Monica Green, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Employee
Community & CultureInside Blue KC
Jun 12, 2024
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We Are Kansas City: Blue KC Employee Takes Service to Heart

At Blue KC, we take pride in the fact we’ve been part of the fabric of the Kansas City community for over 85 years. We are Kansas City’s local health insurance company, and when you call our Customer Service team, you’re going to connect with someone who could be your neighbor.

Our employees are invested in Kansas City, and we’re proud of our award-winning team that works daily to provide affordable access to healthcare and improve the health of our members. We’re also proud to recruit and cultivate homegrown talent who share their time and talents to strengthen our community.

Take Monica Green, Senior Quality Interventions Specialist, for example. She was born and raised in Wyandotte County, ventured to Wichita State University for college, and then returned home to Kansas City to begin her career.

Monica says being raised in the Heartland, and now living and working here, gives her a unique perspective and opportunity to help her community.

“What better way to give back to a community [than] to be a part of the community, know exactly how it worked beforehand, and how you can make an impact in the future,” Monica said.

She’s called Blue KC her work home for more than 20 years.

“You want to feel a part of something, and Blue KC makes you feel that way,” Monica said.

Blue KC Employee Monica Green at headquarters in downtown Kansas City

Monica says her role at Blue KC “allows me to be in the community and do what I really like to do – constantly talking to people, making sure that they stay healthy, and it also allows me to do a lot of the community service things that I do currently,” too.

Monica’s involved in a long and growing list of community activities, including volunteering at:

  • Hospice House of Kansas City
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City
  • Voter registration drives
  • Blood drives
  • Highway cleanups
  • Community events, like Easter egg hunts

Often, people think about monetary donations when it comes to supporting charity and nonprofit work. But Monica recognizes that time is a valuable resource which can empower people to get involved in their community regardless of finances.

“If you [don’t] have the finances to do something, make that connection with a person, because they will recognize and remember that conversation with you versus that monetary donation,” Monica said.

That’s something that Blue KC values, too, evidenced by our volunteer paid time off (VTO) policy implemented in 2022 and our regular service to the Kansas City community. Recently, Blue KC teams spent more than 500 hours volunteering at local organizations during National Volunteer Week.

We’re thankful Monica and so many more employees exemplify our values and shine light in the community.

Whether it’s a volunteer event facilitated through Blue KC, or helping the elderly on her own time, you’re sure to find Monica giving her time to a good cause in her hometown – and she just might be in costume.

Blue KC employee Monica Green at a local Kansas City community event

From everyone at Blue KC: Thank you, Monica, for all you do!

In the coming months, we’ll be shining the spotlight on other employees, such as Monica, who are sharing their time and talents to strengthen the community. We’re excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to your local neighbors at Blue KC!

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