Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia has consistently served the health care needs of Georgians since the 1930’s. Known for its stability and endurance in an ever-changing and challenging marketplace, the Georgia Blue plan is a trusted health care leader throughout the state. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia together with its branded affiliates provides health care services to more than 3.3 million members. The original entity, the Atlanta Blue Cross Plan, was founded in 1937. Shortly thereafter, in 1939, the Savannah Plan was formed, followed by the Columbus Plan in 1946. Through a merger in 1966 of the Columbus and Savannah plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia/Columbus was realized. The Columbus and Atlanta organizations merged in 1985 to form Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia.