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Why Alberta Blue Cross?

As an organization, we strive to achieve excellence in all areas of business. Through our award-winning customer service, high-tech approach to benefits, trusted brand, supportive partnerships and strong ties to the community, we have one thing in mind—you. Our expertise and commitment ensure our products and services fulfill the needs of all Albertans.

History of Alberta Blue Cross

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History of Alberta Blue Cross

More than 60 years ago a small blue cross became the symbol of a bold new movement to help Albertans struggling with the daunting challenge of paying for medical care.
Alberta Blue Cross began as a company dedicated to helping people pay their hospital bills in an era when universal health care didn't exist. Today, we provide more than 1.7 million Albertans with quality health and dental benefits.

How it started

Beginning with the simple objective to cover basic hospital care, Alberta Blue Cross has continuously adapted to the changing needs of Albertans. Today we deliver a broad range of supplementary health benefit programs and services.
Alberta hospitals were behind the formation of the Alberta Blue Cross Plan in 1948. Under an Act of the Alberta Legislature, the Associated Hospitals of Alberta (AHA) was incorporated and permitted to establish a voluntary, pre-paid, not-for-profit Blue Cross plan.
The Plan essentially served as an extension of Alberta's hospital sector, offering a province-wide hospital care plan for working Albertans.It gave patients affordable coverage for needed hospital services. At the same time, Alberta hospitals gained greater financial security because the Plan paid patient bills.





Dental Guide Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Blue Cross customers to see lower rates in conjunction with dental fee guide changes

Alberta Blue Cross is reducing rates on group benefit plans for thousands of Alberta employers across the province in conjunction with recent dental fee guide changes.

Health and Wellness

Fostering health and wellness across Alberta

Through the Healthy Communities Grant Program, Alberta Blue Cross will award $50,000 grants to support community amenities around Alberta.

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Avoid paying out-of-pocket for your eligible claims

Use our lookup tool to find a health provider who direct bills.

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Manage your benefits on the go

Use the desktop and mobile-friendly sites, or download the Alberta Blue Cross My Benefits mobile app.

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Healthy Communities Grant Program

Click here to learn more about the Healthy Communities Grant Program.

Introducing the new Alberta Blue Cross ID card

Click here to learn more about the new Alberta Blue Cross ID card.

Alberta Blue Cross customers to see lower rates in conjunction with dental fee guide changes

Alberta Blue Cross is reducing rates on group benefit plans for thousands of Alberta employers across the province in conjunction with recent dental fee guide changes.

Fostering health and wellness across Alberta

Through the Healthy Communities Grant Program, Alberta Blue Cross will award $50,000 grants to support community amenities around Alberta.

Avoid paying out-of-pocket for your eligible claims

Use our lookup tool to find a health provider who direct bills.

Save on medical, vision care and other products and services

Blue Advantage is a program that allows Alberta Blue Cross plan members to save on medical, vision care and many other products and services offered by participating providers across Canada.

Manage your benefits on the go

Use the desktop and mobile-friendly sites, or download the Alberta Blue Cross My Benefits mobile app.