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Wed May 14, 2014

BlueCross BlueShield moving 40 jobs to Buffalo

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced Wednesday that 40 new jobs are coming to Buffalo. The company is moving the jobs from other company operations in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania to its Buffalo headquarters.

The positions are in the customer service & administrative fields. BlueCross BlueShield President and CEO Dave Anderson says the positions are expected contribute to the company’s $3 billion economic impact to the region.

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announces 40 new jobs are coming to its Buffalo headquarters.
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announces 40 new jobs are coming to its Buffalo headquarters.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

“It’s no secret to anyone that healthcare’s changing. It’s changing nationally, it’s changing regionally. BlueCross BlueShield has been a leader in this process and we want to enhance our already outstanding service and make sure that our individual members receive all the information that they need at the right time in order to make necessary healthcare decisions for their families and these jobs will help us do that,” said Anderson.

Anderson says the jobs are well paying with high benefits. He says employees in Pennsylvania will have the right of first refusal to the positions, but it’s likely that many workers will not relocate leaving the positions open to western New York residents.

People interested in new positions can apply online at www.bcbswny.com. BlueCross BlueShield is the region’s largest healthcare insurer, with 1,800 employees in five locations, serving 800,000 members in western New York.