Why Highmark?


When you choose Highmark health coverage, you get a lot of important "extras."

You get care providers, health and wellness programs, and online tools and resources that can help you...

  • understand your health status...
  • make more informed care decisions...
  • better manage your health...
  • use your coverage wisely...
  • enhance your lifestyle...
  • spend wisely...
  • save money...
  • and enjoy real health improvement!

That makes Highmark health coverage a very good value.


Extensive Networks & Coverage

As a Highmark member, you benefit from more choice of physicians and hospitals for more convenient, responsive care. The doctor you want is the doctor you get with your Highmark coverage.

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Reliable, Stable Coverage

Nearly 75 years’ experience, consistently strong financial ratings and responsive customer service mean you can depend on Highmark coverage now and in the future.

Blue Plan Advantages

No matter where you travel, across the country and around the world, being “Blue” means being cared for and covered.


Health & Wellness

Now you have the power to live healthier with life-changing health and wellness tools.

Highmark Blue Shield has partnered with WebMD® to offer you access to today’s leading-edge, online health and wellness tools. Here’s everything you need to launch your journey toward better health and wellness. Easy to use. Free. And powered by WebMD, one of the nation’s most trusted sources of online health news and information.

Expand the Horizons of Your Health with:

  • The Wellness Profile: The 15-Minute Countdown to Better Health.
    The first step toward taking control of your health is the Wellness Profile. This comprehensive and eye-opening health assessment will give you a greater understanding of your current health risks and ones you may face in the future. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, but the changes it inspires can last a lifetime.
  • The Personal Health Record: Vital Information Is Always at Hand.
    No health care picture is complete without the Personal Health Record. It stores, tracks and manages all your vital health information in one convenient location. It’s up to you who sees it, so your data is safe and secure. And it’s the perfect place to record all your medications, immunizations, medical exams and treatment history.
  • My Health Assistant: A One-On-One Health Coach. In Digital Form.
    There’s no better motivator than My Health Assistant, which simulates a real-life health coach. This sophisticated tool will help you face your health challenges head on. Set your goals, then pick a program to help you achieve them. My Health Assistant will be there every step of the way, with just the right blend of guidance and support.
  • Health News & Information: Know-How for Healthier Living.
    Why wait for a doctor’s visit to learn what’s new in the world of health? Now, there’s a wealth of empowering health news and information right at your fingertips. Through your member website, you’ll find an extensive library of articles, recipes, videos and more. All powered by WebMD. Created to help improve your health and well-being. And available 24/7.

Tools & Resources

myCare Navigatorsm

As a Highmark member, you will have access to a dedicated Health Advocate that will answer questions and help with a variety of care issues.  This helpful service is available to you and your spouse, parents, parents-in-law and dependent children free of charge and free of hassle.  Some of the top reasons to call include:

  • Finding the right doctor
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Sharing medical records
  • Getting help with second opinions
  • Understanding prescription drug coverage
  • Getting maximum value for health coverage

Care Cost Tools

As a Highmark member, you can access online tools to help you understand and manage your health care costs. You can look up typical medical expenses for a wide range of care procedures, compare costs at your health plan’s network hospitals, and learn how much your medications cost.

Wellness Discounts

The mind/body connection is important to the healing process.  Your health care coverage includes access to a wide range of discounts on health and wellness-related products and services from national, well-known brands.  Take a more active role in your health by using these discounts and save up to 30%.

  • Starting an exercise program?  Get discounts on fitness centers, personal trainers and running shoes
  • Thinking about improving your diet?  Save on nutrition counseling, diet programs and vitamin supplements
  • Need to relax?  Try yoga, TaiChi or massage at discount rates
  • Interested in complementary or alternative medicine?  Experience the benefits of acupuncture, mind/body therapies or holistic medicine
  • Have vision or hearing issues?  Buy hearing aids at discounted prices or explore eye surgery options

Blues On Callsm Health Coach

As a Highmark member, you have toll-free, 24/7 access to care decision support and confidential health counsel through specially-trained Health Coaches. You can even opt to have your own personal Health Coach dedicated to addressing your specific health and wellness issues.


Maternity Education & Support

Maternity Education Center

Understand every stage and all aspects of your pregnancy. Various educational resources, programs and information are provided to help throughout your pregnancy. Learn what to expect, how to stay healthy and how to prepare for the special event. 

Baby BluePrints®

Expectant mothers who live a healthy lifestyle are more likely to have a healthy baby. Access tools and information including pregnancy guides that can help you take good care of yourself and your baby. Get direct access to a nurse health coach who can answer your questions in confidence.