Dedicated to improving the health and wellness of members
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota was started for people to get health care they couldn't afford during the Great Depression. Those challenges are like those we face today, and as a local company, owned by those enrolled in our health plan, we want to continue connecting you to the best care and wellness tools – at the best price. Our purpose and values drive every decision we make.
Changing Structure for that Future
To ensure we'll remain true to our mission to improve the health and wellness of our members and communities, we are preparing to make a significant change to our corporate structure.
This change will not affect your insurance coverage, benefits or your premiums in any way. Rather, it will increase our flexibility to respond to market demands while retaining our status as a North Dakota based nonprofit, member-governed organization. Today, below the BCBSND logo you will find a line that reads "Noridian Mutual Insurance Company." Noridian is our corporate entity and employer that does business as BCBSND. A recent legislative change allows companies like ours to restructure and outlines the legal process.
Our Restructuring Process
The reorganization must be approved by both the North Dakota Department of Insurance (NDID) and BCBSND voting members (all fully-insured group and individual policyholders as well as the designated representative of self-funded groups with BCBSND stop loss coverage). Following a public hearing in April, the NDID issued an approval order for the reorganization to move forward. The membership vote can be either by ballot, proxy or in person at the annual meeting scheduled for December 7, 2018. Eligible voting members will receive information about the meeting and the vote approximately 2 months prior to the meeting.
If approved, a new parent company will be formed, and the new name and organizational structure will be effective January of 2019. HealthyDakota Mutual Holdings (HDMH) will be a non-profit mutual holding company that will allow BCBSND to be nimble in keeping pace with rapid changes in health care and health care coverage while retaining our status as a North Dakota based nonprofit, member-governed organization.
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Meet our Leaders
A team with the skills and vision to lead us into a new era of health care.