Fast Facts

Who we are

  • A nonprofit mutual insurance company founded in 1939
  • The largest health insurer in Michigan, serving 3.9 million people here and 1.3 million more in other states
  • The largest network of doctors and hospitals in Michigan: 158 hospitals, and more than 33,000 doctors
  • An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • Number of employees: more than 8,100

Chairman of the Board: Gregory A. Sudderth

President and CEO: Daniel J. Loepp

Where we are

Our corporate headquarters locations:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit
  • Blue Care Network, Southfield

What we do

Design, sell and manage health benefit plans for individuals, families and Michigan-based employers, including:

  • Traditional plans
  • PPO (preferred provider organization) plans
  • HMO (health maintenance organization) plans
  • Medicare plans
  • Medicaid and state plans
  • Wellness-based plans
  • Plans with health spending accounts
  • Dental and vision plans
  • International plans
  • Pharmacy plans
Offer a portfolio of specialty benefits to complement employer and individual medical coverage through:
  • Dearborn Life Insurance Company
  • Assurity® Life Insurance Company 
  • LifeSecure® Insurance Company 

Partnering to improve health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan partners with local programs to provide quality health care to Michigan residents.
  • Since 2009, our Building Healthy Communities program has reached more than 390 schools, helping more than 180,000 students eat healthier and be more active.
  • Through our Strengthening the Safety Net program, we've donated more than $11 million since 2005 to health clinics across the state.
  • Our Patient-Centered Medical Home program is the largest in the nation and has saved an estimated $427 million in costs to the health care system.
  • Last year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its subsidiaries paid $21.2 billion in claims to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.
  • Over the course of 18 years, from 2014 through 2031, we'll pay $1.56 billion to the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. The fund aims to improve health care, access, cost and quality of care, and the health and wellness of children and seniors throughout Michigan.

Unless otherwise noted, amounts listed are from the most recent figures available (2015).