What Is CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield?

What Is CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield?

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is a nonprofit health services company serving members in Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia, according to the CareFirst website. CareFirst offers medical plans, dental plans, vision plans, flexible spending accounts and prescription drug coverage.

CareFirst's medical insurance plans include health maintenance organization (HMO) plans, point of service (POS) plans, preferred provider organization (PPO) plans and catastrophic plans, according to the CareFirst website.

As of 2015, CareFirst serves more than 3.4 million members, making it the largest health care insurance company in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, notes the company's website. In 2013 and 2014, Ethisphere Institute named CareFirst as one of its World's Most Ethical Companies.