Cunningham Vision Care is proud to accept Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a family of 39 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. Blue Cross was founded in Texas in the year 1929 as a unique nonprofit health insurance plan for teacher and from then on spread across the United States. It is estimated that BCBS has about 99 million people in their health plans or one out of three Americans! For more than 70 years the Blue Cross companies have provided millions of families with quality and affordable health plans. Together, the 39 entities represent the oldest and largest family of health benefit companies. Today Blue Cross and Blue shield serves in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and their brands are registered in more than 170 countries! About 90 percent of hospitals and 80 percent of physicians nationwide have contracts with BCBS and the number keeps growing. They offer dental and health coverage everywhere you go and some of the most famous types of coverage that they have are Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and the HMO, PPO and POS networks. (Remember, BCBS is different from state to state and area to area so they are not truly a nationwide company and differ in quality depending on where you live).