Ratings and Accreditations

Standard & Poor's National Rating Service

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) has 15 consecutive "A" ratings for our financial strength from noted national rating service Standard & Poor's.

A recent S&P report on Blue Cross states, "BCBSLA's competitive position is strong and … is built upon key strengths such as its large market share, high brand awareness, broad provider networks with good discounts, local market expertise and service, and competitive product offerings."

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URAC Accreditations

BCBSLA and our HMO Louisiana, Inc. subsidiary have a history of holding several accreditations from URAC, a  Washington, D.C. based healthcare accrediting organization well-known for  establishing quality standards for the healthcare industry. Current accreditations are noted below:

  • Health Plan (Full Accreditation) for Louisiana Health Service and Indemnity Company  and  BCBSLA (HMO, LA Inc.)
  • Health Plan for Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Version 7.1 (Provisional Accreditation as a start-up) for Louisiana Health Service and Indemnity Company  and  BCBSLA (HMO, LA Inc.)
  • Excludes: Nasco, FEP, Self-Funded Specialty Plans (EBRPSB, EBR City Parish, Office of Group Benefits, Zen-Noh Grain, CGB Enterprises), South Carolina Platform Plans (Shaw, Associated Grocers, Primoris Services, Roy O Martin Lumber, Iberia Bank, A & E Equipment)