Health Insurance

Guiding informed decisions about benefits, coverage and health.

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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What to Know Before You Buy Health Insurance

By BlueKC | Nov 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

Health insurance can be confusing, so it’s important to be fully informed when buying your health insurance plan. Explore these important considerations and what to know before purchasing a plan. Who will be covered on your plan? Are you looking for individual health insurance coverage? Or do you also need coverage for your spouse and/or…

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KC Selected for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative

By BlueKC | Oct 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected the Kansas City region as one of 14 markets for its most recent innovation effort, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). Kansas City’s selection was made based on a proposal submitted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). The CPC+ initiative supports…

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