Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina has been serving the state for more than 60 years and is the only insurance company with an A+ financial rating. They offer the largest providers network meaning the most choices of doctors and hospitals. Best of all, with a comprehensive selection of health plans, online services, discounts, and other added values, they have a plan to fit every budget and every lifestyle.
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 South Carolina started as the South Carolina Hospital Service Plan and has been loyally serving the state since 1946. The company’s first headquarters was located in Greenville and almost immediately landed the federal government as their first major client. In 1949 the company received its charter as not-for-profit. In 1957 the company moved its headquarters to Columbia and in 1969, the company became effectively known as Blue Cross Blue Shield after state legislation was repealed
Today, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina prides itself on providing singular service along with affordable plans. It serves more than a million subscribers and employs over 12,000 and has offices in four states. With the largest network of providers, it offers an extensive choice of health plans, discounts, as well as online services and added values.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina 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.