About Us Fast Facts
Highmark Health is an interdependent system designed to deliver high-quality, accessible, understandable and affordable experiences, outcomes and solutions for our customers.
Highmark Health and its subsidiaries and affiliates comprise a national health and wellness organization proudly serving more than 50 million Americans.
The Highmark Health organization employs more than 35,000 people dedicated to serving the health care needs of individual, family, business and government customers.
2015 consolidated revenues for the Highmark Health organization were $17.7 billion.
The Highmark Health organization includes affiliates with legacies of more than 150 years of providing health care in the community.
Diversification is a cornerstone of the Highmark Health organization, enabling it to pursue its mission and long-term strategies for growth.
Diversity and inclusion at Highmark Health and its subsidiaries and affiliates are bolstered by seven business resource groups (BRGs) that represent the unique perspectives of the LGBT community, African Americans, veterans, women, people with disabilities, Gen X and Gen Y individuals, and Latinos.
Through employee pledges, special events and corporate contributions, Highmark Health's 2015 United Way campaign raised more than $3.8 million to support the many programs and causes supported by the agency.
Highmark Health Plans
The health plan organization is supported by more than 75,000 in-network physicians, and it processed more than 16.2 million claims on behalf of customers in 2015.
Offering the largest Medicare Advantage plan in Pennsylvania, Highmark proudly serves more than 300,000 members.
In collaboration with the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Health Network, Highmark is sponsoring Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh’s first bike-sharing program, which puts 500 bikes in 50 locations around the city.
Allegheny Health Network partnered with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2015 on 12 “Meet Dr. Right” events that attracted 2,042 people to hospital, community and Highmark Direct store locations and resulted in 580 scheduled appointments.
With participation from more than 13,000 walkers, the 2015 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, held in six locations across Pennsylvania and Delaware, helped 207 local non-profits raise a record-breaking $1.38 million.
In 2015, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia joined Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Pittsburgh headquarters in gaining recognition by The League of American Bicyclists as Bicycle Friendly Businesses.
Allegheny Health Network
Allegheny Health Network is one of the few hospital systems in Pennsylvania that increased inpatient and outpatient volume in 2015. Inpatient discharges rose 5 percent and outpatient registrations improved by nearly 2 percent.
Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight aeromedical program, the first of its kind in the northeastern United States, annually transports more than 2,000 critically ill and injured patients, many of them to the region's #1 rated trauma center at Allegheny General Hospital.
"Diamond Care," AHN's new surgical quality and efficiency protocol, has reduced the average length of stay on total knee and hip replacements from 4.03 days in 2013 to 2.85 in 2015, a 29 percent reduction. Complication rates dropped by 37 percent.
AHN’s Mobile Integrated Health Team has reduced hospital readmissions by more than 50 percent since its inception four years ago. The unique program sends nurses, social workers, paramedics and doctors directly into the homes of patients considered at risk for repeat hospitalizations or readmissions to ensure that an effective care plan is being implemented and followed to keep patients in the best health possible.
HVHC, Visionworks & Davis Vision
HVHC Distribution & Manufacturing fabricated more than 4.8 million pairs of eyeglasses in 2015.
Visionworks continues to grow, now offering customers over 700 retail optical stores in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
Davis Vision’s year-over-year network growth was 11 percent in 2015, with 53,607 points of vision care access available to members. The company processed over 6 million claims in 2015, demonstrating that the members value their benefits.
Since 2009, Visionworks and Davis Vision have donated more than $10 million in free vision screenings, eye exams and eyeglasses to children.
HM Insurance Group
HM Insurance Group companies rank among America's top four stop loss carriers, providing protection from financial risks for self-funded groups.
HM Insurance Group’s workers' compensation companies rank among the top ten workers' compensation carriers in Pennsylvania.
In 2015, HM Insurance Group companies directed donations to more than 73 charitable organizations that benefit community members in need.
United Concordia Dental
United Concordia Dental's Advantage Plus 2.0 network is one of the nation’s largest, with nearly 108,000 unique dentists at more than 351,400 access points.
United Concordia Dental awarded 32 dental students and hygienists scholarships totaling $50,000 in 2015.
Through dental outreach sponsorships, United Concordia Dental provided free dental care in the community valued at over $7.6 million in 2015.
HM Health Solutions
HM Health Solutions grew revenues by 53 percent in 2015.
Members managed by HM Health Solutions grew 12 percent in 2015, to nearly 7.5 million members.
HM Health Solutions processed over 116 million claims in 2015 on behalf of its global health-plan customers.
2015 was a record year for philanthropy across Allegheny Health Network, with 2,300 donors contributing more than $18.2 million to advance research, education and clinical care.
Since its inception 15 years ago, the Highmark Foundation has provided more than $120 million in funding to support initiatives that educate and improve the overall well-being of the communities served by Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Established in 2008 by the Highmark Caring Place, Children’s Grief Awareness Day is observed around the world on the third Thursday in November, when commemorators wear blue and host many activities to raise awareness about childhood grief.