In a significant move, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont have gained formal approval from the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation to solidify their affiliation, marking a groundbreaking collaboration between nonprofit Blue companies.
The affiliation is set to usher in a new era of cooperation between these two stalwart organizations, allowing them to pool their resources and expertise to enhance the health plan and service offerings available through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont.
Daniel J. Loepp, the President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, expressed his enthusiasm for this pioneering collaboration: “We are pleased to partner with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont to launch this pioneering approach to collaboration between nonprofit Blue companies. Our affiliation enables us to leverage our combined resources and expertise to improve the services we provide, while maintaining the local operations in each of our respective states that are key to delivering high-value, convenient, and accessible care to our members.”
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, a trusted nonprofit organization with a mission-driven focus for over four decades, shares in the excitement. Don George, President, and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, affirmed the affiliation’s significance: “This affiliation enables us, as a Vermont-based health plan, to continue serving the needs of Vermonters in the decades to come. Sharing expertise and technology with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, we will improve solutions for our members, customers, provider partners, and communities here in Vermont.”
Both organizations remain firmly rooted in their local communities, emphasizing their commitment to advancing local community health and investing in community well-being. This affiliation reinforces these commitments, ensuring that health insurance decisions and premium dollars are managed locally, community investments are safeguarded, and the organizations are better positioned to continue their invaluable work within the community.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
As a nonprofit mutual insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has been delivering health benefits to nearly 5.2 million members. The organization’s unwavering commitment revolves around offering affordable healthcare products through a diverse range of plans tailored for businesses and individuals. Established in Detroit since 1939, BCBSM actively supports impactful community initiatives and provides leadership in enhancing healthcare standards throughout Michigan. BCBSM operates independently as a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For additional information, visit bcbsm.com and MiBluesPerspectives.com.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
For over three decades, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has played a pivotal role in enhancing the health and well-being of Vermonters by offering innovative plan options for individuals, older Vermonters, and businesses. The dedicated team continuously explores new ways to support high-quality care, programs, and events promoting wellness. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont functions as an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For further information, visit bluecrossvt.org.