Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Opens New Facility
777 E. 42nd Place, Tulsa
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has announced plans to officially open its new full service unit with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 15, 2009. The private ceremony and guided tours are scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the site of the new facility, 7777 E. 42nd Place (42nd and S. Memorial), Tulsa, Okla. Attendees will include Mike Bunney, chief economic development advisor to Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, and Craig Knutson, chief of staff, Oklahoma Insurance Department.
"The staff has been anxious to officially introduce this new full service center," said Sherri White, executive director, subscriber services division, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. "We’re ready to make our mark on Memorial."
Formerly a Wal-Mart building, the 108,000 sq. ft. structure is designed to accommodate more than 550 employees. The facility combines departments to enable staff to assist members with questions and claims in the most efficient manner.
"This facility was remodeled to fit the specific needs of Blue Cross staff, so they can serve our members in the most effective manner," said Bert Marshall, president, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. "We also created the facility large enough to allow room for growth in employment."
Throughout its 68-year history, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has been committed to meeting the health care financing needs of Oklahomans. As the state's oldest and largest private health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma provides health care benefit plans for more than 614,000 Oklahomans. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is a division of Health Care Services Corporation, which also operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico and Texas. Health Care Service Corporation is a mutual legal reserve company and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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