Blue Cross of California, one of the state’s largest and most respected

healthcare providers, has been in business for over 60 years. As times have

changed, so has the company – making sure the almost 7 million people they serve

get adequate health insurance.

The numbers are impressive – Blue Cross of California boasts more than 40,000

preferred provider physicians, 27,000 HMO physicians, and almost 4,000 vision

providers. The company has over 400 participating hospitals and medical

facilities. Blue Cross employs around 6500 employees statewide.

Not surprisingly, Blue Cross offers a wide range of plans and services ranging

from several different medical and dental plans to disability and life

insurance. Their wide range of plans, services and deductibles means a health

plan for everybody, regardless of income or situation. They also offer several

dental and vision plans as well as the workers’ compensation coverage, as

required under state law.

Blue cross also offers health insurance under its “tonik health” subsidiary,

aimed at young active people and priced with several different deductible plans


Obtaining prescription drugs is inexpensive and convenient under most Blue Cross

plans. The company administers prescription drugs and medication through its

subsidiary company called Wellpoint. The company also offers a diverse array of

specialist insurance products such as COBRA coverage, flexible spending accounts

and pharmacy benefit management.

Blue Cross of California has a strong track record of innovation, and is proud

of its ability to offer products to a diverse population – individuals,

businesses of all sizes and seniors. They also provide health insurance for

seniors and others eligible for state health insurance.

They also have a proud record of collaboration with education institutions and

local organizations in helping with various health-related research projects.

Blue Cross recently won a prestigious award from the EPA (Environmental

Protection Agency) for its work in helping asthma sufferers – it’s the only

health plan to receive such an award.

Source by Elizabeth Newberry



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