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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Understanding Health Savings Accounts

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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Spotlighting Blue KC Athletes

For more than 20 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has participated in Kansas City Corporate Challenge. Corporate Challenge promotes employee fitness and recreation within the Kansas City business community. Health and wellness is part of our mission and is why we partner with initiatives like Corporate Challenge to help…

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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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Diseases and Conditions Spotlight: Taking Steps for Cancer Prevention

May is National Skin Awareness Month, so ask yourself: How much do you really know about routine preventive cancer screenings?  What risk factors should you be aware of? It’s important to explore the steps you can take in your everyday life to stay cancer-free. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 87,000 new cases of melanoma…

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Honoring Blue KC Moms

In honor of Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14) we’re recognizing just a few of the amazing moms at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and sharing their stories, advice and what they love most about being a mom. Janet Janet Heinitz-Smith works in the IT department and has a daughter Yvonne…

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May 2017 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Larry Benson

One of Larry Benson’s mottos is: You can accomplish anything through time and dedication. As a former college athlete, he should know. Since 2002, Benson has taught and coached thousands of students in elementary, middle and high school. Currently, he brings his enthusiasm and expertise to his job at Shawnee Mission School District’s Trailridge Middle…

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Step Out for Heart Health on National Walk@Lunch Day

Take a walk with us on Wednesday, April 26 for National Walk@Lunch Day and join tens of thousands of walkers nationwide! This day can be the first step toward making a big difference in the health of all Americans. National Walk@Lunch Day began more than a decade ago as a way to encourage people of…

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