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BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ASSOCIATION

225 N MICHIGAN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60601-7757 | Tax-exempt since Feb. 1958
  • EIN: 13-5656874
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Health, General and Financing (Health — General and Rehabilitative)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(4)
    Defined as: Civic leagues, social welfare organizations and local associations of employees, created to promote community welfare for charitable, educational or recreational purposes.
  • Donations to this organization are not tax deductible.
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Tax Filings by Year

The IRS Form 990 is an annual information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly. Read the IRS instructions for 990 forms.

If this organization has filed an amended return, it may not be reflected in the data below. Duplicated download links may be due to resubmissions or amendments to an organization's original return.

If you would like to download Form 990 document PDFs in bulk, the Internet Archive operates a mirror of the original bulk data.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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990

Total Revenue

$536,130,105

Total Functional Expenses $534,956,329
Net income $1,173,776
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $0
Program services $529,379,397 98.7%
Investment income $2,355,709 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $1,138,060 0.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $3,256,939 0.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $21,947,730 4.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $145,809,576 27.3%
Other
Total Assets $646,430,670
Total Liabilities $539,476,077
Net Assets $106,954,593
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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IRS Filing

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990

Total Revenue

$504,178,349

Total Functional Expenses $509,690,116
Net income -$5,511,767
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $0
Program services $500,166,247 99.2%
Investment income $3,363,453 0.7%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $68,518 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $580,131 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $19,867,441 3.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $136,416,368 26.8%
Other
Total Assets $650,271,510
Total Liabilities $539,461,724
Net Assets $110,809,786
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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IRS Filing

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990

Total Revenue

$457,383,677

Total Functional Expenses $449,635,361
Net income $7,748,316
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $0
Program services $456,031,393 99.7%
Investment income $1,123,501 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$22,889
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $251,672 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $19,561,917 4.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $124,349,218 27.7%
Other
Total Assets $691,620,828
Total Liabilities $588,934,440
Net Assets $102,686,388
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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IRS Filing

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990

Total Revenue

$413,909,483

Total Functional Expenses $425,142,555
Net income -$11,233,072
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $0
Program services $412,878,752 99.8%
Investment income $1,070,660 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$94,752
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $54,823 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $17,188,391 4.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $120,387,608 28.3%
Other
Total Assets $588,221,414
Total Liabilities $453,203,066
Net Assets $135,018,348
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$402,665,404

Total Functional Expenses $401,591,171
Net income $1,074,233
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $0
Program services $401,706,209 99.8%
Investment income $759,833 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $134,973 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $64,389 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $16,046,931 4.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $116,331,358 29.0%
Other
Total Assets $545,808,284
Total Liabilities $441,368,086
Net Assets $104,440,198
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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IRS Filing

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990

Total Revenue

$392,224,854

Total Functional Expenses $405,523,272
Net income -$13,298,418
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $0
Program services $391,099,815 99.7%
Investment income $1,180,499 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $128,232 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue -$183,692
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $13,663,939 3.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $112,562,413 27.8%
Other
Total Assets $477,055,743
Total Liabilities $372,770,195
Net Assets $104,285,548
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

PDF

IRS Filing

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

About This Data

Nonprofit Explorer includes summary data for nonprofit tax returns and PDFs of full Form 990 documents.

The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2017 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2016 fiscal years, but may include older records. This data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s.

In addition to the raw summary data, we link to PDFs of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. This consists of a separate release by the IRS of Form 990 documents processed by the agency through June 2016; these documents may contain filings as recent as the 2015 fiscal year.

Which Organizations Are Here?

Every organization that has been recognized as tax exempt by the IRS has to file Form 990 every year, unless they make less than $200,000 in revenue and have less than $500,000 in assets, in which case they have to file form 990-EZ. Organizations making less than $50,000 don’t have to file either form but do have to let the IRS they’re still in business via a Form 990N "e-Postcard."

Nonprofit Explorer has organizations claiming tax exemption in each of the 27 subsections of the 501(c) section of the tax code, and which have filed a Form 990, Form 990EZ or Form 990PF. Taxable trusts and private foundations that are required to file a form 990PF are also included. Small organizations filing a Form 990N "e-Postcard" are not included in this data.

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For those interested in acquiring the original data from the source, here’s where our data comes from:

  • Raw filing data. Includes EINs and summary financials as structured data.
  • Exempt Organization profiles. Includes organization names, addresses, etc. You can merge this with the raw filing data using EIN numbers.
  • Form 990 documents requested and processed by Public.Resource.Org and ProPublica. We post bulk downloads of these documents at the Internet Archive.
  • Form 990 documents as XML files. Includes complete filing data (financial details, names of officers, tax schedules, etc.) in machine-readable format. Only available for electronically filed documents.
  • Audits. PDFs of single or program-specific audits for nonprofit organizations that spent $750,000 or more in Federal grant money in a single fiscal year. Available for 2016 and later.