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Who We Are

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) serves as the cohesive force that brings the 36 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies into a national system.

What We Do

BCBSA serves as the trade association that represents our 36 BCBS companies while providing national leadership with industry colleagues, government officials, the media and the public.

Mission Statement

We are an association of Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies dedicated to protecting and strengthening the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Brands, supporting the companies individually and collectively in their pursuit of Blue business and preserving the private healthcare market. We will operate in recognition of our unique structure in which the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are our customers, our Member Licensees and our governing Board. The Association leads a System-wide coordinated effort.

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BCBSA is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here:

BCBSA is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities  If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call 312-297-6000, ask for Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

When submitting your application for employment, please keep the following in mind:

  • Complete in its entirety. For BCBSA to conduct a through review of your application and be considered for the position you are applying to, it is necessary to complete all sections of the application. Cover letter and resume are welcome and highly recommended.
  • You can apply for more than one position.
  • Due to the volume of applications that come through the system, BCBSA is unable to respond to all applicants with a status of their application.  In the event that you no longer see a specific position listed on the job board, it is confirmed that the position has either been closed or withdrawn.
  • If you had maintained an account in the past, you will need to use the "Can't remember your password?" to have a new password sent to you to login, and proceed to create a new profile.
  • Once you have created a new profile, job alerts will be sent to you that match your background and skills.

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Benefit Programs

Learn more about our Benefit Programs.

Company Culture

We have a rich company history, employing some of the best in the industry, and offer interesting and meaningful work. But there is another aspect to working at BCBSA. We recognize that being a good corporate citizen is a critical building block to our success — simply because it is the right thing to do. We encourage our employees to get involved and support activities that allow for personal growth while giving back to the communities in which we do business.

BCBSA Goes Green

We do business with environmental sustainability in mind. Conservation and recycling programs are in place through our 'Blue Goes Green' program.

Giving Back

Our employees have the opportunity to give back to the community. Below is a sample of some of the initiatives that BCBSA is currently involved in.

  • Special Olympics events
  • On-site Red Cross Blood Drives
  • Lee National Denim Day, supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Chase Corporate Challenge
  • Letters to Santa
  • Various activities sponsored by Divisions within BCBSA, such as rebuilding playgrounds, making blankets for needy children, and canned goods and back-to-school drives

Commitment to Diversity

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is an organization that values and promotes diversity in our workplace. BCBSA is committed to providing a work environment in which differences are respected, employees are treated fairly and individual contributions are valued and rewarded.

In 1999, BCBSA created the Diversity Council based on a recommendation of the Diversity Enhancement Task Force. The mission of the Diversity Council is to help create an environment that recognizes and supports the diverse talents and cultural experiences of our employees and one that acknowledges the value of diversity in achieving our corporate goals.

BCBSA Departments

National Programs

National Programs collaborates with BCBS Companies to enhance products and services, lower administrative costs and increase customer satisfaction. National Programs is comprised of three divisions: Inter-Plan Programs, the Federal Employee Program® and the National Labor Office.

  • Inter-Plan Programs (IPP)

    IPP provides a range of services and product support for local and National Account business. Areas of focus include supporting Blue Companies with new National Account and Medicare products, pre-sales activities and account implementations; enhancing provider satisfaction with national programs, leveraging Blue information assets and enhancing Blue network options.
  • The Federal Employee Program® (FEP)

    FEP provides leadership in collaboration with BCBS Companies and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to assist and simplify the delivery of quality, affordable healthcare services to federal employee members.
  • The National Labor Office (NLO)

    Established in 1965 to demonstrate the System's strong commitment to building successful relationships with organized labor, the NLO works closely with international unions to keep them abreast of new developments in healthcare.

Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA)

OCA strives to promote affordable, high-quality healthcare, and provide prudent and effective management of care.

Office of Policy and Representation (OPR)

OPR identifies federal legislative and regulatory issues that affect Blue Companies' business in order to build consensus on BCBSA's legislative and regulatory policies and priorities.

Legal and Governance

Legal and Governance provides legal advice to the BCBSA Board, its committees and work groups. It also supports Blue companies through a variety of legal initiatives, protects the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Marks throughout the world, and provides legal services to BCBSA and its divisions.

Information Technology

The IT division advances the Blue System strategy by providing technology-related consultative services, transformational capabilities and software development solutions that fuel our growth and ongoing viability in the marketplace.

Strategic Services

Strategic Services spearheads major initiatives to increase Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies' competitive strengths, support Blue Companies' operations and enhance the Blue Brands.

Internal Audit

Internal Audit assists management and the BCBSA Board by evaluating BCBSA's financial, operational and administrative controls. The division also is responsible for internal compliance and ethics activities, and for providing Blue Company support in national anti-fraud and internal audit Quality Assessment Review activities.

Human Resources

The HR department collaborates with BCBSA's business units, providing management, professional guidance, direction and support.

  • Meeting Services

    Meeting Services manages all external and internal meetings, as well as all aspects of the corporate travel program.
  • Facilities Management

    Facilities Management is responsible for providing a safe and secure work environment, as well as coordinating and managing construction, lease administration and property disposal.


    The Finance division partners with our BCBS companies on a regular and project basis to provide expert and valuable financial advice. The corporate purchasing area within Finance ensures that quality goods and services are obtained in compliance with BCBSA and federal government purchasing policies.

    • Brand Protection and Financial Services (BPFS)

      BPFS protects and enhances the Blue Brands by administering license agreements and membership standards, financial and service performance monitoring programs, and license termination and the re-licensure processes. 
    • National Employee Benefits Administration (NEBA)

      NEBA provides customer-driven retirement and disability benefit program services to strengthen Blue companies and help ensure financial security for Blue employees.