Highmark – Official Health Insurance Supplier of Team USA
Since 2005, Highmark has kept thousands of our country's elite athletes insured as they strive to achieve an Olympic or Paralympic medal.
For almost a decade, Highmark has been the Official Health Insurance Supplier for Team USA and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). This means Highmark provides health insurance to approximately 1,000 elite athletes each year, as well as more than 360 USOC employees. Team USA athletes compete in summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic sports, and they use their health insurance while training, competing and traveling within the U.S. and abroad.
Highmark's status as Official Supplier does not impact the insurance costs for Highmark members. The USOC programs are self-funded, and the USOC pays for the costs associated with providing health care benefits for the athletes and employees. For more information about Highmark's status as Official Supplier, visit our explanation page.
As Official Supplier, Highmark health insurance has played a role in the remarkable stories for some of our nation's top athletes throughout the years. Over the years Highmark has provided athletes peace of mind so they can focus on their training and competitions knowing their health coverage is comprehensive and recognized nationally and internationally. For these athletes, their everyday preparation and training are an integral part of their stories. Read or review what five of these athletes have to say about their experiences in the case study links below.
Julie Chu is a pioneer of women's hockey in the United States. A three time Olympic medalist, Julie's passion for the sport and commitment to consistently doing the little everyday things have helped her to become one of the longest serving players in U.S. Women's National Team history. Highmark has helped give her peace of mind as she prepares for her fourth Olympic Winter Games. She is also chronicling her experience in a written blog series that can be viewed at Julie Chu's Journey to Sochi blog page. View the case study or watch the video.
Alana Nichols is the first American in Paralympic history to win a gold medal in both the summer and winter at the Paralympic Games. After an accident as a teenager that left her paralyzed from the waist down, Alana showed a resolute and unyielding desire to live every day and challenge herself. This approach has more than paid off, as she now seeks to defend her gold medals. View the case study or watch the video.
Ashley Wagner has used the disappointment of failing to qualify for Team USA at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games as a catalyst for changing her everyday life. Despite narrowly missing securing a place on the team, Ashley's goals have not changed. The two time defending U.S. Figure Skating Champion strives to stand on top of the podium in 2014. View the case study or watch the video.
Dan McCoy was born partially paralyzed from the waist down due to Spina Bifida. Despite the associated challenges, Dan is intently focused on bringing home a gold medal for the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. View the case study .
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Tom Wallisch is a freeskier and standout U.S. athlete in a brand new Olympic sport. The high-flying acrobat and internet sensation will be counted upon to show the world what freeskiing is all about.
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