Our company was founded in 1937 by business, health care, and community leaders who shared a vision of providing access to high-quality, affordable health care. That vision remains strong and relevant today.
Back in the 1930s, Blue Cross of Massachusetts was the first organization of its kind to offer statewide insurance coverage for hospital stays. A few years later, in 1941, a company known as Blue Shield of Massachusetts started offering coverage for doctors' office visits too. And in 1988, the two organizations merged to become Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Although much has changed in health care through the years, our commitment to doing what's best for our members has not. It’s still the foundation of everything we do.
An independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, we’re a not-for-profit company that has a significant impact on our state's economy and makes considerable tax payments to local, state, and federal governments.
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