Making an Impact
Proud to Be Blue for 80 years
As we celebrate Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) 80th Anniversary, I’m proud of our employees and our commitment to improving the health and wellness of not just our members, but all Oklahomans.
Our company continues to introduce valuable community-minded initiatives and activities that wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and generosity of our employees.
In addition to health and wellness, philanthropy and volunteerism are at the core of our company’s culture. Throughout 2019, more than 560 of our employees participated in 138 company volunteer activities and logged 13,844 hours of service to 261 nonprofit partners across the state through the Blue Corp Employee Volunteer Program. In addition to their time, employees also donated to organizations through our annual employee giving campaign, participated in donation drives and supported entrepreneurship programs.
As a company, BCBSOK continues to invest in community organizations that have a positive impact on the health of our state. I’m honored to serve as the president of a company that supports our neighbors and communities each year.
Like all of our dedicated Oklahoma team members, I am Proud to Be Blue and looking forward to seeing where the next 80 years takes us.
Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D.
President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Investment in MyHealth Access Network Helps Track and Contain COVID-19
With support from BCBSOK, MyHealth Access Network will provide its secure health records portal to all qualified providers to help rapidly identify and contain potential new COVID-19 hot spots.
Caring Vans Hit the Road in Coronavirus Testing Effort
With the help from the Caring Vans, Oklahoma surpassed its May goal of testing 2% of the population as the state eased restrictions established to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Jenny Koetter Named 2019 Volunteer of the Year
Koetter, a program coordinator for the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, volunteered more than 175 hours throughout the year at several nonprofits in central Oklahoma.
Promoting Steam Careers for Girls
More than two dozen members of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma visited the Tulsa headquarters to learn about STEAM-related professions that may interest them in the future.
Supporting a New Generation of Rural Health Providers
Partnering with the Oklahoma Youth Expo scholarship program supports students from rural communities who plan to return home and practice medicine.
Helping Oklahomans Get Covered
With events, Mobile Assistance Centers (MACs) and other forms of outreach, we’re working to help uninsured Oklahomans find affordable coverage options that meet their needs.