Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Type Non-Profit, Private company
Industry Insurance
Founded 1936
Headquarters Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Key people Terry Kellogg, President and Chief Executive Officer
Cindi Vice, Chief Financial Officer
Tim Sexton, Chief Marketing Officer
Tim Kirkpatrick, Executive Vice President
Products Health Insurance
Revenue Increase$4.27 billion USD (2010)
Employees 3,700 (2010)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is a health insurance company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The company, which was founded in 1936, provides coverage to more than 3 million people and is a member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

The company also operates Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators and Cahaba Safeguard Administrators, both headquartered in Birmingham.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama employs nearly 3,700 people, which includes almost 3,000 people at its corporate headquarters in Birmingham.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama was founded in 1936 as the Hospital Service Corporation. In 1952, the company changed its name to Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Alabama. In 1970, the name of the company was again changed when it became Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. By that year, the company had also increased its enrollment to over 1 million people. By 1994, the company increased enrollment to 2 million people and it increased to 3 million by 2001.

Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators[edit]

Cahaba GBA, headquartered in Birmingham, administers Medicare insurance for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is the J10 A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for the states of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee and the Part B Carrier for Mississippi. Cahaba GBA also provides Regional Home Health Intermediary coverage for numerous states across the country.

Cahaba Safeguard Administrators[edit]

Cahaba Safeguard Administrators, headquartered in Birmingham, was founded in 2002 to administer the prevention of fraud under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The company is one of only 12 safeguard contractors under the CMS program.


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