Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Sly James

For the Chiefs January 12, 2019, playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Mayor James received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to Chiefs…

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Healthy Recipes: Beef Bourguignon

This cold weather classic is an all-time favorite recipe of Chef Kyle Williams, head chef of our Live Blue Kitchen + Café. Beef Bourguignon is a stew of meat simmered slowly in red wine along with pearl onions, mushrooms and crisp, cubed bacon. This recipe yields 2-3 gallons (serving 6-8 servings). Ingredients: For the stew: 4-6…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Monica Roberts

For the Chiefs December 30, 2018, game against the Oakland Raiders, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Monica Roberts, Founder and Executive Director of Healing Pathway Victim Services, as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Roberts received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first…

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Spira Care: Inside the Care Centers

The goal of Spira Care is to change the face of healthcare by delivering a member-centered care experience that empowers change in our members’ health and lives – and that starts at our Care Centers. Spira Care combines care and coverage under one roof, simplifying the traditional healthcare experience and making it more personal and…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: John Lair

For the Chiefs December 13, 2018, game against the San Diego Chargers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected John Lair, President and CEO of Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Lair received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first…

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Spira Care: Get to Know Your Care Guides

To celebrate the upcoming openings of three new Care Centers in Missouri (Crossroads, Lee’s Summit and Liberty), we spoke with our Spira Care Care Guides to get their thoughts on Spira Care, their roles and what makes Spira Care different. If you’re unfamiliar with Spira Care, it’s a first-of-its-kind healthcare offering available to eligible Blue…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Dan Justus

For the Chiefs December 9, 2018, game against the Baltimore Ravens, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Sergeant Dan Justus of the North Kansas City Police Department as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Justus received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass…

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Holiday Hunger in Kansas City

With the holidays upon us, many Kansas Citians are gathering for work parties, family dinners and gift-giving. And while the holidays bring cheer, they can also bring financial stress, hunger and malnourishment for many of our neighbors, with approximately 350,000 people in Kansas City facing hunger – 100,000 of which are children. According to the…

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National Diabetes Month

November marks National Diabetes Month in the United States, a time to spread awareness of the 30.3 million Americans diagnosed and the 84.1 million people living with higher blood sugar levels than normal—known as prediabetes. These numbers illustrate a significant health crisis, with implications extending to other economic, health and social factors. Residents of Kansas…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Patrick Benson

For the Chiefs November 11, 2018, game against the Arizona Cardinals, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Patrick Benson, U.S. Army veteran and co-founder/director of War Horses for Veterans, as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Benson received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial…

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