One of America's leading health insurance organizations and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Highmark Inc. (the Health Plan) and its affiliated health plans (collectively, the Health Plans) work passionately to deliver high-quality, accessible, understandable, and affordable experiences, outcomes, and solutions to customers. Highmark Inc. and its Blue-branded affiliates proudly cover the insurance needs of nearly 5 million members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia.
As an industry, health care poses new challenges every day that require deep insights, constant innovation, and new solutions. The Health Plan business has boldly forged ahead with doing things differently, piloting new approaches, and breaking from the pack.
The Health Plans also upheld their historic commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve to give back, reinvest, and ensure those communities remain as strong and healthy as possible. In 2017, the organization’s corporate giving benefited hundreds of organizations across the health plans' service areas, donating more than $15 million in the areas of western, central, and northeastern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware. In addition, Highmark's signature program Walk for a Healthy Community along with Adopt-a-Schools programs initiated by employees in Pittsburgh and Erie and National Make a Difference Day of volunteering, provided significant benefits to individuals and the communities the health plans proudly serve.
An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Highmark Inc., together with its Blue-branded affiliates, collectively comprise the third-largest overall Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated organization in the country based on capital.
The Health Plan is supported by more than 80,000 in-network physicians, and it processed more than 186 million claims on behalf of customers in 2017.
All of Highmark's Medicare Advantage plans received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services STARS quality rating of 4+ out of 5.0 STARS.