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News Releases - 2016

November 22, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Employees, Foundation Give $281,777 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 $281,777.48 this fall to United Way campaigns in Topeka, Salina, Wichita and Hutchinson.

"Our campaign theme, 'The Power of You,' celebrated the enormous impact we can have as a company when Blue Cross employees invest in our community by volunteering their time with United Way-funded partners, serving on boards, impact councils, review panels and, of course, by donating their dollars," said Andrew C. Corbin, president/CEO of BCBSKS and president of the BCBSKS Foundation.

"Our campaign resulted in not only a generous monetary donation to United Way organizations across the state, but also provided meals to 4,567 individuals," he said. As part of United Way meetings, Blue Cross employees assembled sack lunches that were donated to Harvesters in local communities.

In Topeka, where 1,520 employees work, Corbin presented the United Way of Greater Topeka with $253,169.96. The amount represents an employee contribution of $203,169.96, as well as a $50,000 donation from the BCBSKS Foundation.

In Hutchinson, 14 employees raised $2,448 for the United Way of Reno County. In Salina, home to 47 BCBSKS employees, donations totaling $7,301.16 have been made to the Salina Area United Way by employees and the BCBSKS Foundation. In Wichita, where the company has 29 people, $15,608.36 has been donated by employees and the BCBSKS Foundation in support of the United Way of the Plains’ annual campaign drive.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

For nearly 75 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 Blue Shield Association and is the state’s largest insurer, serving all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information, visit 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 Blue Shield Association. Both entities serve all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information on the Foundation, visit bcbsks.com/foundation.

 

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