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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 3.4 million people across the state and around the country.

Here are a few fast facts about BlueCross:

  • Tax paying, not-for-profit company established more than 70 years ago
  • Serving 3.4 million members and 11,000 companies as the state’s largest health plan
  • Paying 85 million claims per year
  • Partnering with 20,000+ health care providers
  • Giving $14 million each year in charitable investments
  • Employing 5,800 professionals to fulfill this mission:
    Peace of Mind through Better Health

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.