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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Carri King

By BlueKC | Oct 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Sep 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Sep 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Aug 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Aug 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Aug 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Jul 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Jun 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

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

By BlueKC | Jun 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Jun 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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