CSR 2022    /    Access to Care    /    Community Impact    /    Operating Responsibly    /    Leadership View

BCBSIL President Stephen Harris

— Stephen Harris, President

"While we saw great improvement in the pandemic this year, we were confronted by new subvariants, rising inflation, and high labor demand. In fact, 2022 turned out to be another challenging year for our members, providers, and colleagues. While we work to overcome these challenges, I’m encouraged by what we accomplished this year, and excited about the year ahead."
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A Care Van is parked in front of a Blue Door Neighborhood Center.

Access to Care

Supporting access to quality, cost-effective care is at the heart of everything we do. In 2022, we continued to expand coverage options, close gaps in preventive care, and invest in organizations that advance equitable access to critical services.

  • Bringing resources and services directly to communities with Blue Door Neighborhood CenterSM locations and the Care Van program®.
  • Collaborating with providers to focus on early cancer detection, immunizations, diabetes management, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, and maternal and infant health.
  • Helping community organizations improve health outcomes and address health disparities with targeted local grants.

A young man demonstrates exercises at a new outdoor fitness court.

Community Impact

Through our community investments, business choices and support for employee volunteers, we strive to create pathways to health.

  • Improving food security and nutrition with food box giveaways and grants to Illinois food banks and other nonprofit partners. 
  • Bringing outdoor fitness courts to communities. 
  • Investing in economic opportunity and security. 
  • Supporting employee volunteers with recognition and matching dollars under Blue CorpsSM

A row of wind turbines generate electrical power.

Operating Responsibly

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

  • Championing diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Leading with ethics.
  • Embracing sustainable practices.
  • Promoting employee wellness.

Two Latino volunteers pose for a photo at the South Lawndale Blue Door Neighborhood Center.

CSR 2022    /    Access to Care    /    Community Impact    /    Operating Responsibly    /    Leadership View

Last Updated: March 10, 2023