Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSFL) is independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and has more than 65 years providing their friends and neighborsnot onlywith high quality healthcare products and services, but peace of mind, security, and support. With innovative products and affordable health plans, BCBSFL is constantly striving to make a positive contribution to the health and well-being of all Floridians.
The Blue Cross brand originated in 1929 at Baylor University with a plan offering teachers three weeks of hospital care for $6 per year. As the company grew, it began offering coverage to other employee groups in Dallas and later expanded to national coverage. The Blue Shield brand was developed at the start of last century with lumber and mining employers in the Pacific Northwest paying a monthly fee to a designated group of physicians.Blue Shield and the Blue Cross Association merged in 1982 to become the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida can trace it founding back to 1944 and has since grown to be go-to provider of healthcare solutions to the people of Florida. While the company today remains focused on the health industry, it has responded to the changing health insurance market by involving a number of various companies to meet the diversity of the overall health insurance industry.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida is an independent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association licensee. The company is not only focused on the customer but the community as well and goes to great lengths to help the uninsured and less fortunate in their community. Their efforts focus on the healthcare and well-being of Floridians through health, community-developed, and education.
Florida also has an extremely diverse population and the largest number of those over 65, so BCBSFL is privileged to insure and serve more than 4-million who come from a unique variety of backgrounds.