Blue Shield of California



Blue Shield of California is a not-for-profit company offering medical, dental and vision coverage, with a mission of providing access to affordable, high-quality health care. Blue Shield of California offers easy-to-understand plans that have consistent and comprehensive benefits to make it simple for you to find and apply for a plan that fits your needs. Whether you’re looking for low monthly rates, doctor visits before reaching your deductible or a plan with both, Blue Shield and East Coast Health Insurance offer a California health insurance plans for you. Blue Shield of California also helps you maintain your health because every plan includes access to preventive care services at no additional charge, as well as a wide range of health and wellness resources.

Blue Shield of California is a not-for-profit health plan dedicated to providing Californians with access to high quality care at an affordable price. Founded by a group of physicians in 1939, the company is stable and strong, serving 3.3 million members today. They have contributed $30 million annually to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to fund nonprofit organizations that improve access to quality health care, particularly under-served populations, in California.

Blue Shield of California Individual Health Plan Options

Shield Secure Plus (PPO)

For those who want the option to visit the doctor more than three times a year before the deductible, plus lower costs when accessing services.

  • Preventive care services
  • Physician office visits for a low copayment before meeting the deductible
  • Preventive care services without a copayment
  • Three plan deductible options to choose from
  • Chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Generic and brand-name prescription drug coverage

Shield Secure (PPO)

The same benefits of Shield Secure Plus plans at a more affordable price, in exchange for paying a little more when you need to access coverage.

  • Preventive care services
  • Lower monthly rates than the Shield Secure Plus plans
  • Physician office visits for a low copayment before meeting the annual deductible
  • Preventive care services without a copayment
  • Generic and brand-name prescription drug coverage
  • Chiropractic and acupuncture coverage

Shield Wise (PPO)

Need two to three doctor visits a year before the deductible and a choice of coinsurance and copay options? Take a look at our Shield Wise plans.

  • Preventive care services
  • Two physician office visits annually at a fixed copayment before meeting the annual deductible
  • Preventive care services without a copayment
  • Three plan coinsurance and deductible options that fit your needs
  • Chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Generic and brand-name prescription coverage

Shield Saver (PPO, HSA Compatible)*

These HSA-compatible* plans offer you low out-of-pocket costs for major medical events and some of our lowest monthly rates.

  • Preventive care services
  • Low monthly rates
  • Preventive care services without a copayment before meeting the deductible
  • Compatible with a Health Savings Account*
  • Chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Generic and brand-name prescription coverage

Additional Plan Options

We also offer additional PPO and HMO plans, plans for children under 19, individual conversion plans, and guaranteed-issue coverage.

HMO Plans

Our HMO plans offer a predictable, cost-efficient way to manage your health care, especially if you or your dependents visit the doctor often.

Shield Spectrum PPO Plans

These PPO plans offer coverage for doctor visits, preventive care, prescription drugs and hospital care.

HIPAA Guaranteed-Issue Coverage

If your group health plan coverage is ending, you may be eligible for one of our guaranteed-issue plans.

Individual Conversion Plans

If your Blue Shield group health plan coverage is ending, you may be eligible for one of our Individual Conversion Plans.

Health Plans for Children Under the Age of 19

Learn about plans available for children under 19 and eligibility requirements, and download an application.

Healthy Families Program

Learn about comprehensive, low-cost health, dental and vision coverage for Californians under age 19 whose families meet certain guidelines.