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

PTSD awareness month

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after someone experiences a traumatic event or witnesses one. Below is information about recognizing the signs of PTSD and tips for prevention. What causes PTSD? Events that can lead to PTSD include military combat, childhood abuse, sexual violence, physical assault, an accident or natural disaster, loss of a loved one or working in … Continue reading PTSD awareness 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