Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Company facts

Common name

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
(Please note: “BCBSKS” or “Blue Cross” are acceptable on second reference)

Mission Statement

Being the insurer Kansans trust with their health

Company Headquarters

1133 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66629-0001

BCBSKS also has offices in Dodge City, Garden City, Hays, Hutchinson, Independence, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, Pittsburg and Wichita.


Mutual insurance company

Service area

All Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte (103 of 105 counties)

National affiliation

BCBSKS is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Each of the 34 Blue Plans is separate and independent. However, the Blue Plans cooperate with each other on many inter-Plan services for customers and other projects.

Regulatory supervision

All premiums and insured benefit programs must be filed with the Kansas Insurance Department. KID has the power to disapprove premiums and regulate reserve levels.

Number of employees (as of Dec. 31, 2023)


Provider networks

In 2023, BCBSKS coverage included 95% of all providers in the BCBSKS service area, including 99% of all medical doctors and 100% percent of all eligible acute care facilities.

People served (as of Dec. 31, 2023)

TOTAL: 932,229

2022 Health claims

Processed: BCBSKS/Solutions/ASO: 18,356,348
Paid: BCBSKS/Solutions/AICK/ASO: $3,247,392,553

Subsidiaries and business units

  • Advance Insurance Company of Kansas (AICK) is the company's subsidiary that sells life, disability and employee assistance plans in the BCBSKS service area. (
  • The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation was incorporated in 2005 and seeks to fund programs and activities that are, at their core, health-related.
  • BlueCross BlueShield Kansas Solutions was incorporated in 2013 to give the company greater flexibility in designing benefit plans to meet the needs of the changing marketplace.
  • Administrative Services of Kansas, conducting business as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (dba) ASK, was formed in 1982, and was charged with developing a network to collect electronic claims. Since its inception, ASK has expanded its services to include electronic remittance notices, electronic acknowledgements, member eligibility and benefit information, claim history and electronic pre-certification and referrals. ASK performs services for hundreds of other insurance carriers and commercial payers through the company's EDI Midwest Clearinghouse. (