Definitions for "Blue Cross"
An independent, nonprofit membership corporation providing protection on a service basis against the cost of hospital care in a limited geographical area.
An independent membership association operating on a service basis and providing protection against the costs of hospital care. Benefit payments are made directly to the hospital. Benefits vary among various Blue Cross associations. Blue Cross plans are usually established on a group basis. However, individual enrollment is sometimes permitted, and plans of community enrollment are undertaken in some localities. Blue Cross plans are usually (but not always) organized under special state legislation.
a name used by an association of health insurance plans throughout the United States