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Mary Danielson, APR
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to BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Customer Service at 1-800-565-9140

BlueCross and Our Members – By the Numbers

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a not-for-profit health plan founded in 1945. Today, we serve 3.3 million people across the state and around the country.

As the state’s largest health plan, we:

  • Paid more than 76 million claims totaling $10.7 billion in 2013
  • Provide benefits for more than 15,000 companies
  • Offer access to more than 21,000 physicians in our flagship network, Blue Network P
  • Work with four high-value hospital systems across the state in Blue Network E

And we demonstrate our commitment to the communities we serve by:

  • Giving $11.3 million in 2013 to organizations in Tennessee working to improve community health and support other charitable causes.

How BlueCross Performs

Learn more about our corporate performance, community impact, and diversity efforts by downloading our annual reports.


How BlueCross Spends Premium Dollars

On average, at least 87 cents of every premium dollar goes to direct medical care.


How Strong Reserves Protect our Members

Most of our reserves are legally required, and our financial strength is our members' security.