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Honoring Blue KC Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11) we’re recognizing a few of the incredible employees at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) who have served in the military. Blue KC thanks all veterans for their service to our country.

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Keara Torkelson and Dr. Terance Tsue

We’re spotlighting two Kansas Citians who were recently honored as Chiefs Kingdom Champions. Keara Torkelson Former U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant Keara Torkelson was selected by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Kansas City Chiefs as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion for the Chiefs October 30, 2017, matchup against…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Carri King

Banneker Elementary School PE Teacher Carri King was selected by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Kansas City Chiefs as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion for the October 2, 2017, game against the Washington Redskins. She conducted the ceremonial first pass to Tony Adams and was recognized on the field prior…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Dr. Gerald Woods

Dr. Gerald Woods, medical director of Camp Courage, was selected by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion for the September 17, 2017 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Dr. Woods conducted the ceremonial first pass to Larry Marshall and was recognized on…

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Spotlighting the Because We Care Team

Easing the burden of loss is the main focus of the Because We Care Team. The team was created in 2010 when several customer service representatives completed grief training to provide personal services to caregivers or family members of Blue KC members who had passed away. Because We Care representatives reach out to the caregiver…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Marshall Lockton

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Kansas City Chiefs selected Marshall Lockton, member of the Chiefs Charity Committee and Co-Chair of the 2017 Charity Game benefiting The Children’s Place, as a Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Lockton, Vice President of Operations for Lockton Companies, threw out the ceremonial first…

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August 2017 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Kristi Rivera

The most important piece of advice Kristi Rivera feels she could give to her students is, “Always be kind to one another, no matter what. Kids will look back and will not always remember what you said to them, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” Rivera, our August Blue KC Sporting…

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Bee-hind the Journey – Blue KC Hive Rebuilds

It’s been an interesting past few months for the Blue KC beehive, with a number of ups and downs. After the initial success of Kansas City’s first corporate-sponsored urban beekeeping effort, the hive collapsed last winter. Unfortunately, colony collapse disorder is occurring increasingly often, in places around the globe, and no one is sure why…

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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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