BCBS of Louisiana

Louisianians deserve to live long, healthy and prosperous lives, to be safe, to feel hopeful about the days ahead and empowered in building a sustainable life for their families and generations to come.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to improving the health and lives of Louisianians. And to making Blue even better for you.

That’s why we’ve chosen to enter into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Elevance Health, a Fortune 20 healthcare organization. We believe that by joining Elevance Health, we can better fulfill our mission of improving the health and lives of Louisianians.

Upon closing of the transaction, Elevance Health will help us build A Better Blue for You by providing leading innovations, products, capabilities and services at a faster pace than we could alone. 

You will still have the same access to your doctors and favorite healthcare providers. You will still have local customer service and local Blue Cross Blue Shield offices across the state. We aren’t going anywhere. We are committed to Louisiana and to Louisiana’s future.

And Louisianians will benefit in other ways too. Some proceeds of this sale will create the Accelerate Louisiana Initiative, a multi-billion-dollar nonprofit foundation focused on projects to improve the health and lives of Louisianians.

This will be our legacy to Louisiana and our way to secure a Better Blue for You.

What Louisianians Can Expect

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will remain a local Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, with the same network of healthcare providers and the same offices, local leadership and employee base.
  • The sale will create a new, multi-billion foundation focused only on improving the health and lives of the people of Louisiana.
  • We will not change the doctors and hospitals in our Blue Cross networks.
  • Blue Cross members will be able to access a portfolio of solutions and capabilities for a variety of member needs. These include those for specific conditions our Louisiana residents suffer from every day, like diabetes, cancer and heart conditions. Members will also have access to high-quality home health, chronic care management programs, post-acute care, palliative care and more.

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