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Blue Shield of California

50 Beale Street

San Francisco, CA


(415) 229-5000

Fast Facts

Year founded: 1939

Service area: California

Revenue: $13.4 billion

Membership: 4 million

Employees: 6,800


Blue Shield Gives Back

As a not-for-profit, mission-driven health plan, Blue Shield is committed to universal coverage and the success of health reform, which will only be achieved if health care is affordable.

Introducing Cal INDEX

A next-generation health information exchange.


Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health plan dedicated to providing Californians with access to high-quality health care at an affordable price.

Our Mission and Values

A not-for-profit health plan, Blue Shield encourages innovation and works for constructive change.


Blue Shield of California Foundation

Our mission is to improve the lives of all Californians by making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence.


Timeline for Reform

Understand what’s changing, when for federal and state health reform mandates.


Explore Blue Shield

  • Corporate Information

    Corporate Information

    Blue Shield of California corporate information, including our mission, history, leadership, awards and financials.

  • Quality and Affordability

    Quality and Affordability

    Find out how Blue Shield is working to improve the cost and quality of health care through our pledge, accountable care organizations and more.

  • Health Reform

    Health Care Reform

    Find out what individuals, employers, providers and producers can expect from health reform, including timelines, our history of support and more.

  • Social Responsibility

    Social Responsibility

    An overview of our commitment to social responsibility through community involvement, protecting the environment and more.

  • media center icon

    Media Center

    Access the latest press releases, news and updates, and find media contact information.

  • Careers


    We are looking for professionals who will help us shape the future of health care. Find careers and read about employee experiences and programs.

  • Preventing Fraud

    Preventing Fraud

    An introduction to healthcare fraud, how to recognize it and how to report it.

  • Privacy Information

    Privacy and Security

    Learn more about how we use and disclose personal and health information about our members and how to protect yourself from email and other scams.