U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield

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U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield

 

 

USCBS – A National Committee of the Blue Shield

USCBS is one of many national committees organized under the principles of the 1954 Hague Convention. USCBS was incorporated in the State of Minnesota as the American Committee of the Blue Shield on 9 January 2006. At its 7 June 2006 meeting, the Board of Director elected to change the name of the organization to U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield in line with the names of other National Committees.

In May 2007 the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) officially recognized the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield as a Blue Shield national committee.

USCBS is a 501(c)(3) corporation and as such is exempt from federal income taxes. All donations to USCBS are deductible within the limitations of the law.

Requirements for the formation of USCBS

At the time of its founding, USCBS, like all other national committees of the Blue Shield, was required to demonstrate the support of the national representatives of the pillar organizations of the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) in order to receive official recognition.

ICBS recognizes USCBS as a national committee »

Requirements for forming a national committee are outlined in the Strausbourg Charter »

Founding Officers and Directors of USCBS »

 

 

 

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