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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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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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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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