Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Advertising and Communications

  • Bronze Quill award for the BlueView monthly electronic publication from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in 2004
  • Bronze Quill award for the Caring Foundation Annual Report (2003) from IABC in 2004
  • Bronze Quill award for the Ageless Heroes Photos from IABC in 2004
  • Silver Link award for Doctors' Week (2003) from the Public Relations Society of America in 2004
  • Silver Link award for electronic publication "BlueView Monday" from the Public Relations Society of America in 2004
  • Silver Link award for Intra-Blue from the Public Relations Society of America in 2004
  • Silver Link award for the marketing publication "A New Dental Plan to Smile About" from the Public Relations Society of America in 2004
  • Silver Link award for Champions of Health (2004) from the Public Relations Society of America in 2005
  • Bronze Quill award of Excellence for the Plan 65 Marketing Communications from IABCin 2006
  • Bronze Quill award of Merit for the Rising Cost of Health Care campaign from IABC in 2006
  • Bronze Quill award of Merit for the Oklahoma Caring Foundation annual report from IABC in 2006
  • Silver Link award of Merit for Special Events and Observations from the Public Relations Society of American in 2006
  • Addy award given to HCSC employee Angie Brumley for the BlueService 2.0 Conversion Kit from the Tulsa Advertising Federation in 2006 and 2007
  • Addy award certificate of merit for the Caring Foundation Annual Report (2007) from the Tulsa Advertising Federation in 2008
  • Bronze Aster Award for Advertising Specialty (BCBSOK Volunteer T-Shirt) in 2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Awards

  • Service Excellence awards from the BCBSA - Federal Employee Program (FEP) Director's Office in 2004 (six awards, including three first place awards and two second place awards)
  • Brand Excellence award in 2004, 2005 and 2006 (received seven times in the past 11 years, this award is based on measures that reflect the plan's ability to attract new customers, build customer loyalty and extend and expand the brand)
  • Best of Blue award for the Jump Start Communications campaign in the open enrollment category in 2008
  • Brand Excellence Award from the BCBSA in 2012 & 2011 for having a high member retention rate
  • Service Profile Excellence Plan Award from the National FEP Conference in 2012

Civic and Community Awards

  • Bronze award from Tulsa Walk to Cure Diabetes, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in 2004
  • Immunization Most Valuable Player award presented to HCSC employees Mary Jane Lindaman, Kim Wiles and Brooke Townsend from the Oklahoma State Immunization Conference in 2004
  • Immunization Partner award for the contribution to the "Immunize for Healthy Lives" campaign from the Oklahoma County Immunization Coalition in 2004
  • Best of the Best award for achieving 100 percent of potential (75 percent employee participation, $250 employee per capita and 5 percent increase) from Tulsa Area United Way in 2004 and 2005
  • Platinum award for achieving an employee per-capita giving level of $200-$499 from Oklahoma City Area United Way in 2004 and 2005
  • Top Five Companies award from the American Heart Association Heartland Affiliate in Tulsa in 2004 and 2005
  • Certified Healthy Business award from Oklahoma Turning Point and Oklahoma Academy for State Goals received in 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • Business Recycler of the Year from Metropolitan Environmental Trust in 2005
  • Paragon award presented to HCSC employee Greg Burn (Marketing Services) for initiatives supporting the Child Abuse Network Organization from Leadership Tulsa in 2005
  • Shining Star award for contributions at the yearly Oklahoma City "Kids Carnival" event and coat drive from Positive Tomorrows in 2005
  • Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity's Inspiration award in 2006
  • Toastmaster of the Year award presented to HCSC employee Donna Grady from the Executive Board of Toastmasters of Oklahoma District 16 in 2007
  • Top Five Reader's Choice finalist in the category Local: People, Places and Things Health Care Employer from The Oklahoman in 2007
  • Oklahoma Best of the Best Health Insurance from Oklahoma Magazine in 2007, 2008 and 2010
  • AHIP Foundation Finalist in the large/affiliated category at the 2008 Community Leadership Awards for BCBSOK's commitment to the Oklahoma Caring Van Program
  • Better Business Bureau Accreditation received in 2008 and accredited through May 2009
  • Silver award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes in 2008
  • Runner up "Best of Business" by OKCBiz Magazine in the Health Care Companies category in 2009
  • Leadership Tulsa Paragon Star Award in 2012
  • Silver Link Award from PRSA in 2012 for promotion of the Champions of Health Awards and Gala
  • The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Moran Award in 2012
  • Maureen Reagan Memorial Award from the Alzheimer’s Association in 2012
  • The Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League Equalizer Award in 2012
  • A 2012 nomination for the Journal Record’s Beacon Award
  • A commendation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin in 2012
  • Tulsa Regional Chamber Mosaic Award for Top 20 Inclusive Workplace Culture in 2013
  • Oklahoma Best of the Best Health Insurance by Oklahoma Magazine (Reader’s Choice), 2010-2013
  • Third place “Best of Business” by OKCBiz Magazine in 2013
  • Oklahoma Magazine’s Great Companies to Work For in 2013

Health Care Management

  • Best Practices award finalist for "Office-Based Cardiovascular Stress Testing" from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) in 2008

Information Technology (IT)

  • Five Stars award presented to HCSC employee Ellen Ayers from the HCSC Information Technology Group (ITG) in 2006
  • Stars award presented to HCSC employees Pamela Anderson, Damon Boggs, Bobby Brown, Shirley Bruce, Craig Cocklin, Eddie Davis, John Derrick, Lorenzo Divens, Jerry Farmer, Shayne Frye, Steve Graham, Hollis Griffin, Ed Guthmann, Cameron Hadley, Billy Hannon, Lemoin Helmle, Le Ann Laeger, Raine Igarta, Brian Knapp, Ron McGee and Brandon Precott from the HCSC Information Technology Group (ITG) in 2006

Underwriting

  • Humanitarian award presented to HCSC employees Kathy Skorvage and Gerri Webb from TeamBlue in 2006
  • Excellence in Education award presented to HCSC employee Stephanie Gibson from TeamBlue in 2006