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About us

Our purpose

To improve the health and well-being of our customers and communities – we won't stop until health care is better for all.

Get to know Blue Cross NC

Since 1933, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has been committed to making health care easier to navigate, more affordable and more accessible to all. Through our history, we’ve grown to better serve our members and meet North Carolina’s biggest health challenges.

4.3 million members

We have more than 4.3 million members, including 1.2 million served on behalf of other Blue Plans.1

Neighbors helping neighbors

Our NC-based operations and locations have a global reach. We serve all 50 states and nearly 200 countries and territories.2

Broad coverage for all your needs

Our PPO3 network includes 95% of medical doctors and 98% of all general acute-care hospitals4 in NC.

For people, not profits

As a fully taxed not-for-profit health insurance company, we serve our members, not shareholders.

Making an impact in our communities

At Blue Cross NC, we’re not just focused on serving our members. We’re also dedicated to giving back to the communities where we work and live.

Investing in the areas we serve

We invest in our local communities to support the overall health of all North Carolinians. We’ve secured millions of dollars for charitable causes, volunteered more than 129,000 hours and supported countless other causes dedicated to fighting hunger, homelessness and family hardship.

Deepening our NC commitment

Since being founded in 2000, the separate and independent Blue Cross NC Foundation has invested more than $200 million in organizations and communities across the state.5 Its mission to improve the health and well-being of everyone in North Carolina includes addressing food access, early childhood development, health inequities and much more.

Simplifying the insurance process

We feature 10 locations throughout North Carolina where you can get one-on-one help from an insurance specialist. Our locations offer plan enrollment support, health services, preventive care, fitness classes and much more. The best part is that there’s no cost for any of our services.

Get to know our people

We employ more than 5,000 people6 who are passionate about work that makes a difference.

Meet the leaders behind our guiding principles

Our commitment to members and the community starts with our leadership. Find out how they’ve established a company culture that reflects our commitment to honesty, integrity and fairness.

Join the team that’s changing lives

At Blue Cross NC, we believe our people make the difference. With our deep commitment to local communities, social justice and employee wellness, it’s easy to see what makes this such a great place to work.

Focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

We’re committed to reducing health inequities and lifting all people and cultures. Whether it’s in the community or our company, we’ve taken major steps to create an inclusive company that prioritizes the well-being of all.

Support our mission and local communities

Does your company culture align with our goals and values? Explore business opportunities to partner with us as an affiliate, supplier or vendor.

Point of Blue

See the latest Blue Cross NC tips, news and community updates in our blog.

Expert Takes

Improving access to care in Hispanic communities

Blue Cross NC aims to improve the well-being of our customers and communities.

Expert Takes

Food is medicine

Blue Cross NC is addressing non-medical drivers of health by improving food security.

Healthy Communities

An expert take on child welfare in NC

A former social services director talks with Blue Cross NC about the state's child welfare system.


Discover the latest Blue Cross NC news, press releases and social media updates.


  1. Blue Cross NC 2022 Year-End Financial Results.

  2. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Internal Data: (accessed July 2023).

  3. Preferred provider organization (PPO includes State PPO and Federal Employee Program PPO).

  4. Blue Cross NC Provider Internal Data; percentages indicated represent Blue Cross NC's PPO network as of July 28, 2022. The percentage of medical doctors and hospitals is based upon the number of providers that applied for a Blue Cross NC provider number and then contracted with us versus the total number of providers who applied.

  5. Source: Who We Are ( (accessed July 2023).

  6. Blue Cross NC Provider Internal Data; figure indicated represents Blue Cross NC's employment numbers as of December 31, 2022.