California Blue Cross Health Insurance – An Overview



Blue Cross of California, one of the state's largest and most respected
healthcare providers, has been in business for over 60 years. As times have
changed, so has the company – making sure the almost 7 million people they serve
get adequate health insurance.

The numbers are impressive – Blue Cross of California boasts more than 40,000
preferred provider physicians, 27,000 HMO doctors, and almost 4,000 vision
providers. The company has over 400 participating hospitals and medical
facilities. Blue Cross employs around 6500 employees statewide.

Not surprisingly, Blue Cross offers a wide range of plans and services ranging
from several different medical and dental plans to disability and life
insurance. Their wide range of plans, services and deductibles means a health
plan for everyone, regardless of income or situation. They also offer several
dental and vision plans as well as the workers' compensation coverage, as
required under state law.

Blue cross also offers health insurance under its "tonik health" subsidiary,
aimed at young active people and priced with several different deductible plans

Obtaining prescription drugs is inexpensive and convenient under most Blue Cross
plans. The company administers prescription drugs and medication through its
subsidiary company called Wellpoint. The company also offers a diverse array of
specialist insurance products such as COBRA coverage, flexible spending accounts
and pharmacy benefit management.

Blue Cross of California has a strong track record of innovation, and is proud
of its ability to offer products to a diverse population – individuals,
businesses of all sizes and seniors. They also provide health insurance for
seniors and others eligible for state health insurance.

They also have a proud record of collaboration with education institutions and
local organizations in helping with various health-related research projects.
Blue Cross recently will not be a prestigious award from the EPA (Environmental
Protection Agency) for its work in helping asthma sufferers – it's the only
health plan to receive such an award.


Source by Elizabeth Newberry

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