Stephen Harris, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

— Stephen Harris, President

"As the leading health insurer in the state, we’re committed to living our purpose, supporting communities throughout Illinois, and ensuring the health and well-being of our members."
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Access to Care

In 2023, we renewed our efforts to advance resources and programs that address the social and economic factors that influence our ability to achieve our best health. Amplifying the work of our community outreach and clinical teams, we invested $3.8 million in five strategic focus areas through the Blue ImpactSM major grant program: 

  • Economic Opportunity and Stability
  • Food Access and Nutrition
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment
  • Locally Defined Health Solutions
  • Optimal Health Outcomes



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Our People

Our 13,000 employees all over Illinois bring our purpose to life. 

It’s in the compassion they bring to helping members get the care and resources they need for health and wellness.

It’s in the way they collaborate with one another and bring diverse experiences and perspectives to their work.

And it’s in the tremendous dedication they show volunteering with hundreds of organizations that are making an impact in our communities. 


A diverse group of employees collaborating in office space

Operating Responsibly

Operating with integrity and respect is at the heart of how we do business with our members, customers and suppliers and as a corporate citizen in our communities.

Our core values are embedded in our codes of conduct for employees and the companies we do business with. 

Our values also inspire us to continuously find ways to reduce our environmental impact and contribute to a healthier environment for our members and communities. 


BCBSIL employee holds up canned good at employee volunteer event

Last Updated: April 21, 2024