Since 1940, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) has been providing top-notch health insurance coverage to customers numbering over 300,000 and maintains a provider network of over 22,000. Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico is a division of Health Care Service Corporation and employs more than 800 throughout the state.
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 Associationmerged in 1982 to become the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
BCBSNM was founded in 1940 and has grown over the decades to 853 employees and a membership in excess of 12-million. Overall, their network spans 49 hospitals and over 9000 participating providers. Throughout the intervening years BCBSNM has garnered recognition and many awards.
In 2005 and 2006, the company was awarded the Roadrunner Recognition for their commitment to excellence. Later in 2006, the National Committee for Quality Assurance awarded the company with a full three-year accreditation for its BlueChoice PPO. The company also received the Gold Level Well Workplace Award in 2007 from the Wellness Councils of America.
Today, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico prides itself on providing singular service along with affordable plans. BCBSNM has an excellent variety of benefits and finance plans tailored to the specific needs of its members. By working tirelessly to meet and exceed their level of commitment, they constantly improve the health of the local areas they service.