Loading ads...
No ads

Overview of Blue Cross Blue Shield , Minnesota ( BCBS )

Did you know that Minnesota was the first "Blue" health plan in the nation?
Our history began in 1933, when seven St. Paul hospitals teamed up to form the “Minnesota Hospital Association.” It became the country’s first prepaid health care network. An early ad featured a nurse with a blue cross armband on the sleeve of her uniform. This was the birth of our iconic logo. We became the first health plan to be known as “Blue Cross.”

Less than 10 years later, the name and symbol were adopted by the national Blue Cross Association. Blue Cross went on to become one of most recognized and trusted health care brands in the world.

Today we are the leading health plan in the state
We have more members, the largest network of doctors, and more products and services than any other health plan in Minnesota.
About one in three Minnesotans has a health plan with us.
Our 2.6 million members can be found in every Minnesota county, all 50 states and on four continents.
Our mission is to make a healthy difference in people’s lives
We want our members to have better access to health care. And we want that health care to be affordable and available when it's needed. In 2013, The Twin Cities Business Journal named us one of the "Twin Cities Healthiest Employers."

We are a nonprofit Minnesota company
90 cents of every health care dollar we collect is used to pay for our members’ health care.
Our administrative cost is less than 10 cents of every dollar – one of the lowest in the country.
Even though we are a nonprofit, we pay more than $100 million in taxes and assessments every year.
We provide more than $250 million in wages to our state economy each year.
Approximately 3,500 employees work for us throughout Minnesota. We have offices in Eagan, Virginia, Aurora, Duluth and St. Cloud, and a retail store location in Edina.

Website: http://www.bluecrossmn.com

Patient ratings

of Blue Cross Blue Shield , Minnesota ( BCBS )

Overall Experience

(4.3/5)

Claims Process

(4.0/5)

Customer Service

(4.3/5)

Cost Satisfaction

(4.1/5)

Patient reviews of Blue Cross Blue Shield , Minnesota ( BCBS )

fre900
06-05-2020

Good overall coverage but can be more expensive depending on your plan.

  • Date Visited 06-2020
  • Overall Satisfaction

    Customer Service
    Cost Satisfaction
    Claims Process

Recommended: Yes

fom355
Reviewer
06-01-2020

It is a pretty good insurance company

  • Date Visited 06-2020
  • Overall Satisfaction

    Customer Service
    Cost Satisfaction
    Claims Process

Recommended: Yes

udo413
05-05-2020

Great enthusiasm concerning the services

  • Date Visited 05-2020
  • Overall Satisfaction

    Customer Service
    Cost Satisfaction
    Claims Process

Recommended: Yes

...
fla369
04-02-2020

Pretty good health insurance company! Would recommend!

  • Date Visited 04-2020
  • Overall Satisfaction

    Customer Service
    Cost Satisfaction
    Claims Process

Recommended: Yes

jnr710
Reviewer
03-18-2020

I love the blue cross blue shield website. It is great to view coverage prices, overviews, everything is available on there when I was looking for example prices of a baby delivery. I also get emails when claims are submitted and I can look at the breakdown of pricing for each claim. Overall, I am quite pleased with the coverage and customer service as well.

  • Date Visited 03-2020
  • Overall Satisfaction

    Customer Service
    Cost Satisfaction
    Claims Process

Recommended: Yes

Loading ads...
No ads

HEALTHCARE Q&A

Do You Have Questions About Healthcare? ASK A QUESTION

Loading ads...
No ads
Loading ads...
No ads

Privacy Policy

As part of my use of HealthSoul, I acknowledge the use of my information will be processed in accordance with the HealthSoul Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. By clicking "Accept", I am hereby providing consent to this use and agree to all of the terms and conditions.