Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Welcomes City of Tulsa as Newest Group Member
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma recently was selected through a competitive process to be the City of Tulsa’s health insurance provider, effective July 1, 2009. According to Mayor Kathy Taylor, City of Tulsa, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma was chosen because of "competitive and flexible benefits available to our diverse workforce."
In particular, the City of Tulsa was attracted to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma’s health and wellness programs, including implementation of new, on-site, free health care clinics for City employees and dependents.
"In addition to being the least expensive option for our employees, Blue Cross and Blue Shield also allows us to maintain important employee benefits and also expand benefits, such as on-site health clinics," Taylor said. "Keeping the City’s and employees health care costs stable is important, particularly in these economic times."
"We also are excited that OSU Medical College is a part of our program," Taylor added Encouraging healthier lifestyles and making health care more accessible to our employees was a major point for us. "A healthier workforce contributes to increased productivity and a decrease in overall health care costs. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma’s health care programs not only encourage our employees to live healthier lives, but they also reward them for the healthy choices they make through the Blue PointsSM program."
"We could not be more proud to welcome the City of Tulsa in to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield membership," said Bert Marshall, president, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. "As a major employer in Tulsa, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the health care industry as well as on the city and throughout our state. We’re Oklahomans serving Oklahomans."
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