If you are a member of Blue Shield of California, or if you think you’d like to be, check out this website. It provides a wealth of information related to health and insurance with Blue Shield of California. If you’re a member, you can register on the web site and have access to timely and helpful updates about your insurance plan benefits, review your account information, find a healthcare provider near you, compare rates and benefits of Blue Shield plans, get pharmacy information, and find programs to help you manage your health. For you job seekers, you’ll also find a link for ‘careers’ in case you’d like a job with Blue Shield of California. If you’re a healthcare provider, Blue Shield of California now offers you access to their web site. First you’ll need to register. They will provide you with a user name and password. Once everything is set up, you can log in and access vital information pertaining to patient claims. You’ll find out about payments Blue Shield has made or denials they have given and the reasons for those denials. Blue Shield of California offers individual and family health insurance plans at competitive rates. Also, if you’re eligible for Medicare, Blue Shield of California offers both Medicare HMO plans and Medicare Supplement Plans for those people who feel that Medicare alone is not enough health care coverage for them. Medicare Supplement Plans are also known as Medigap plans, as they help fill the gap between what Medicare covers and the patient’s coverage needs. Medicare HMOs are also called Medicare Advantage HMOs and can reduce the patient’s out-of-pocket costs, including a prescription drug benefit. Blue Shield of California, a not-for-profit health plan, has served their members for over 65 years and is an established company. Check it their web site and see if Blue Shield of California is for you.