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 2013. These releases are in their original wording as presented to the media. Published versions may have varied.
Sloan Elected Chairman, Four Kansans Elected to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors
May 9, 2013 - Steve W. Sloan, Pittsburg, was elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 9 in Topeka. Diane L. Lee, CPA, CESP, Hutchinson, was elected to a one-year term as vice chairman.
Corbin Promotes Five at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas in Reorganization Focused on Success in the New Marketplace
May 8, 2013 - Preparing the state’s largest health insurer for success in the new marketplace is the driving force behind a new organizational structure put in place by Andrew C. Corbin, president/CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The changes resulted in the promotion of five employees – three to vice president and two to senior vice president positions – along with new responsibilities for another current leader.
National Walk @ Lunch Day® April 24 Promotes Importance of a Walking Habit in Overall Health
April 3, 2013 - Kansans who want to start walking towards better health have a great opportunity to take the first steps to embarking on a daily walking program April 24 during National Walk @ Lunch Day®. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is sponsoring this seventh annual walking event to remind Kansans that walking is one of the easiest and most effective forms of exercise, and to encourage busy Kansans to find 30 minutes a day to walk.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Partners with American Red Cross to Assist During Times of Disaster
March 28, 2013 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas today announced a unique partnership with the American Red Cross designed to assist Kansans during times of great need. A new Disaster Response Team, comprised entirely of BCBSKS employees, will respond when disaster strikes.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation Contributions Top $615,900 in 2012
March 14, 2013 - Community health centers and non-profit organizations focused on improving the health of Kansas children were among organizations that received funding in late 2012 from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Congratulates Six Kansas Hospitals on Receiving Blue Distinction Center® Designation for Quality, Efficiency
February 25, 2013 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas today congratulates six hospitals in its service area for being recognized by the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program in the areas of Spine Surgery and/or Knee and Hip Replacement.
Four Kansas Communities Promoting Healthy Environments Recognized with BlueCHIP® Awards
January 29, 2013 - The collaborative efforts of individuals and organizations in Great Bend, Greensburg, Lawrence and Wichita have resulted in healthier communities for residents living in those communities. Those health-focused efforts also have earned each of the four communities a BlueCHIP® Award from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA).
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Earns Two Prestigious Customer Satisfaction Awards
January 10, 2013 - For the sixth consecutive year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has been awarded the Highest Customer Service Award in the health care industry by the Service Quality Measurement Group (SQM). The BCBSKS customer service center also was recertified as a "World Class Certified Call Center." This indicates the company's customer service center performed at or sustained the World Class call level.