Whether you’re running a budding start-up operation or managing benefits for a bustling 100-employee enterprise, see why more than 40,000 California small businesses choose Blue Shield.

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Why Blue Shield

We help small businesses grow with the right health coverage.

Tailored coverage

A wide array of plan options means you can find the coverage that fits your business and your budget.

Total health

Our proactive, member-centric approach means flexible, easily accessible care for the body and mind.

Deep roots

A mission-driven, not-for-profit California-based health plan, serving Golden State businesses for more than 80 years.

Coverage for small businesses

You can choose from a large selection of small business (1-100 employees) plans to meet your employees’ health and wellness priorities. With 80+ years experience, Blue Shield understands that quality healthcare benefits are critical in attracting top talent and fueling productivity. if you're new to small business health care, check out
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Find the right medical plan for your company

PPO plan family & networks

A preferred provider organization (PPO) plan offers flexibility and choice. Employees can use any doctors in our extensive network, see specialists without a referral, and tailor care to their needs.

HMO plan family & networks

A health maintenance organization (HMO) offers cost savings by having members work with an in-network primary care physician (PCP) who refers patients to specialists.

Offer employees holistic health benefits by adding dental, vision, and life coverage

  • Achieve a competitive advantage, and lower the cost of health care, by offering specialty coverage for your employees.
  • Adding dental and vision coverage to a medical plan helps you save more with bundle pricing.
  • Employees with families will love that pediatric dental and vision coverage is included in all our small business medical plans.

Dental, Vision, Life: Simplified insurance bundles for a healthier workforce

By integrating dental, vision, and life coverage into one benefits package, employers can promote holistic health for employees and their families while gaining easier administration of plan benefits. Dental, vision, and life coverage can be bundled with existing medical coverage or purchased independently.

Integrated pharmacy and medical coverage

All Blue Shield of California small business plans feature integrated pharmacy and medical coverage, providing valued benefits and simple administration.
Our broad nationwide network of more than 68,000 pharmacies, including all national and regional chains, allows members to conveniently fill their prescriptions.
Tiered pharmacy benefits for Trio HMO and Tandem PPO plans encourage savings on prescriptions through the use of preferred pharmacies.

Wellvolution: Proven health apps with life-changing results

A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. Our award-winning Wellvolution® platform grants employees access to therapeutic apps for mental health, weight loss, smoking cessation, diabetes prevention, and more. Encouraging the use of Wellvolution’s apps can improve employee health – and employer healthcare costs – in the short and long term.  

Smart, self-service options for small business employers

Our suite of easy-to-use digital tools helps you compare plans, enroll your company, and quickly get employees on board. Ask your broker about our seamless, transparent enrollment process.

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