Over its history, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (BCBSKC) has invested heavily into efficient, high quality service for its members. Today, they continue this commitment in 32 counties throughout Kansas and Northwestern Missouri so BCBSKCputs members within easy access of providers no matter where they live.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City can locate its founding all the way back to 1929 at Baylor University with a plan offering teachers three weeks of hospital care for $6 per year. As the company grew, it began offering coverage to other employee groups in Dallas and later expanded to national coverage. The Blue Shield brand was developed at the start of last century with lumber and mining employers in the Pacific Northwest paying a monthly fee to a designated group of physicians.Blue Shield and the Blue Cross Associationmerged in 1982 to become the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
BCBSKC was formed in 1938 and has become the largest, not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only one in Kansas City. Today, it provides coverage to more than 900,000 serving 32 counties throughout Kansas and Missouri. Overall, the company employs around 1100.
Since its founding in 1938, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City has grown to cover nearly one-million in Kansas and parts of Northwestern Missouri.BCBSKC has an excellent variety of benefits and finance plans tailored to the specific needs of its members. By working tirelessly to meet and exceed their level of commitment, they constantly improve the health of the local areas they service.