Flu vs. Cold

The flu and the common cold are both types of upper respiratory infections (URIs). Both are caused by viruses. But the flu is not the same as the common cold. Flu symptoms Flu symptoms are usually much worse than a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly and lasts longer. Symptoms may include: Fever Cough Shaking chills Body…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Jessica Kejr

For the Kansas City Chiefs November 26 matchup against the Buffalo Bills, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Jessica Kejr, director of program services for Harvesters – The Community Food Network, to be honored as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Kejr received on-field…

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Bee-hind the Journey – Bees in Winter: They’re Just Like Us!

With winter fast approaching, Blue KC head chef and resident beekeeper Kyle Williams gave us the scoop on how bees handle the colder months – and it was hard to ignore the similarities between humans and bees when it comes to winter preparation and activities! Take a look at the ways bees are just like…

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Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period Ends on December 7

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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It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

About 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, the number one cause of lung cancer. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of premature death. While many smokers are aware of the reasons to quit, knowing where to start can be difficult and daunting. Whether attempting to quit alone or with support, taking the first…

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Honoring Blue KC Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11) we’re recognizing a few of the incredible employees at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) who have served in the military. Blue KC thanks all veterans for their service to our country.

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Spira Care: A Step Towards the Future of Care Delivery

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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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Keara Torkelson and Dr. Terance Tsue

We’re spotlighting two Kansas Citians who were recently honored as Chiefs Kingdom Champions. Keara Torkelson Former U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant Keara Torkelson 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 Chiefs October 30, 2017, matchup against…

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Spotlighting Blue KC Breast Cancer Survivors

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re honoring a few of the incredible breast cancer survivors who work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) by sharing their stories. Barb Barb Culbertson has worked at Blue KC for more than 25 years and has been a breast cancer survivor for…

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Take Action to Avoid the Flu

The flu can be miserable — and downright dangerous. Flu complications can be serious and even deadly, so don’t forget your best defense against this common illness: getting your annual flu shot. The shot can help keep you from getting the flu and its related complications. Plus, getting vaccinated means you’ll be less likely to…

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