News Releases - 2012

December 11, 2012

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Employees, Foundation Give $242,673 to United Way Campaigns Across the State

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas employees and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation donated a total of $242,673.01 this fall to United Way campaigns in Topeka, Salina, Wichita and Hutchinson.

“Throughout our 70-year history in Kansas we have taken steps to have a positive impact on the communities in which our members and employees live and work; the well-being of the cities and neighborhoods we serve is a vital component of our corporate culture,” said Andrew C. Corbin, president/CEO of BCBSKS and of the BCBSKS Foundation. “Our commitment to the United Way is unwavering and we thank United Way leaders for creating the vision to move our communities forward.”

In Topeka, where 1,375 employees work, Corbin presented the United Way of Greater Topeka with a check in the amount of $223,630.49. The check represents an employee contribution of $188,630.49 as well as a $35,000 donation from the BCBSKS Foundation.

In Salina, home to 47 BCBSKS employees, donations totaling $6,621.80 have been made to the Salina Area United Way by employees and the Foundation. In Wichita, where the company has 33 people, $10,072.80 has been donated by employees and the Foundation in support of the United Way of the Plains’ annual campaign drive. Fourteen employees in the Hutchinson office raised $2,347.92 for the United Way of Reno County.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

For 70 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has built a reputation of trust with its members and contracting providers by providing outstanding customer service while quickly and accurately processing claims; fairly administering benefit plans and contracts; offering programs, services and tools to help members improve or maintain their health; and operating under the highest ethical standards while being good stewards of premium dollars. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and is the state’s largest insurer, serving all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information, visit www.bcbsks.com.

About the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation promotes the good health of Kansans who live in the Foundation’s 103-county service area. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the largest health insurer in the state, incorporated the Foundation in 2005 as a way to further deepen its commitment to helping all Kansans lead healthier lives, an effort which both entities believe is an essential factor in keeping health care affordable. Through its giving, the Foundation focuses on key health issues that can impact the lives of many Kansans. It funds programs and activities that are, at their core, health-related and in particular, promote health improvement, health care access, health education, healthy behaviors and prevention initiatives. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Both entities serve all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.bcbsks.com/foundation.

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