Take Steps Now to Stay Mobile Longer

Mobility is how well a person can move and get around. It’s not just walking or driving. It also affects things like whether you can do chores and take care of yourself at home. You may not be able to change or control all the factors that impact your mobility. But you can take steps to protect your independence as you age. And there are … Continue reading Take Steps Now to Stay Mobile Longer

{Guest blog} Maintaining 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. Eating healthy foods and exercising can make you feel good and live longer. Another key part to this is your mental health. Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that … Continue reading {Guest blog} Maintaining your mental health

Quitting smoking is possible through HealthyOptions program

While Jana knew smoking was bad for her; and she knew she should stop, she was just going through the “quitting” motions until some of her friends were diagnosed with cancer and other friends suddenly died. When Jana enrolled in the tobacco cessation program, she was assigned to Jennifer, lead disease management nurse. “Jennifer kept nudging me with encouragement and facts,” recalls Jana. “We came … Continue reading Quitting smoking is possible through HealthyOptions program

Meal Prep 101: How to Take Charge in the Kitchen

Scrambling to make dinner last minute? Ordering takeout because you didn’t plan ahead? It’s time to introduce you to a new teammate: meal prepping. Meal prepping puts your game plan for the week (or month) into action ahead of time. And that’s a win on hectic days. Preparing ingredients, some dishes, or entire meals in advance doesn’t just lower stress. It may also help you: … Continue reading Meal Prep 101: How to Take Charge in the Kitchen

Make a plan for the unexpected with Term Life and Short Term Disability

Peace of mind is easier than you think. As unpredictable as life can be, it’s easier than you think to plan for unexpected circumstances. Term Life insurance and Short Term Disability plans will help protect your spouse and children from potentially devastating financial losses. With Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, you can find simple, smart and affordable protection. Term Life insurance protects your … Continue reading Make a plan for the unexpected with Term Life and Short Term Disability

Safeguard your health when traveling abroad

GeoBlue provides peace of mind for international travel It’s summer, and more than ever, that means it’s time for travel. You may even be planning a dream trip abroad. The last thing you want to worry about is needing medical care when you’re in a foreign country. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas can help ease those worries with international health insurance plans through … Continue reading Safeguard your health when traveling abroad

HealthyOptions program nurse helps pull member from deep depression

Linda Campbell was struggling with heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and deep depression; she was also the main caregiver for two grandchildren and her terminal husband. She was at the end of her rope and ready to give up when she received a letter about the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas disease and wellness programs. She enrolled and was … Continue reading HealthyOptions program nurse helps pull member from deep depression

The power of purpose

Finding your purpose in life is a process—but one that science says is well worth it. Researchers recently found that when people feel like their lives have meaning, they tend to live longer. Looking at the Facts Growing evidence indicates that having a strong purpose improves both your physical and mental well-being. Now, this new study links sense of purpose with an increased lifespan and … Continue reading The power of purpose