Mental health and substance abuse disorders

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. Nobody plans to become addicted to drugs or alcohol, yet it happens often. Plenty of people can enjoy the occasional alcoholic drink or take prescribed pain medications and still lead a healthy life. But addiction develops slowly over time, which is … Continue reading Mental health and substance abuse disorders

4 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Age

While medical advancements have made aging easier for some, changes in society may make it more difficult for others. Researchers estimate about 27% of older Americans live without a family member or caretaker looking after their needs. This growing group is called elder orphans. More adults may not have children to help them as they age. That’s partly because childhood obesity rates began to climb … Continue reading 4 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Age

Health insurance vs. a pay raise: What’s the better choice?

Insuring your employees may be more affordable than you realize As a small business owner, you want to attract and retain good talent to help your business grow. You’re also juggling rising costs, a tight labor market, and the impact of a global pandemic. So, while you want to reward your employees for their hard work, you also want to make sure you are making … Continue reading Health insurance vs. a pay raise: What’s the better choice?

Considering a level-funded plan? Here are five strategies to consider

Level-funded plans offer an alternative approach for small employers Level-funded plans are gaining traction among businesses with 3 to 50 employees, and for good reason. If your business has generally healthy employees, these types of plans can lower premiums and provide a surplus refund when claims are lower than expected. BlueEdge level-funded plans offer flexibility and predictability, and can be viewed as a midway approach … Continue reading Considering a level-funded plan? Here are five strategies to consider