CareFirst Associates stand together with and for our democracy

Democracy will persevere, but only through shared responsibility and necessary action. As a result of the recent assault on the U.S. Capitol and our nation’s democratic ideals, like the BlueCross and BlueShield Association, the CareFirst Associates' PAC Board has voted to suspend contributions to Members of Congress who voted against certification of the Electoral College results. The CareFirst Associates’ PAC will continue to support candidates across political parties who will work to foster, not tear down, the democratic process. Together, with the principles of democracy as our north star, we are a stronger, healthier nation.

Below is a communication shared with associates and contractors addressing the violence at the U.S. Capitol from Brian D. Pieninck, President and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

About CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

In its 83rd year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit healthcare company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.4 million individuals and employers in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2019, CareFirst invested $43 million to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of healthcare throughout its market areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website at and our transforming healthcare page at, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.