Health Insurance

Guiding informed decisions about benefits, coverage and health.

Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period Ends on December 7

By BlueKC | Nov 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you would like to consider a Medicare Advantage plan, now is the time to explore your options. Navigating Medicare options can be confusing, but Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is here to help. Blue KC is proud to offer Blue Medicare Advantage. Blue Medicare Advantage includes two HMO plans,…

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Spira Care: A Step Towards the Future of Care Delivery

By BlueKC | Nov 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Disruptions are currently taking place across all industries that are completely changing how consumers engage with companies. From Amazon and online shopping to Uber and transportation, traditional delivery models are evolving at the speed of light. Healthcare is no different; we know change is necessary to better meet your needs and move the industry toward…

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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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Making the Primary Care Connection

By BlueKC | Sep 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

Sometimes our busy lives make it difficult to find time to visit the doctor for preventive care. It’s easy to put off visiting the doctor for things that seem unimportant until an injury or illness forces you to slow down and take time off to go to the doctor. This disjointed approach to care, when…

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Blue KC Listens

By BlueKC | Aug 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

What you think matters. Your opinions provide insight on what’s important to you. Blue KC Listens is an online panel where Blue KC members can share their opinions and offer suggestions about how Blue KC can better serve you. Blue KC Listens panel members are sent an email with a link to a short survey.…

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Understanding Health Savings Accounts

By BlueKC | May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Healthy People, Healthy Economies

By BlueKC | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

  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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How Does My Healthcare Plan Impact My Taxes?

By BlueKC | Apr 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year tax day falls on April 18 which is a little later than normal, but still quickly approaching—especially if you haven’t filed yet. Since time is of the essence, we thought it would be helpful to provide answers to some of the more common tax questions as they relate to healthcare and tax forms.…

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Transforming Healthcare

By BlueKC | Jan 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

With Blue Distinction Total Care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are at the forefront of the shift toward higher-quality, more affordable healthcare for our members. Blue KC’s Medical Home program is utilizing new data channels that create a more holistic view of each patient’s health. Nationally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are leaders…

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Where to Go for Medical Care

By BlueKC | Dec 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

First Option: Primary Care Provider If the care you need is not an emergency, make an appointment with your Primary Care Provider (PCP). If you’re not sure if you require emergency care, contact your PCP to help you evaluate your symptoms and determine where you need to go. Wherever you receive care, you should notify…

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