Since its founding in 1933, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN) has grown to provide over 2.7-million Minnesota residents with cost-effective health insurance. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is a not-for-profit organization. They were first to offer a consumer-driven health plan and now have over 150,000 utilizing their Option Blue plans. By working tirelessly to meet and exceed their level of commitment, they constantly improve the health of the local areas they service.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesotacan locate its founding all the way back to 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 Associationmerged in 1982 to become the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
BCBSMN was formed in 1933 to promote, widely available and affordable healthcare services. Over the years, the company has grown to encompass nearly 2-million subscribers and employ 4000. Today, more than 975 of Minnesota’s hospitals and doctors comprise its network.
Today, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is the largest health insurance provider in the state. They have plans for individuals and groups of any size as well as special programs for state and federal employee throughout Minnesota. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota provides service to over a quarter-of-a-million people in government-funded programs as well as more than 184,000 covered by Medicare.