Health Insurance

About Anthem

For nearly 70 years, Blue Shield of California has distinguished itself with innovations that have changed the face of health care and made it a prominent force in the California healthcare market.

Blue Shield Firsts

Blue Shield has laid claim to several notable ‘firsts’ in the industry: 1943: first health plan in the nation with coverage for pre-existing conditions under group programs; 1950: first catastrophic coverage in the nation; 1984: first health plan in California to offer online benefits and enrollment information; 2000: California’s first cross border HMO, Access Baja.