Fast Facts

Learn fast facts about the health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Who we are

  • A nonprofit health care organization founded in 1939
  • A mutual company beginning in 2014
  • The largest health insurer in Michigan: 4.4 million members in Michigan and 1.2 million more members in other states
  • The largest network of doctors and hospitals in Michigan: 156 hospitals, nearly 30,000 doctors
  • An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • A member of the Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Health Care
  • We subsidize coverage for individuals, especially the most vulnerable among us, so they can afford high-quality health insurance

Our subsidiaries:

Chairman of the Board: Gregory A. Sudderth

President and CEO: Daniel J. Loepp

Our main locations: Detroit (corporate headquarters),
Southfield (Blue Care Network corporate headquarters),
Grand Rapids and Lansing

Number of employees
: more than 7,000

As part of our commitment to the city, we relocated 3,400
suburban-based workers to downtown Detroit. Our unified
campus holds more than 6,400 employees.

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
  • Wellness-based plans
  • Plans with health spending accounts
  • Dental and vision plans

Partnering to improve health

Our Michigan health insurance company works to keep care quality high and costs low.
  • Since 2009, our Building Healthy Communities program has provided nearly $2.7 million in funding to elementary schools to help more than 35,000 students eat healthier and be more active.
  • We’ve provided nearly $8 million since 2005 to free health clinics across the state through our Strengthening the Safety Net program.
  • We saved more than $400 million statewide over three years, through five of our long-standing Collaborative Quality Initiatives with hospitals and doctors.
  • Our Patient-Centered Medical Home program is the largest in the nation for the fifth consecutive year.
  • In the last year, we’ve paid $18.6 billion in claims to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.


Unless otherwise noted, amounts listed are from the most recent figures available (2012).

©1996-2014 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We provide health insurance in Michigan.

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