News Releases - 2015
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas frequently provides company news releases to Kansas media. Listed below are the general releases which have been distributed to media contacts during 2015. These releases are in their original wording as presented to the media. Published versions may have varied.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Via Christi Sign Accountable Care Agreement
February 3, 2015 - With an eye to improving population health and member experience while lowering the overall cost of health care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has entered into a value-based contracting provider agreement with the Via Christi Healthier You Alliance in Accountable Care, according to Andrew C. Corbin, president/CEO of the state's largest health insurer.
BlueCHIP® Winning Communities Receive $2,500 to Further Efforts to Create Healthy Environments
January 28, 2015 - From the northeast corner of the state to a western border county and locations in-between, Kansans are working together to build healthier communities for residents to live, work and play in. Five such communities were honored today for their health-focused efforts as coalitions from Atchison, Emporia, Greeley County, Pratt and Winfield received BlueCHIP® Awards from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA).
Schools in 67 Counties Share $149,994 in Healthy Habits for Life Grants from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
January 8, 2015 - Nurses, teachers, principals and others at schools in 67 Kansas counties will use $149,994.81 in Healthy Habits for Life grants from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation to foster positive habits aimed at improving the health of thousands of children. The BCBSKS Foundation recently distributed 163 grants to fund at-school programs designed to help children reduce their cardiovascular risk, increase their physical activity or learn healthy eating habits.