’re taking bold steps to make coverage affordable. Our 46- and counting – accountable care organizations (ACOs) across California are transforming the healthcare delivery system. Since 2010, our ACOs have worked to improve care while reducing hospital admissions up to 11% and decreasing bed days up to 19%3. They have also resulted in a total savings of more than $839 million3.

Comprehensive coverage
and access to care


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. From routine checkups to emergencies and everything in between, members have access to a quality of healthcare providers. Our plans offer on-the-go tools such as 24-hour telehealth visits and doctors-on-demand home visits. Visit for more details.

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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