Transforming Healthcare

Good healthcare is more than treating people when they are sick. It empowers people to stay well. That is why we strive to meet people where they are—in their health journeys and in their communities. We deliver the resources and care they need when they need it.

We address health challenges people face through advocacy and innovation. We build partnerships and invest in solutions that improve access to care; support good physical, mental and financial health; reduce overall healthcare costs and advance health equity.

As a not-for-profit healthcare company serving more than 3.6M members, we are uniquely positioned to bring long-awaited change to the healthcare industry and to make a meaningful difference in the communities we serve. And so, we will.


Community Impact

Championing the right to access affordable, quality care and improving health equity for all we serve.

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Complete Care

Supporting people’s complete health and well-being – physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Innovative Solutions

Creating solutions that drive better outcomes through innovative partnerships, data and technology.

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Advocacy & Public Policy

Collaborating with policymakers to remove barriers and create incentives to place care at the forefront.

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Top Stories

Difference Makers

Transforming Health With Care

Led by a mission that advances health equity, we are responsible for ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to be healthy and live fully. This is why we back endeavors and innovations that support health outside traditional clinical settings. Our 2023 Mission Report, Transforming Health With Care, highlights the partnerships, collaborations and innovations brought forth to reshape healthcare.

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CareFirst Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2022

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To deliver on our mission of advancing better health outcomes through affordable, accessible equitable and quality healthcare for the people we serve and our communities, CareFirst prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion internally as reflected in our employee demographics in 2022. Through hiring, supporting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, we are working towards a truly diverse workforce that represents our member populations.

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Breaking Down Barriers To Behavioral Health

Oleg Tarkovsky

As a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) is committed to ensuring that healthcare is easy to afford and accessible to all. Our commitment extends beyond physical health to behavioral health—whole-person care. In an interview with WTOP News, Oleg Tarkovsky, the Director of Behavioral Health Services at CareFirst, explains that people with mental health or mental illness needs may run into roadblocks while seeking care.

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New, Free Resource Helps Members Manage Their Medications

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Through a new partnership with Baltimore-based company Scene Health, CareFirst Community Health Plan of Maryland members now have access to Spotlight, a digital medication support program that helps members with medication adherence. Scene Health is a Healthworx portfolio company and shares CareFirst’s vision of patient-centered care while encouraging individuals to take an active role in their health.

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Healthy Competition Among Healthcare Providers Benefits Consumers

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When there is competition among healthcare providers, consumers benefit from lower costs, better care and more innovation.

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