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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (Carefirst BCBS)

CareFirst Insurance Agency
General Administrative Offices
Union Center Plaza
840 First St., NE
Washington, D.C. 20065

As of 2011, nearly 3.4 million residents of the Eastern seaboard states of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia call CareFirst their health insurance provider. This is for a good reason; Carefirst BCBS continues to bring its members the best possible health coverage plans. Furthermore, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield has received national Brand Excellence awards for eleven consecutive years. They also boast a "very good" credit rating from one of the four largest carrier ratings companies.

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CareFirst BCBS Health Plans for Individuals and Families

  • BlueChoice, Open Access HMO: Members choose a doctor from the network. The plan covers preventive care, routine exams, well-child immunizations, discount dental program, hospitalization, and a three-tier prescription plan are included.
  • BluePreferred, Select Preferred PPO: This plan covers routine exams, catastrophic coverage and immunizations. The BlueCard pays for coverage out-of-state.
  • Personal Comp: Members pay for some of the care they receive. Covered are preventive exams, surgery/hospitalization, and adult/child wellness.
  • BlueChoice Open Access HSA plan: Combined with a Health Savings Account, this plan offers traditional medical coverage, including well-visits and preventive treatments.
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Other Plans from the CareFirst BCBS

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield also offers consumers access to BlueVision, a low-cost vision plan. For more information on state-specific plans, or to request a personalized quote, visit the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield web-site.

CareFirst BCBS Company Ratings

AM Best: NR-5 (as of March 2011)

Ratings are independent opinions based on a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of a company's financial strength, operating performance and business profile.

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