BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
For-profit corporation[1]
Industry healthcare insurance
Founded 1946 (Began)
1950 (Incorporated)
Founder South Carolina Hospital Service Plan
Headquarters Columbia, South Carolina
Key people
David Pankau,
Chief Executive
Ed Sellers,
Chairman, Board of Directors
Joe Sullivan,
Chairman, Board's Executive Committee
Number of employees
11,000+
Website southcarolinablues.com

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBSSC) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.[2] BCBSSC serves 21.5 million people through private business and government contracts.[3]

BCBSSC has several subsidiaries, two of which are affiliates licensed with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Licensed subsidiaries include BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation and BlueChoice HealthPlan. Non-licensed affiliates include Companion Captive Insurance Company, Companion Life, PGBA, LLC, Planned Administrators, Inc. (PAI) and TCC of South Carolina.[4]

History[edit]

BCBSSC began as the South Carolina Hospital Service Plan, later becoming BlueCross of South Carolina (BlueCross), when the General Assembly passed legislation bringing this group into existence. In the spring of 1947, the South Carolina Hospital Service Plan merged with the Hospital Benefit Association of Greenville, giving them a financial base.[5] In 1971, BlueShield of South Carolina merged with BlueCross to form the current company.[6]

BlueChoice HealthPlan[edit]

BlueChoice HealthPlan was founded in 1984, originally as Companion HealthCare, and was the first health maintenance organization (HMO) offered by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.[7] To date, BlueChoice HealthPlan has nearly 200,000 members.[8]

In 2008 the HMO added a Medicaid option called BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid[9] for eligible South Carolinians.[10]

In 2013, A.M. Best affirmed BlueChoice HealthPlan's A+ (Superior) financial strength rating[11] as part of the group rating for BCBSSC.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sos.sc.gov/index.asp?n=18&p=4&s=18&corporateid=101215
  2. ^ "BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina". BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Cyberwoven. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina - South Carolina Health Insurance Plans from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina". www.ehealthinsurance.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  4. ^ "Our Family of Companies | BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina". web.southcarolinablues.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  5. ^ "Company History". Company History | BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Cyberwoven. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA|Company Profile|Vault.com". www.vault.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  7. ^ "BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Businessweek.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  8. ^ "BlueChoice HealthPlan". www.bluechoicesc.com. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  9. ^ "BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina - Medicaid - Home". www.bluechoicescmedicaid.com. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  10. ^ "BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina - Medicaid". www.bluechoicescmedicaid.com. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  11. ^ "BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina, Inc. - Company Profile - Best's Credit Rating Center". www3.ambest.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ BlueChoice HealthPlan (2015). "About Blue Option". HealthInsuranceSC. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. 

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