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Making an Impact Annual Highlights

BRIDGING GAPS IN PREVENTIVE CARE

Montanans live in communities spread out across 150,000 square miles of mountains and plains, so not everyone has the same access to care. In 2019, our Care Van® teams again traveled across the state to bridge gaps in access to preventive health services. They helped community providers deliver free or low-cost childhood vaccinations, flu shots, health screenings and even youth sports physicals to about 7,800 Montanans. The Care Vans are supported by the Caring Foundation of MontanaSM, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In June, more than 2,000 runners participated in the 46th annual Governor’s Cup, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT), raising more than $75,000 to help keep the Care Vans on the road.

Learn more about the Care Vans and the Caring Foundation of Montana Read about the 46th annual Governor’s Cup

SUPPORTING COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO IMPROVE HEALTH

A Bozeman organization that provides shelter to people experiencing homelessness saw another unmet need: access to mental health services. A Billings High School wanted to develop a learning environment that nurtures mental health and success. With Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® grants and other donations, BCBSMT invested $540,000 in 21019 to help these and other organizations make an impact in our communities. Through our partnership with Feeding America, for example, we helped the Montana Food Bank Network distribute more than 204,000 meals across the state.

See how BCBSMT supported suicide awareness throughout the state

MAKING CONNECTIONS IN OUR COMMUNITIES

In 2019, more than 200 employees logged about 9,600 volunteer hours through our Blue Corps program with 156 organizations across Montana. BCBSMT contributed matching funds to amplify the time and energy our employees dedicate to these causes. Employees also donated $24,000 to Montana Shares, United Way, the Blue Bear Employee Relief Fund and other charitable organizations during annual giving drives.

Meet our 2019 Volunteer of the Year Watch how volunteers helped build a new play space in Missoula

Uniting Diverse Talent

We support an environment where all employees feel valued, empowered and recognized for their unique talents, perspectives and differences. We’re proud to have received recognition for this commitment in 2019:

  • 100% on the Disability Equality Index
  • America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes America
  • America’s Best Employers for Women, Forbes America
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign
  • Military Friendly® designation, Bronze Status
Learn more about our impact on diversity

CARING FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

As a health insurer, we know the environment plays a part in the health and well-being of our members and communities. We’re committed to sustainable practices like recycling, waste reduction, renewable energy use and responsible food sourcing. In 2019, we recycled nearly 30,000 pounds of paper, saving 250 trees, 40 cubic yards of landfill space, more than 100,000 gallons of water and nearly 5,600 gallons of oil. BCBSMT also participates in the CDP — which helps companies, cities, states and regions manage their environmental impact.

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