The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is the national coordinating body for the federation of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans contract with hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers to provide prepaid health care coverage to members.

The 38 independent companies that form the BCBSA are among the country's oldest and largest health insurers, collectively covering more than 98 million people or 1 in 3 Americans.¹ Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is one of these 38 independent licensees, and has been assigned a specific area to market its products — Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania.

For more information, please visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association website.

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