Blue Shield of California Joins Forces with HealthCompare

Blue Shield of California, a not-for-profit health plan with 3.4 million members, is working with HealthCompare, (, a one-stop online guide to help individuals and families easily research, compare, buy and enroll in the right health insurance plan at the right price.

“We are always looking for ways to make health care easier for consumers,” said Brent Hitchings, vice president of sales and account management at Blue Shield of California. “We look forward to working with HealthCompare to help consumers choose the right health plan for their needs.”

Using proprietary technology, HealthCompare presents easy to understand information on health plans – including PPO and indemnity health plans – providing the tools to transform choice into real decisions. Users simply enter their information and receive instant quotes online based on Blue Shield’s local offerings.

“With more than 9.5 percent of our nation’s population currently unemployed, it is crucial that our industry works to help the millions of people who are currently without proper health coverage,” said Kathy Feeny, Senior Vice President of HealthCompare. “Our goal is to reach those that may not be able to afford COBRA and make them aware of the available cost-effective alternatives.”

With over two decades of experience and 600,000 policies managed by its corporate parent, The Word & Brown Companies, all HealthCompare customers can rely on HealthCompare client support representatives to always be at their side, providing them with a renowned and unbiased “Service of Unequalled Excellence.”

About Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health plan with 3.4 million members, 4,800 employees, and one of the largest provider networks; it offers a wide range of commercial and government products throughout the state. Blue Shield of California has contributed more than $120 million over the past four years to the Blue Shield of California Foundation — which this year was named one of BusinessWeek’s 20 most generous corporate foundations. Contact your local agent or broker for more information about Blue Shield products and services, or visit the Blue Shield of California web site at

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