Raising awareness, celebrating achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community

June 2022 marks the 52nd celebration of Pride Month – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) encourages the inclusion of all employees. We are recognizing Pride Month by changing our logo to the six rainbow colors that represent the LGBTQIA+ community.   “The Pride logo is a testament to the LGBTQIA+ community, that BCBSKS sees and hears them and recognizes their contributions to society. … Continue reading Raising awareness, celebrating achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community

National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, a time to showcase the benefits of biking and encourage more people to give it a try. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS), we know that biking has many health benefits, but it also can help address some of the drivers of health by creating more connected communities. Bicycling is more affordable than owning a car and … Continue reading National Bike Month

HealthyOptions program helps member make strides to a healthier lifestyle

Before enrolling in the HealthyOptions program at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Timothy Yette was weak, lacked energy and had a slew of health problems. He ate fast food and drank one gallon of soda every day; he knew he needed to do some things differently but didn’t take the first step until after a near death experience behind the wheel. In February … Continue reading HealthyOptions program helps member make strides to a healthier lifestyle

{Guest blog} Improve and maintain your mental health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. Maintaining your mental health is just as important as your physical health. By prioritizing your emotional, psychological and social well-being, you are better equipped to deal with stressful times more effectively and feel better overall. Here are some tips to improve … Continue reading {Guest blog} Improve and maintain your mental health

{Guest blog} Take a break and walk today for National Walk @ Lunch Day

Fellow Kansans, National Walk @ Lunch Day is today, and I hope you will join me and our Commerce team by taking a walk. Many of us think we have to schedule a specific time in our day to go to the gym or exercise. Well, we all know that type of plan doesn’t always work with our busy and ever-changing schedules and life interruptions. … Continue reading {Guest blog} Take a break and walk today for National Walk @ Lunch Day

Wellness program helps member take control of her health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) member, Alice R., wanted to take control of her stress and blood pressure. After utilizing the BCBSKS wellness program to meet her goals, Alice tells us about her experience: I was looking to stabilize my blood pressure without the use of medication and I learned about the wellness program when I read a member’s testimony in your … Continue reading Wellness program helps member take control of her health

Where do your premium dollars go?

How’s this for an understatement: Healthcare is expensive. Just how expensive is it? According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in 2020, the U.S. spent $4.1 trillion — or $12,530 per person—on healthcare. That’s 19.7 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), meaning we’ve now reached the point where nearly one of every five dollars in the U.S. is spent on healthcare. … Continue reading Where do your premium dollars go?

Is a level-funded plan a good choice for my small business?

As an alternative to traditional, Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas offers BlueEdge level-funded plans. Designed for groups with 5-50 employees, BlueEdge plans are small business friendly, designed to help you share in the savings good health brings. Basically, level-funded means your payment is capped at a set amount. Blue Cross will help you evaluate your maximum claims … Continue reading Is a level-funded plan a good choice for my small business?