About Our Company

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BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
257 West Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14202


Mission

To develop and provide innovative and cost-effective health care delivery solutions to support the needs of our members, stakeholders, and communities.

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Vision

To be the preferred health care plan for our communities.

History

Since 1936, people in the Buffalo-Niagara region have turned to BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York to help them achieve and maintain the best health possible. Today, BlueCross BlueShield is the region’s leading health plan, serving more than 800,000 members.

BlueCross BlueShield began as the Hospital Service Corporation of Western New York. As the region’s largest health benefits company, we offer a range of health insurance and other products designed to provide the coverage our members want while maximizing their health care investment. BlueCross BlueShield also is a leader in developing community health and wellness initiatives, teaching people how to lead healthier lives to reduce the prevalence of serious and chronic illness.

BlueCross BlueShield is one of the top corporate donors in the region, assisting more than 100 charitable organizations in health, arts and culture, social services, and education. The company supports employee volunteerism, and its employees spend thousands of hours each year helping raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.

 

Company Description

BlueCross BlueShield is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. We offer a range of health insurance and other products designed to provide the coverage members want while maximizing their health care investment. Products include a full range of insured, self-insured and government programs and services covering businesses, families and individuals, as well as life and disability coverage, dental and vision plans, stop loss coverage, and much more. In addition, our plans include access to fitness, nutrition, wellness, stress management, and other options that engage members in their health.

 

Headquarters

Opened August 2007, BlueCross BlueShield’s “green” building (LEED© certified silver) in downtown Buffalo involved remediation of a long-vacant brownfield site, which helped encourage further economic investment in the city’s core.

 

 
 

 
 

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