KANSAS CITY, MO (February 22, 2018)—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) was named a "Healthiest Employers" honoree in the 500-1,499 employees category by the Kansas City Business Journal. The annual award recognizes companies in Kansas City that are committed to a healthy workplace through corporate wellness.

Healthiest Employers LLC, a data and research company, assessed companies based on wellness programming and benefits. Companies were evaluated on the wellness program's culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis. A total of 23 Kansas City organizations were recognized for their efforts.

"Blue KC is committed to improving the health of our members and we know that starts within our own workforce. The health and wellness of our employees is a priority and that's why we invest in a workplace culture that promotes a balanced, active lifestyle. We're honored to be recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal," said Danette Wilson, President and CEO at Blue KC.

Blue KC was highlighted for its free 24/7 on-site fitness center which includes 17 free fitness classes per week. Blue KC was also recognized for offering Weight Watchers at Work with weekly on-site weigh-ins and meetings to discuss ways to help employees achieve their weight management goals. Blue KC employees also have access to a state-of-the-art café featuring farm-to-table meals and the opportunity to participate in the Kansas City Corporate Challenge, an annual Olympic-type event where representatives from Kansas City companies compete in a variety of sporting events.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to more than one million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri. Our mission: to use our role as the area's leading health insurer to provide affordable access to health care and to improve the health and wellness of our members. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information on the company, visit its website at BlueKC.com.

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