Our Culture

Our Culture

Creating Healthier and Happier Tomorrows through Volunteerism

What we do at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) goes beyond providing affordable healthcare access to those who need it most. As a hometown company, Blue KC is committed to serving our community who are our neighbors, members and friends. We know that Kansas City can only be as healthy and vibrant as the people who call it home, which is why we partner with many local charities and organizations to create significant wellness initiatives that push Kansas City toward a happier and healthier future.

Blue KC employees volunteer to enhance the quality of life of the children and families who live and work in the communities we serve through charitable contributions, volunteer assistance and in-kind donations to non-profit organizations. We help more than 30 wellness-focused and community organizations. Several times each year, Blue KC employees volunteer together, doing everything from cleaning Science City and hosting blood drives to building playgrounds and holding bake sales to benefit our non-profit partners. We hope you’ll join us in our mission to create a happier, stronger and more vibrant Kansas City. Because to us, being a good corporate citizen isn't optional.

Fostering Employee Development and Engagement

At Blue KC, we’re committed to the personal and professional growth and well-being of our employees. We believe an informed and engaged workplace fosters positive and productive employees. Every quarter, all employees meet to discuss the company's performance, new initiatives and overall happenings within the company. Each employee has the opportunity to participate in professional development courses and tuition reimbursement to further his or her education and career at Blue KC. We also offer a variety of employee resource groups to help employees engage with their coworkers and special onsite services to make life just a little bit easier.

Throughout the year, we offer special events and social gatherings to keep our employees connected and enjoy some downtime with one another. Some of these include organized lunch-time activities, sporting events, walks and runs, family-friendly events and more.

Blue KC has consistently been ranked one of the “Best Places to Work For” by Ingram’s Magazine. Blue KC employees enjoy long tenures and each year we celebrate our employees as they meet benchmark years of service with the company. What’s truly makes Blue KC a great place to work is our people.

Come to work for us and we think you’ll see why!

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Promoting a Work/Life Balance

Blue KC is dedicated to balancing work and life priorities by emphasizing the health and well-being of our employees. Blue KC offers a smoke-free environment, an onsite fitness center with flexible hours, group classes, and the wellness programs to all employees. Our employees participate in free onsite fitness classes, step challenges, cooking demonstrations, community events and many other wellness activities.

Blue KC is proud to have been nominated by the American Heart Association's Start Movement and is the only Kansas City company to earn the Workplace Innovation Award, the Community Innovation award and the Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Award. We've also earned the Gold designation as one of America's Healthiest Companies by the Wellness Councils of America for our commitment to our employees' health and wellness. Blue KC is consistently seen as one of the leaders in innovation regarding workplace engagement and wellness.

Employee Testimonials

Blue KC is confident we offer a corporate culture unmatched in Kansas City. Need further proof? Our employees share some of the benefits to working at Blue KC.

"Do you turn from your work with a smile and feel that it's been worthwhile? To me, the six years I have spent with this wonderful organization have been a perfect day." – Mark, Pharmacy Technical Specialist

"All employees are supported by a technology platform that's fundamental to our standing success. With leading edge developments in areas such as electronic commerce and data mining, we're continually expanding our electronic capabilities." – Stephen, Proposal Coordinator

"I like working at Blue KC because everyone is friendly and they make you feel welcome. Blue KC also has extracurricular activities outside of the workplace so you can get to know your co-workers." – Darene, Claims Examiner