Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is Louisiana's oldest and largest health insurer. We are a mutually held company owned solely by our policyholders. Our mission is to improve the lives of our customers by providing health guidance and affordable access to quality care.
We make it our business to ensure an exceptional customer experience. Our many plans are specifically designed to meet individual and group needs and preferences. We offer a full line of Medicare supplement plans, life and dental insurance and voluntary options for groups.
Blue Cross is financially strong and stable. We maintain a surplus of funds for protection for our policyholders. These reserves ensure that external factors or natural disasters do not hinder our ability to pay claims. We paid $9 million in taxes in 2006 and returned $2.54 billion to the Louisiana economy. As a partner in the community, Blue Cross supported more than 200 charitable organizations throughout Louisiana.
>Blue Cross has received 10 consecutive "A" ratings for financial strength from Standard & Poor's, the highly-regarded national rating service.
>We hold five accreditations from top national healthcare standards organizations including accreditations for meeting privacy and quality standards.
>Blue Cross received the 2007 Well Workplace Award from Louisiana Health Care Alliance for our innovative employee wellness program.
>Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana ranks first among all Blue Cross plans nationwide for provider satisfaction for four consecutive years, based on annual surveys of BlueCard® office provider staff.