About Blue Shield of California
Best Health Insurance Companies 2017
With an overall score of 88.0, Blue Shield of California seems to be keeping its West Coast customers happy. The health insurer had high renewal and recommendation rates, 87 percent and 85 percent respectively. Customer service and claims processing were the leading categories with 4.5 stars, and value for price received a 4.25.
A West Coast non-profit insurer
Established in 1938 as California Physicians’ Service, Blue Shield of California now serves 4 million members with 6,800 employees. Members of this non-profit health insurer can rest assured that profits return to the community, such as the $200 million in 2015 which was contributed to the Blue Shield of California Foundation which researches solutions to ensure healthcare and domestic violence services.
The insurer offers numerous levels of HMO and PPO plans, along with prescription drug, vision and dental coverage plans. Members receive 24/7 online and mobile access to locate providers, chat with a nurse or pharmacist, track claims and compare treatment costs.
Blue Shield of California
50 Beale St. San Francisco, CA 94105
Member services: (800) 393-6130