Benefits of BlueCross BlueShield 

If you’re looking for health coverage, you want a name you can trust, comprehensive benefits, and a large network of providers. With BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York, you’ll get all that – and more, including:

Instant Recognition

  • The BlueCross BlueShield brand is the most recognized health care brand in the world.
  • Over 85% of all doctors and hospitals throughout the U.S. participate with BlueCross BlueShield plans including over 660,000 providers and 6,100 hospitals.
  • With the BlueCard program, you will receive the benefits of BlueCross BlueShield discounts when you travel or live outside the area and there is no need for up-front payments or claim submissions. 

Market Power

  • More than three-quarters of Fortune 100 companies and half of all Fortune 500 companies offer BlueCross BlueShield coverage to their employees.
  • BlueCross BlueShield market power enables you to receive the benefits of Blue discounts, as well as easy, streamlined administration.


  • For more than 70 years, BlueCross and BlueShield Plans have symbolized security and peace of mind throughout the United States.
  • Today, the BlueCross and BlueShield System is the nation's largest family of health benefits companies.

If you're already a member, you can register or sign in and enjoy convenient online tools. You can view your claims, referrals, and pre-authorizations, order an ID card, and use other member tools. You  can also access My Health, a resource to help you live healthier. Through My Health, you can complete a health assessment, get information about workshops, and track personal health information.

When you choose Blue, there’s more in it for you:

  • Access to online tools to understand Medicare coverage options and compare what our plans offer.
  • A $0 copay on more than 150 generic drugs, preventive services, and a gym membership with our Medicare HMO and PPO plans.
  • The ability to purchase an optional supplemental dental benefit.
  • Worldwide access to urgent and emergency services.

As the region’s leading health care company, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York offers a full range of insured, self-insured, government programs and services covering businesses, families and individuals. Our plans include fitness, nutrition, wellness, stress management and other programs that engage members in their health.

BlueCross BlueShield has maintained its market leader position over the years by focusing on customer needs and expectations. Our passion for quality care has earned us national recognition.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded us an accreditation status of "excellent," which is the highest level achievable for managed care programs. Our customer service was rated “outstanding.” This means that you will experience high-quality care and fast, accurate service whenever you call or click for help. NCQA is an independent organization that reviews HMOs throughout the country.

As the most recognized healthcare brand in the world, we can give your clients access to plans that are easy to administer, and that can help them improve the health of their employees as well as manage healthcare costs.

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is more than just a plan. We partner with you to offer your clients high-quality, affordable coverage options. We back these plans with the most extensive network of doctors and hospitals in the world.  And, our wellness programs and resources encourage healthy lifestyle changes.

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