Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is partnering with Rx Savings Solutions to provide Blue KC members with state-of-the art healthcare software to help them save money on prescription drugs. Founded by pharmacist, Michael Rea, Rx Savings Solutions is revolutionizing healthcare by simplifying pharmacy. A few years ago, Michael helped an employee of a local…

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Transforming Healthcare

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

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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Blue KC Beehive

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has installed a beehive at our company headquarters in an effort to play a part in rebuilding the depleted bee population and boost the ecosystem in a green effort of help and support. The brainchild of Chef Kyle Williams, head chef of our Live Blue Kitchen + Café which…

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What to Know Before You Buy Health Insurance

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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Don’t Skimp on Sleep

The average adults needs seven to eight hours of sleep, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly 30 percent of adults average less than six hours a day. Insufficient sleep is linked to an increase in chronic diseases.

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KC Selected for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative

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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Healthy Recipes: Mexican Street Corn

Your healthy recipe this month from Chef Kyle Williams, head chef of our Live Blue Kitchen + Cafe, is Mexican Street Corn. It’s a simple and delicious side dish for any meal. Mexican Street Corn will pair well with grilled meats and your favorite summer beverage. Bon appétit!           Yields 4…

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Nominate a Local Hero

Blue KC Sporting Samaritans Program This season Blue KC and Sporting KC are teaming up to recognize Blue KC Sporting Samaritans, intended to spotlight students and teachers who make our community a better place to live work and play! If selected as a Blue KC Sporting Samaritan, honorees will be recognized during the pregame festivities…

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