Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), who together have more than 160 years delivering health insurance solutions in Kansas, have partnered with Anthem Partnership Holding Company, LLC (APHC), which has 30 years of experience serving Medicaid enrollees across the U.S. through its parent and affiliated companies to create Healthy Blue — a partnership designed specifically to offer a trusted local Medicaid solution in 2024.
Healthy Blue will submit a bid for a new Medicaid contract when the request for proposal (RFP) is released in 2023.
Healthy Blue combines BCBSKS and Blue KC’s deep expertise on local needs, solutions and community support with APHC's best-in-class Medicaid managed care capabilities. The alliance partners forming Healthy Blue also have a long history of investing in the communities they serve, delivering whole-person health and bringing trusted local solutions in partnership with community-based organizations. Work is already underway to strengthen those capabilities and develop scalable investments in Kansas communities that address social determinants of health.
We are combining a local focus with national experience to offer Kansans a new choice for Medicaid. Through person-centered planning and better coordination of care, Healthy Blue will offer benefits closely tailored to Kansans' healthcare needs, with a focus on improving quality of life.
Healthy Blue will create and deliver solutions that respond to the needs of individuals while removing unnecessary processes, closing gaps in care and making measurable impacts in improving the health of entire communities.
With one of the most highly rated provider networks in the state, our networks will include thousands of quality doctors and hospitals to choose from plus extra support from experienced care coordinators who look beyond healthcare and focus on quality of life and independence.
Collectively, we partner with hundreds of local, community-based and non-profit organizations to build healthy families and neighborhoods, and we’re forging new relationships with Kansas organizations that share our dedication to community wellness and whole-person care.
We have long-standing relationships with Kansas providers and hospitals and understand the support and infrastructure they need to ease Medicaid administrative burdens to help them focus on patients, not paperwork.
Healthy Blue and EVERFI Bring Critical Health and Wellness Education to Students Across Kansas Communities
Healthy Blue, a collaboration of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Anthem Partnership Holding Company, along with EVERFI, a leading social impact education innovator, today announced the launch of an interactive, health and wellness initiative across select communities in Kansas.
Kansas 4-H teams with Healthy Blue to improve wellness of Kansas youth
Officials with the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Healthy Blue have announced a partnership to invest in the mental health and well-being of Kansas youth. According to a release from the 4-H Foundation, Healthy Blue – a collaboration of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Anthem Partnership Holding Company – has pledged $100,000 to the initiative.
Healthy Blue Partners with Doulas of Douglas County to Address Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health
Doulas of Douglas County announces that Healthy Blue is a new sponsor and partner in expanding access to doula support and improving health outcomes for mothers of color and birthing parents.
New Healthy Blue collaboration aims to offer Kansans a trusted, local, Medicaid solution in 2024
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), the most trusted names in Kansas health insurance, announced today that they are partnering to form an alliance to bid on the new KanCare contract (the state Medicaid program) once a request for proposla i issued in the coming months.