Who we are
As Alberta's largest benefits carrier, Alberta Blue Cross provides health and dental benefits to meet the needs of over 1.6 million Albertans. We offer benefit plans for individuals and families, seniors, and large and small employers.
To provide health and wellness plans, programs and services on a viable, not-for-profit basis for the financial protection and well-being of our communities.
We cover just about every type of health benefit, including prescription drugs, dental, vision care, preferred hospital accommodation, emergency medical travel, ambulance, home nursing and chiropractor, as well as life insurance and short and long term disability coverage for group plan members.
Alberta-based and Alberta-grown, we are an independent, not-for-profit organization. Because we're not-for-profit, we have no built-in profit margins. Any financial surplus we generate is reinvested for the current and future benefit of our customers, meaning we can deliver outstanding value on our complete line of superior products and services.
Strong link with your community
With our head office in Edmonton, Alberta, and five branch offices across the province, we specialize in serving the Alberta market. We're just a phone call away, or you can visit us in person at our Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Grande Prairie locations.
National and international connections
We are also connected nationally and internationally to other not-for-profit plans. Our strong Canada-wide connections put us in the right position to serve national organizations.
We're licensed by the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans which means we meet their standards and submit to annual reviews. We also have a working relationship with the American Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and their member companies. In 2016, Leger ranked Blue Cross as Canada’s #1 health benefits provider in the insurance sector and it is also one of the top 100 brands in Canada. These rankings are based on corporate citizenship, quality, honesty and transparency.
World-wide, we belong to the International Federation of Health Plans, which promotes non-profit health plans and has members in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.