Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has made it their focus to deliver health insurance value through quality products, information, and services. BCBSNC has a clear focus of being the leader in improving healthcare in North Carolina. For nearly three-quarters of century, the company has been serving North Carolinians with competitively priced health insurance offerings while supporting local communities with programs and events promoting good health.
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 Blue Shield of North Carolina has been operating for over 77 years and is today the largest healthcare provider in the state. The company is also recognized as a giving member of its community with BCBSNC employees having logged more than 250,000 volunteer hours since 1997.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is a not-for-profit health insurance company headquartered in Chapel Hill and maintaining major operation centers in Durham and Winston-Salem. They are the largest health insurance company in the state employing over 4500 and serving nearly 4-million. Overall, the economic impact of BCBSNC employee’s benefits and salaries represented never a half-billion dollars in 2009.