Established in 1946 in Greenville, SC, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is a mutual insurance company now headquartered in Columbia, SC. We have major offices in Columbia, Florence, Surfside Beach, Greenville, Charleston and Camden, SC; Dallas, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Augusta, GA; and Nashville, TN – all serving multiple lines of business.
The BlueCross BlueShield division of the company offers health insurance to individuals and small groups in South Carolina. It also provides administrative services for larger, self-funded group health plans in South Carolina.
Subsidiary companies offer products related to other types of insurance, such as property, life and mental health and substance abuse benefits. The largest subsidiaries administer federal Medicare and TRICARE contracts. Some subsidiaries are technology-focused. One enables other companies to outsource their claims processing to BlueCross’ data center. Another markets swipe card technology to the health care industry.
For all lines of business, 880 million claims and 18 billion transactions were processed in 2012.
The only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross is a major supporter of community and charitable causes in all of its locations. It also supports health care related research, education and service in South Carolina through the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation.
BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. A.M. Best (www.ambest.com), the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source, has rated our group of companies at A+ (Superior) for 11 years in a row as of January 2013. This high rating is held by only a few health insurance companies in the nation.