CareFirst®' BlueCross® BlueShield®
CareFirst of Maryland, Inc. and Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc., which do business as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), are wholly owned subsidiaries of CareFirst, Inc., a not-for-profit holding company licensed in Maryland. A third affiliate does business as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware.
The affiliates are independently licensed by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, to market health insurance and related services and products throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, including Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia.
Through its affiliates and subsidiaries, CareFirst, the largest health insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, serves 3.3 million members. CareFirst and its parent company have more than 6,000 employees operating in Maryland, North Carolina, Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia. CareFirst has received seven consecutive National Brand Excellence awards from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, recognizing its customer service, financial strength, membership growth and promotion of the Blue name.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is the shared business name of CareFirst of Maryland, Inc. and Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® Registered trademark of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® Registered trademark of CareFirst of Maryland, Inc.