Our subsidiaries and affiliates provide services and solutions that further empower whole person health.
We enable access to quality care for members no matter how they get their health insurance — through employers, the individual and family market, Medicare or Medicaid — and work to create equitable health outcomes for all.
Health care costs now account for more than 17% of the U.S. economy. Collaborating with doctors, hospitals and other providers, we connect our members to high-value care, focusing on quality and outcomes.
With compassion and innovation, we help employers and members meet their evolving health care needs — physical health, mental health and pharmacy services.
Our Portfolio of Companies
HCSC was incorporated and first started offering health care peace of mind in 1936. The company was founded by visionaries who sought to offer solutions for affordable access to health care using the Blue Cross and Blue Shield models.
The Blue Cross Plan for hospital services and the Blue Shield Plan for physician services operated separately until 1975 when they were merged as Health Care Service Corporation.
By 1982, all the smaller Blue Cross Plans in Illinois were also merged with the Chicago-based Plan, and the company operated as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas joins HCSC.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico joins HCSC.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma joins HCSC.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana joins HCSC.