Blue Shield Of California Moves To Oakland For 601 12th Street, City Center Office

601 City Center Oakland Is New Blue Shield Home
(Last Updated On: November 5, 2019)

– After 80 years of doing business from its headquarters in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California has moved to the East Bay. The taxpaying, nonprofit health plan is putting down roots in the city of , leasing eight floors of a newly constructed building at 601 12th Street, City Center.

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To mark the occasion, Blue Shield and hundreds of its employees hosted a ribbon- cutting ceremony today at its new headquarters. Mayor Libby Schaaf, District Three Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney, and many other civic leaders joined the festivities.

As part of Blue Shield’s commitment to , Markovich announced a $1-million contribution to “ Promise,” an initiative launched by Mayor Schaaf and the Unified School District in 2016 with a goal of dramatically increasing the number of public students who graduate college by 2025. In addition to the financial support, Blue Shield of California employees will also support Promise through a mentorship program.

Mayor Libby Schaaf said, “Welcome to ! It feels like you have already been here for many, many months after all the events you have already held. I cannot tell you how proud we are to have you as neighbors, as friends, and as a thoughtful employer in our community. On behalf of the hundreds of families who will benefit from your support to Promise, a heart-felt ‘thank you.’ It means so much.”

“Blue Shield’s partnership to ensure access to health care for our communities is needed here in ,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee, in a statement. “Blue Shield will not only be a hub for care, but an economic engine in as well. I look forward to working with them in the work to ensure quality, affordable health care for all residents of the East Bay.”

#80For

Today’s celebration also was the culmination of Blue Shield’s #80For campaign. In honor of Blue Shield’s 80th anniversary and to celebrate the headquarters relocation to , the company created the #80For campaign to encourage its employees to get to know their new home city through a mix of volunteer projects and community-exploration activities.

Blue Shield is happy to report that employees far exceeded the goal of 80 projects, completing 120 engagements in all corners of the city, including the Make Time for Health with the American Heart Association and Unified School District, collaborating with the Roots Community Clinic on a new blood pressure treatment kiosk, sponsoring and participating in the Pride Parade, and a redeveloping a playground with KaBOOM at Yu Ming Charter School. In total, more than 650 employees volunteered over 3,700 hours at local nonprofits to support the community during 2019.

About 1,200 Blue Shield employees will be working in the new office and are expected to inject millions of dollars into the local economy, as they shop at neighborhood stores, restaurants and businesses. Blue Shield has already begun reaching out to ’s small businesses about how to become suppliers.

In addition, Blue Shield of California expects to hire nearly 100 employees in in 2020. Learn more and apply at http://www.blueshieldca.com/careers. And the office address is Blue Shield of California blueshieldca.com 601 12th Street City Center, , CA 94607

About Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California strives to create a health care system worthy of our family and friends that is sustainably affordable. We are a not-for-profit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in , Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.

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