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Company Facts

Head Office — Burnaby, British Columbia

Number of Employees — Approximately 750

Chief Executive Officer — Jan K. Grude (appointed 2013)

Annual Revenue and Claims — Approximately $1.2 billion1

Membership — 1.5 million British Columbians2

Claims processed — over 18.5 million annually3

Customer interactions — over 600,000 annually

Years of operation


1940 — MSA commences operation providing pre-paid medical coverage to businesses

1946 — CU&C commences operation providing pre-paid medical coverage to individuals and families

1979 — MSA signs license agreement with the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans

1982 — British Columbia Life & Casualty Company commences operation

1997 — MSA and CU&C, BC's two largest benefits organizations, merge to become Pacific Blue Cross

2010 — Pacific Blue Cross celebrates its 70th year of making a difference in British Columbia

2012 — BC Life celebrates its 30th anniversary



1 Approximate figure as of Dec 31, 2010, See complete financial details in our
   2010 Annual Report
2 Approximate figure only. Actual enrolment changes regularly.
3 Claims are calculated as an individual line item.


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