July 2017 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Derrik Wiggins

When asked about his proudest accomplishments in teaching, Derrik Wiggins responded, “Becoming a teacher.” Just four years into his profession, our July Blue KC Sporting Samaritan has earned the distinction of becoming one of the youngest teachers ever to be named Kansas City Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Wiggins teaches third grade at Carver…

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Bee-hind the Scenes with Blue KC Beekeepers

Our Blue KC employees have some pretty interesting hobbies— but one in particular has the office buzzing. Three of our employees all have personal beehives at home. We took a moment to chat with them about their passion for beekeeping and how they became interested in it! Susan An Executive Assistant at Blue KC, Susan Pitts has always…

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Seeing Your Doctor from Your Home

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is constantly looking for ways to improve access to care by utilizing the newest and most innovative treatment options available. With American Well (Amwell)*, we’re bringing you the option of getting care from the comfort and convenience of home. Amwell allows you to schedule and…

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Honoring Blue KC Dads

In honor of Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18) we’re recognizing a few of the awesome dads at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) by sharing their stories and what they love most about being a dad. Andy Andy Henry works in the Operations department and has worked at Blue KC for…

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June 2017 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Victoria Dunn

Hogan Preparatory Academy biology teacher and coach Victoria Dunn encourages her students and players in the classroom, on the court and in their everyday lives. When she arrived at Hogan Prep, Dunn saw an opening for a basketball coach position and jumped at it. “As a new teacher, coaching allowed me to build stronger relationships…

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Understanding Health Savings Accounts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is committed to keeping you informed when it comes to your health insurance plan. If you’re a member of a Blue KC BlueSaver® PPO health insurance plan, you can enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA). What is an HSA? An HSA allows members enrolled…

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Spotlighting Blue KC Athletes

For more than 20 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has participated in Kansas City Corporate Challenge. Corporate Challenge promotes employee fitness and recreation within the Kansas City business community. Health and wellness is part of our mission and is why we partner with initiatives like Corporate Challenge to help…

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Healthy People, Healthy Economies

  Many top experts in research have long believed in a strong connection between the health of a population and the health of its respective economy. A recent Health of America report from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) took a closer look at those links to see if a typical person’s health…

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Bee-hind the Journey – The Blue KC Beehive

When Kyle Williams was hired as head chef at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), he had a request: hire a staff of 10,000. Blue KC was on board. And nearly a year and a half later the Blue KC beehive—Kansas City’s first corporate-sponsored hive— was installed at its headquarters downtown.…

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Diseases and Conditions Spotlight: Taking Steps for Cancer Prevention

May is National Skin Awareness Month, so ask yourself: How much do you really know about routine preventive cancer screenings?  What risk factors should you be aware of? It’s important to explore the steps you can take in your everyday life to stay cancer-free. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 87,000 new cases of melanoma…

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