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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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Carri King

Banneker Elementary School PE Teacher Carri King 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 October 2, 2017, game against the Washington Redskins. She conducted the ceremonial first pass to Tony Adams and was recognized on the field prior…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Dr. Gerald Woods

Dr. Gerald Woods, medical director of Camp Courage, was selected by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion for the September 17, 2017 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Dr. Woods conducted the ceremonial first pass to Larry Marshall and was recognized on…

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Spotlighting the Because We Care Team

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

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

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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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Marshall Lockton

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Kansas City Chiefs selected Marshall Lockton, member of the Chiefs Charity Committee and Co-Chair of the 2017 Charity Game benefiting The Children’s Place, as a Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Lockton, Vice President of Operations for Lockton Companies, threw out the ceremonial first…

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August 2017 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Kristi Rivera

The most important piece of advice Kristi Rivera feels she could give to her students is, “Always be kind to one another, no matter what. Kids will look back and will not always remember what you said to them, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” Rivera, our August Blue KC Sporting…

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Bee-hind the Journey – Blue KC Hive Rebuilds

It’s been an interesting past few months for the Blue KC beehive, with a number of ups and downs. After the initial success of Kansas City’s first corporate-sponsored urban beekeeping effort, the hive collapsed last winter. Unfortunately, colony collapse disorder is occurring increasingly often, in places around the globe, and no one is sure why…

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