Mission: The mission of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is to provide affordable and accessible health insurance to customers across the region, while assisting and supporting public and private health care initiatives for individuals without health insurance.
CareFirst CEO, Brian D. Pieninck, discusses potential plans for the company over the next few years. Opportunities include re-entering the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage markets along with pursuing permanent funding for the reinsurance program passed by the General Assembly in 2018.
Our annual United Way campaign is in full swing and we’re thankful for our associates who have pledged to give back to our local communities!
Over 3.2 million people trust us with their health insurance. We take this responsibility seriously.
For generations, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has provided security and stability to the members and communities we serve. We believe all people should have access to quality, affordable health care and that by working together with our partners, providers and the local community, we will make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people we serve.
Today we are faced with an ever-changing landscape, but rather than avoiding change we are committed to leading it forward.
We are the largest healthcare insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, employing 5,000+ associates. We are innovation leaders striving to drive the future of healthcare through our advanced solutions.
Reasons our associates love working for CareFirst:
Helping Our Communities Grow
At the core of CareFirst’s mission is the responsibility to assist and support programs that provide critical healthcare services to under- and uninsured populations. We promote a culture of volunteerism and encourage all associates to become involved in the community.
Our people. Our strength.
CareFirst is committed to diversity and inclusion.
We’re proud to have earned a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index and recognition from The Chesapeake Human Resources Association’s with the 2017 James W. Rouse Diversity Award.
Our Technical & Operational Support (TOS) team works at the forefront of health care technology.
Join the revolution in health care IT at CareFirst. As a member of our Technical Operations Support (TOS) team, you will work on “the big picture” as the future of health care information technology moves forward. We’re looking for top tech candidates who want to be change-makers, working together to build a new approach to health care. Our highly-motivated TOS team, including information security, mobile/web and data informatics, takes on new challenges and drives innovative solutions.
"My last company was much smaller. We didn’t have the budget or resources to accomplish the types of projects that I wanted to be a part of. We outsourced a lot. At CareFirst, someone identifies a need for a project and they can get the budget and work on it from the ground up – concept to completion.”Bryan McDonough, Manager,Digital User Experience
I have been working at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield full-time (More than 10 years)
I've worked at CareFirst for 11 years and it has been a place that I eventually would call home. It has allowed me to learn so much and progress in my career in a positive nature. The management staff that I work under has provided opportunities for me to grow and opened up doors for my success. I can't say enough about the benefits as well. I've enjoyed my time with the company and look forward to what the future brings.
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Advice to Management
Continue to look at the organization and always look to make positive changes in the future. Listen to the associate feedback in the annual review survey - its the feedback from the associates that makes the company that much better.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (Owings Mills, MD).
I applied online for the position and got a phone call the same day from a recruiter. It was a pretty basic phone screen with a couple of behavioral questions thrown in. An onsite interview was scheduled for a week later. This was with the hiring manager and two programmers. The questions in this portion of the interview were more technical, but you are not expected to write any code. They also ask a lot of questions about your resume. Know and truly understand your object-oriented programming and MVC concepts and you should be fine. A database question was also thrown in there. Got an offer about a week later and took it.
Veteran Hiring Commitment
Committed to helping America's military veterans find work
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
Pledge to Thrive
Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being