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With our corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge, we employ more than 1,700 Louisianians and maintain district offices in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans and Shreveport.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Historic Moments 

  • February 1934 - Representatives of six area hospitals got together and formed the Hospital Service Association of New Orleans, a nonprofit, mutual insurer that offered a form of pre-paid hospital care.
  • November 1934 - Mutual Hospital Service of Shreveport was formed.
  • 1938 - The Hospital Service Association of Alexandria was formed. A group of physicians and business leaders organized the Hospital Service Association of Baton Rouge.
  • 1948 - Baton Rouge, Alexandria and Shreveport Hospital Service plans consolidated to form the Louisiana Hospital Service. At that time, it was approved by the American Hospital Association as a Blue Cross Plan and began doing business as Blue Cross of Baton Rouge.
  • 1958 - Hospital Service Association of New Orleans became licensed as Blue Cross of Greater New Orleans.
    1975 - Blue Cross of Baton Rouge and Blue Cross of Greater New Orleans consolidated to form a statewide organization, Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Company, doing business as Blue Cross of Louisiana.
  • January 1, 1985 - Company began doing business as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to reflect the fact that both hospital and physician coverage were provided by one plan.
  • 1987 - Current Bluebonnet Campus headquarters building completed.
  • 1994 - Southern National Life Insurance Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, was created.
  • 1996 - Company reactivated its subsidiary HMO Louisiana, Inc., offering managed care products.
  • 1998 - Company headquarters expanded with new state-of-the-art customer service center.
  • 2004 - Membership hit the 1 million mark.
  • 2005 - Company's charitable foundation changes its name to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and adds hurricane relief to its existing mission to combat childhood obesity.
  • 2008 - Operations Center building completed.
  • 2009 - BCBSLA celebrates 75 years of service to Louisiana.

 

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