News Releases - 2013
December 10, 2013
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Employees, Foundation Give $252,828 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 $252,828.05 this fall to United Way campaigns in Topeka, Salina, Wichita and Hutchinson.
“We believe that part of being a good corporate citizen is making sure employees have the opportunity to positively affect the well-being of the cities and neighborhoods they live and work in,” said Andrew C. Corbin, president/CEO of BCBSKS and of the BCBSKS Foundation. “By supporting the United Way our employees can help bring hope to children and families who need assistance. We thank United Way leaders for creating the vision to move our communities forward.”
In Topeka, where 1,388 employees work, Corbin presented the United Way of Greater Topeka with a check in the amount of $229,415.89. The check represents an employee contribution of $174,945.89 and $4,470 from retirees, as well as a $50,000 donation from the BCBSKS Foundation. The Foundation increased it’s donation in 2013 by $15,000.
In Salina, home to 46 BCBSKS employees, donations totaling $6,312.56 have been made to the Salina Area United Way by employees and the Foundation. In Wichita, where the company has 34 people, $15,899.60 has been donated by employees and the Foundation in support of the United Way of the Plains’ annual campaign drive. Eight employees in the Hutchinson office raised $1,200 for the United Way of Reno County.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
For more than 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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