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Blue Shield of California

50 Beale Street

San Francisco, CA

94105-1808

(415) 229-5000

Fast Facts

Year founded: 1939

Service area: California

Revenue: $10.5 billion

Membership: 3 million

Employees: 5,800

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Timeline for Reform


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

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Explore Blue Shield

  • Corporate Information

    Corporate Information

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

  • 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.

  • Newsroom

    Newsroom

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

  • careers

    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.

  • Privacy Forms

    Privacy Forms

    The following are forms you, as a Blue Shield member, may use to exercise your privacy rights to the health informattion Blue Shield creates, obtains, and/or maintains about you.