Blue Shield of California health plans

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Blue Shield of California has over 60 years of operations in California and has become one of the largest health insurance carriers in the state. There are over 3 million members of Blue Shield of California. In February, 2009 the membership of Blue Shield was broken down as 1.2M HMO, 1.56M PPO, TRICARE .46M, and 160K other members. Blue Shield is a California not-for-profit mutual benefit corporation and employs nearly 5,000 employees.

Blue Shield recently received an "Excellent" accreditation status for the best health plans in the U.S. from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Blue Shield has received many awards for leading the health care industry with innovative programs and outstanding health insurance services. The mission of Blue Shield of California is "To ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at a reasonable price."

Blue Shield features health coverage plans for individuals & families, Medicare eligible health plans, Health Savings Account eligible plans, employer sponsored plans, and health family programs. It is easy to find a Blue Shield plan that meets your requirements.

Blue Shield of California has a very extensive provider and hospital network. As of April 2009 the HMO plan type of Blue Shield had 32,000 physicians and 300 hospitals in the network. The PPO plan type had 65,000 physicians and 350 hospitals in the network. The individual Medicare HMO network had 13,100 physicians and 135 hospitals. The total pharmacy network in California for Blue Shield as of December 2009 was well over 5,000 pharmacies.

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