Here for Good Hero: Chris Bottcher

On January 12, 2020, in conjunction with the Chiefs home playoff game against the Houston Texans, Chris Bottcher was recognized by Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network for his work with Kids With Courage, a non-profit dedicated to helping kids with Type 1 diabetes. “Kids With Courage has such a beautiful mission, and Chris Bottcher…

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Here for Good Hero: Rick Kahle

On December 29, 2019, in conjunction with the Chiefs home game against the San Diego Chargers, Rick Kahle was recognized by Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network for his work with Phoenix Family in Kansas City. “The work of Phoenix Family is vitally important to many families in the Kansas City community,” said Christina Lively,…

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A Blue KC Year in Review: Looking Back on 2019

As we prepare to ring in a new year, it is important to reflect on the year prior, both personally and professionally. For Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), 2019 was a standout year. As an organization, we have made strides in transforming healthcare in Kansas City, while continuing to focus…

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Celebrating the Season of Giving with Volunteer Traditions

How are you spreading cheer this holiday season? The end of the year is a time when people come together to celebrate relationships, traditions and the spirit of giving – and not only with loved ones. Every December, members of the Blue KC family celebrate this special time by participating in various volunteer opportunities, from…

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Improving Millennial Healthcare: A Reflection on BCBSA’s Millennial Health Forum

On November 6, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Independence Blue Cross hosted the inaugural 2019 Health of America Forum, Millennial Health: A Call to Action. The Health of America initiative was created to leverage data to overcome today’s healthcare challenges and lead the way to better healthcare and health outcomes in America.…

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Here for Good Hero: Randi Hobbs

On December 15, 2019, in conjunction with the Chiefs home game against the Denver Broncos, Randi Hobbs was recognized by Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network for her work with Thelma’s Kitchen, a non-profit, donate-what-you-can café. “Thelma’s Kitchen is one of the most unique and important nonprofits in our community, and Randi Hobbs has been…

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Here for Good Hero: Nicki Jones

On December 1, 2019, in conjunction with the Chiefs home game against the Oakland Raiders, Nicki Jones was recognized by Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network for her volunteer work with the Girls on the Run (GOTR) organization. “Nicki Jones is dedicated to improving the lives of young girls through the wonderful vehicle of Girls…

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Seven Tips to Manage Stress

You may be familiar with the symptoms of stress, including a pounding heart, increased perspiration, tight neck and shoulder muscles, anxiety and fear. [These are signs that your mind and body have gone into “fight or flight” mode.] But, you may not know how to prevent or relieve these symptoms. Stress can be triggered by…

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Blue KC Honors Veterans Day

Yesterday across our organization, we were proud to honor those who have served and those currently serving in our military by partnering with two Kansas City organizations including A Million Thanks and United Way of Greater Kansas City. Writing Letters With A Million Thanks Blue KC employees put pen to paper to thank our veterans…

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Spotlight on Customer Experience at Blue KC

Blue KC values its customers – and last year, we made some strides toward improving customer experience.  In 2018, Blue KC took additional steps in implementing a customer-centric corporate culture and formed a dedicated Customer Experience team, which consists of six outstanding employees who help make customer loyalty a priority for every department at Blue…

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