Coverage You Can Count On

Krystal Clark

| 2 min read

Woman smiling at a doctor during a check up
For 80 years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has been a trusted provider of affordable health care. As a nonprofit mutual, our vocal members have helped strengthen our services and bonds within the community. We continue to surpass expectations, setting a high standard people can count on. At Blue Cross, our members are our priority. With the largest health care network in Michigan, they have access to the expertise, technology, and experience of top medical professionals. We know finding the right physician is a very personal and important task. That’s why our network includes an extensive selection of more than 33,000 doctors. Our members have the power to choose who they want, when they want. We also understand life is unpredictable, and emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. So, we offer peace of mind in even the most tumultuous circumstances. Whether stateside or abroad, members can receive vital coverage across the globe—with 90 percent of hospitals in the U.S. and over 900 hospitals internationally. Blue Cross believes everyone deserves quality health care and continues to bridge the gap for uninsured and underinsured residents. Since 2005, we have awarded more than $13 million in grants to safety net clinics that provide free or low-cost medical and dental treatment. That makes us the largest private donor to free clinics in the state. We have always been committed to making a healthier, more inclusive community. Through partnerships with schools and organizations, Blue Cross has established initiatives and events benefiting both children and adults. In 2009, we created the Building Healthy Communities program to combat the childhood obesity epidemic. To date, it’s helped more than 340,000 students in nearly 800 schools. We also support new and expectant mothers through our annual Health Fair and Baby Shower, where attendees learn about prenatal care, breastfeeding, cooking and more. One of our primary goals is to educate and empower all to take control of their health. By providing critical resources, Blue Cross connects Michiganders with the best care for their individual needs. This gives them the confidence to explore every option and make better choices. Over the past eight decades, Blue Cross has embraced innovative practices, making solutions more effective, accessible and cost-efficient. We’ve steadily raised the bar for what’s possible in health care. Moving forward, should members expect more efforts improving our services and community? Count on it.
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