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August 09, 2013

Press Release                                                         


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia to Offer Health Benefits to Georgia’s State Health Benefit Plan Members


BCBSGa will help state employees achieve a positive state of health

ATLANTA - Aug. 9, 2013 – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) has been selected to provide benefits to Georgia’s 650,000 state employees and retirees through the Department of Community Health’s State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).  BCBSGa will be providing Third Party Administrative (TPA) services and Medical Management, to members beginning Jan. 1, 2014. SHBP provides coverage for state employees, teachers, school system employees and retirees.


“This is an exciting opportunity for us to once again partner with SHBP to improve the health and well-being of their members,” said Morgan Kendrick, President of BCBSGa. “SHBP has made significant strides in transforming the health of their members, and we are eager to build upon their success. Our 3,000 Georgia associates stand ready to ensure a seamless transition for SHBP members and their families.”


About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
BCBSGa celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012, and as the state’s largest and longest-standing insurer, serves more than 2.4 million members, offering a variety of healthcare plans, including medical, dental, life and specialty programs. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association®. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is available at

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