What does Blue Cross do in your community? A lot!

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, we’re proud to insure millions of people. But did you know that we do much more than just insuring your health? For instance, our Texas employees contributed 35,258 volunteer hours in 2016. Why? Because we love you! And because BCBSTX urges employees to give back to their community, we make it easy to see it through! We provide a database of volunteer events from which to pick. Also, our employees help out at many “giving back” events they find on their own. Blue Corps℠ logged 1,475 volunteers last year. That means many causes and organizations got vital help from us.

We thus champion wellness within the communities we serve and improve public health. In doing these things, we “live our purpose” and become Blue Role Models. Further, 115 community partners received $117,315 in matching dollars tied to the hours employees volunteered with them. It’s powerful for all of us to see colleagues step up to the plate and personally contribute to the health of Texans across the state. And we’re in this for the long haul, just as we’ve been helping to meet health care needs for nearly 90 years!

Since we always like to one-up ourselves, we picked some ways in 2016 to improve our community outreach efforts compared to the year before.

Here are some stellar examples:

  • Giving $2.8 million in sponsorships and public health programs
  • Taking part in Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® efforts
  • Giving dollars that maximize help for disadvantaged and underserved Texans
  • Backing Marathon Kids to increase physical activity and healthy lifestyles

Check out our 2016 Social Responsibility Report and share the good news with your friends, co-workers and family members. We bet they’ll be amazed and pleased.