In 2013, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) employees actively supported the following three primary giving campaigns: United Way, Oklahoma Caring Foundation and an internal employee support fund called Blue Bear Employee Relief Fund℠.
BCBSOK has a long history as a supporter of the Tulsa Area United Way and the United Way of Central Oklahoma. This year, employee, retiree and company contributions totaled more than $350,000 for both United Way campaigns. Many employees also donate their time, serving on United Way steering committees, funding allocation panels and the citywide campaign cabinet.
Additionally, employees actively support the Oklahoma Caring Foundation and its flagship program, the Oklahoma Caring Vans, with annual pledges and special fundraising opportunities. Employee pledges for the Caring Vans totaled more than $46,000 in 2013.
Employees also donated more than $15,000 to the Blue Bear Employee Relief Fund, which supports employees facing crises such as catastrophic loss from a house fire or tornado.