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Feb. 17, 2014

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Kansas Blue Goes Red

Watch the story unfold on Facebook ...

In honor of American Heart Month, our employees are wearing red, standing for heart health, and sharing stories of healing and personal triumph. To get the latest, and see some faces you might know, join our community on Facebook.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease describes a variety of problems that can occur when plaque builds up on the artery walls, narrowing them and making it difficult for blood to flow. This creates a risk for heart attack or stroke. Heart failure, an irregular heartbeat and heart valve problems are also types of heart disease.

If you're living with heart disease, or know a Blue Cross member who is, we can help. Learn about the education, tools, and one-on-one support offered through our disease management program, available to members ages 21 to 63.

 
Eye Health

Get involved with Project Topeka

We're participating in the 2014 Project Topeka Food Drive, and kicked off our Feed the Need with 20 Tons campaign on Feb. 4! We'll be posting photos and updates, and we'd love for you to follow along.

Want to join this awesome community effort to defeat hunger? It's easy to do, even if your workplace isn't organizing its own drive. You can simply drop a donation off at any fire station in Topeka and Shawnee County.

Learn more, or make a cash donation.


Healthy Options

Meet our BlueCHIP Award recipients

BlueCHIP is a community health improvement program created to recognize and reward Kansas communities that encourage and support healthy lifestyles through programs, initiatives, policies and/or community-wide events.

This year, we recognized six Kansas communities, and each will receive $2,500 to support programs to continue improving community health.

Meet the winners!


Dental

Protect yourself from health insurance fraud

If someone you don't know contacts you about getting health insurance and asks you to pay -- or asks for your personal financial or health information -- it could be a scam. We have a dedicated unit to investigate referrals and tips from people suspecting insurance fraud. Please report any concerns to us.

Follow these five tips to protect yourself from fraud.


Kansas kids need bike helmets.

Reminder: open enrollment closes soon

Time has flown by! The Marketplace will only be open for a few more weeks. Until March 31, almost anyone can purchase health insurance online. After March 31, Kansans will have to wait until the next open enrollment period to enroll, unless a triggering event is experienced.

Shop health plans now.
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