What is BlueCross insurance?

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association BCBSA is a federation of 35 separate United States health insurance companies that provide health insurance in the United States to more than 106 million people. It was formed in 1982 from the merger of its two namesake organizations. Blue Cross was founded in 1929 and became the blue cross association in 1960, while Blue Shield emerged in 1939 and the Blue Shield association was created in 1948.
In the health care insurance industry, the organization is known as “The Association” and has two offices, one in Chicago and one in Washington DC. The BCBSA claims to control access to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield trademarks and names across the United States and in more than 170 other countries.
The BCBSA manages communication between its members and the operating policies required to be a licensee of the trademarks. This permits each BCBSA company to offer nationwide insurance coverage even though it operates only in its designated service area.