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About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) provides health insurance products and services to nearly 1.5 million Arizonans. The not-for-profit company offers a variety of managed care plans to small and large employer groups, individuals, and families, including PPO, HMO, and high-deductible health plans. It also provides dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage, as well as supplemental health plans for Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, BCBSAZ's HealthyBlue wellness and disease management programs give members information and services that encourage healthy lifestyles. Founded in 1933, the company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Geographic Reach

BCBSAZ serves customers throughout the state of Arizona (headquarters) from its offices in Chandler, Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson.

Sales and Marketing

BCBSAZ offers insurance services to individuals and families, seniors, employers, brokers and consultants, and health care professionals through agents.

Its Select Network comprises contracted hospitals and doctors that are part of Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Dignity Health.

BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers.


BCBSAZ opened facilities and partnered with institutions to help improve its customers' lives, as well as those who are just in need. For instance, BCBSAZ and Fiesta Bowl Organization collaborated to create the Empowering Diversity Scholarship. The company also opened a fitness center that will be utilized by both students and staff of Brunson-Lee Elementary School in Phoenix.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2020, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) announced that, after securing all regulatory approvals, it has completed its acquisition of Steward Health Choice Arizona LLC. In addition to its individual, employer, and Medicare plans, BCBSAZ will now provide health coverage and related services to Arizonans eligible for Medicaid and those who are dual-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. This includes the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Complete Care plan and the "Generations" Medicare health plan. Terms were not disclosed.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc.

2444 W Las Palmaritas Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85021-4860
Phone: 1 (602) 864-4100

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
President and CEO: Richard L. Boals
Chairman: Harry A. Papp
Vice Chairman: Alton J. Washington
Employees (This Location): 1,147
Employees (All Locations): 1,278

Major Office Locations

Phoenix, AZ

Other Locations

Flagstaff, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Tucson, AZ