About us

Alberta Blue Cross® at a glance

As the largest provider of health benefits in Alberta, we believe we have the potential and responsibility to impact people’s lives for the better. We believe all communities should thrive and we are committed to serving as a champion for wellness by supporting the health of our customers.

At a glance

1948

An independent, not-for-profit health benefits provider formed in 1948.

1.8M

More than 1.8 million Alberta residents have Alberta Blue Cross® coverage.

Top 40

Ranks among Alberta’s 40 largest Alberta-based corporations in recognition of the significant role it plays in the provincial economy.

5 locations

Alberta Blue Cross® has offices in five Alberta locations. Edmonton (head office), Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Lethbridge.

15K+

Alberta Blue Cross® administers almost 15,700 employer group plans, which service businesses with as few as 2 employees as well as many major employers.

1.4K+

Alberta Blue Cross® employs more than 1,400 Albertans.

$3.5B

In 2022, Alberta Blue Cross® processes more than 77.2 million claim lines with a value exceeding $3.5 billion.

Facts and figures

Member of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans, as well as the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association (U.S.) and the International Federation of Health Plans.

In 1948, 100 per cent of Alberta Blue Cross® business was related to hospitalization benefits. Today, that figure is less than 1 per cent, with the following 12 benefit lines offered:

  • prescription drugs,
  • extended health (such as preferred hospital accommodation, ambulance and home nursing),
  • dental,
  • vision,
  • travel,
  • employee assistance programs,
  • spending accounts,
  • expatriate coverage for international employees,
  • life insurance*,
  • disability insurance*,
  • critical illness*,
  • accident insurance*.

* offered through Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada.

Alberta Blue Cross® administers programs on behalf of the provincial, territorial and federal governments such as

  • Alberta Health (Coverage for Seniors, Non-Group Coverage, Optical Assistance for Seniors);
  • Alberta Human Services;
  • Government of the Northwest Territories; and
  • Veterans Affairs Canada.

Alberta Blue Cross® provides personal health plans for Albertans of all ages who are self-employed or without employer-sponsored health benefits.

We have been recognized as having one of Canada’s healthiest workplaces through the achievement of the Excellence Canada Healthy Workplace Silver Award and the Caring Company Certification. We have also ranked as one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers, one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Alberta’s Top 10 Most Loved Brands, one of Alberta’s Most Respected Organizations, the most trusted insurance brand in Canada and one of Canada’s Top 100 brands.

In the past decade we introduced new plans and options for all our product lines and now offer a health benefit plan for every Albertan.

We play an active role in fostering the health and wellness of Albertans by leading and participating in a variety of community wellness promotion initiatives across Alberta.

2024

Alberta Blue Cross® challenges all Albertans to participate in Winter Walk Day

On Wednesday, February 7, hundreds of thousands of Albertans across the province will embrace the cold and celebrate our Alberta winters with Winter Walk Day 2024. Alberta Blue Cross® challenges all Albertans to participate by bundling up, going outside and getting active. “The health benefits of walking and of getting…
2024

Alberta Blue Cross® announces Built Together grant recipients

Alberta Blue Cross® is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 Built Together grant program. The following 5 projects, selected from a pool of 102 applications, have each been awarded a grant of $50,000 each: Kensington School, Edmonton: inclusive playgroundSt. Stephen School, Calgary: accessible playgroundGood Shepherd School, Peace River:…
2024

Alberta Blue Cross® Indigenous scholarship applications close January 31st

Indigenous young adults across the province have until the end of the month to apply for the 2024 Alberta Blue Cross® Indigenous scholarship program, which closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31st. “We’ve been privileged to support some incredibly deserving individuals in their education journeys through this program,” says…