Blue KC Awards Annual Healthcare Innovation Prize

Last year, Blue KC partnered with the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) to launch the first-ever Healthcare Innovation Prize, a competition designed to encourage the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to share how they believe we…

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May 2019 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Alexandra Paulson

On Sunday, May 5, Blue Valley School District special education teacher Alexandra Paulson was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting Kansas City as the Blue KC Sporting Samaritan for May 2019. “Alex Paulson is making a tremendous impact in the lives of her students,” said Christina Lively,…

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Meal Prep 101 with Chef Kyle

Recent increases in conversations surrounding health and wellness, body positivity and viewing food as fuel have inspired individuals to take their health into their own hands. In particular, the simple yet effective practice of meal prepping continues to grow in popularity, as it allows people to cut costs, save time and cater to their own…

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Four Benefits of Spring Cleaning

Spring has finally arrived in Kansas City, which means it’s time to pack away your winter essentials and rid your home of some clutter.  Why is it that approximately 91 percent of Americans engage in spring cleaning each year? While it may seem like a chore, there are many benefits that will make it worth…

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April 2019 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Dr. Dustin Springer

At Sporting Kansas City’s home match on Sunday, Merriam Park Elementary School Instructional Coach Dr. Dustin Springer was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the April Blue KC Sporting Samaritan. “Dr. Springer is making an incredible impact at Merriam Park Elementary,” said Christina Lively, Department…

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What to Know About Advance Care Planning

Advanced care planning is crucial to ensure that your health care team, family and loved ones are informed to make important decisions on your behalf during a health crisis. No one can predict when a catastrophic medical event may take place, so don’t wait to start these imperative conversations. Blue KC Director of Care Management…

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Six Facts About Spira Care

Over the past year, Spira Care has opened five locations across Kansas and Missouri to serve its growing member base.  Our integrated primary care model is built on the promise of a stress-free member experience that enables stronger relationships with primary care providers. As our members begin or continue to use Spira Care, we have…

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March 2019 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Cynthia Gerdes

Throughout her time as a school counselor at Raytown Middle School, Cynthia Gerdes has been an advocate for her students. She contacts parents on a regular basis, keeping the communication lines open between home and school. She informs parents of issues involving their children. She celebrates their successes. She motivates kids to see the value…

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What You Need to Know About ADHD

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) recently released its latest Health of America report, “The Impact of ADHD on the Health of America’s Children.” The report reviewed medical claims of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses and treatment among children 2-18 years old from 2010-2017. Children with ADHD struggle with paying attention, controlling impulses…

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Six Tips for Better Brain Health

In recognition of Brain Awareness Week, here are six tips to help you manage and improve your brain health. Train Your Brain Keeping your brain healthy can be as simple as picking up a new hobby. Research shows that mentally stimulating activities like reading, puzzles, taking courses and doing crafts such as drawing help to…

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