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A Cure for the Blues? Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Self-Prescribed Treatment. ..
Prognosis for the giant health care insurer improving after several problems in the early 1980s.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Fast changing industry outpacing insurance company's adaptation capability.
Bixby Brothers Build on Family Tradition in KC Insurance
February 15, 2005
Brief article describing the elevation of R. Philip Bixby to the position of chairman of the board of Kansas City Life Insurance Co., and Walter E. Bixby III to the position of vice chairman of the company....
Bixby Estate Tax Bill Cut in Court
Article about the tax debt of the Bixby family, "heirs to multi-million-dollar estates of major stockholders of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company," headed by Walter Edwin Bixby, or Walter Bixby, "board...
Blue Cross--Blue Shield
Articles about the local histories of national insurance companies Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Blue Cross established here in 1938 as "Group Hospital Service, Inc. of Kansas City" and Blue...
File containing information about the BMA Building at Union Station Plaza and at 31st and Southwest Trafficways, "from sea level. ..the tallest office structure here, its base level equivalent to perhaps...
The high-rise white marble BMA Tower is the home office of BMA at 31st Street and Southwest Trafficway. The BMA Tower received architectural acclaim upon its completion in 1963 and among other awards received...
BMA Tower Profile (Business Men's Assurance Company)
BMA's Golden Year
Photo and obituary for BMA founder W. T. Grant, or William Grant.
Bowling Team - Kansas City Life
May 5, 1953
Group portrait of members of the Kansas City Life Insurance bowling team with trophy, identified as the 1953 champions of the South Central Business Association Bowling League.
Bruce Dodson Insurance Company
Full frontal and side view of the Bruce Dodson Insurance Company; located at 2800 Wyandotte.
Business: Financial Guardian Makes Quiet Growth
History of the Financial Guardian company, an insurance brokerage firm started in 1970 at 912 Baltimore Avenue and moving with expansion to the "penthouse suite atop the Penntower Building at 3100 Broadway"...
Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr.
June 14, 2008
Obituary for Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr., who died on March 10, 2008. He was born May 19, 1909, and was the great-great-grandson of Kansas City pioneer Thomas A. Smart. Among other things he was a member...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of Walter Bales, vice-president and treasurer of the Midland Life Insurance Company in Kansas City, the grandson of early Jackson County judge Walter Bales and early settler William...
Continental Casualty Company
Newsletter published by the Continental Casualty Company insurance business at 616 East 63rd Street in Kansas City.
Death of a City Block Recalls 100-Year Parade of History
Block 39, encompassing 19th to 20th Streets and Grand to McGee Streets, finally empty of buildings, the last to of which being the Medallion Insurance Building. Originally platted in the 1878 Mastin subdivision,...
Deaths: Dwight L. Strother
Photo and obituary for Dwight Lynn Strother, or Dwight Strother, "6711 Oak, owner of the Dwight Strother Insurance company," a native of Oklahoma coming to Kansas City about 1927.
Deaths: Ross J. Ream
Photo and obituary for Ross Ream, "74, of 229 Ward parkway," a lawyer and co-organizer of "the National Protective Insurance company in 1926" and a native of Gaylord, Kansas.
Dodell Maintains Balance of Fun, Ambition
July 15-21, 2005
Article profiles Leib Dodell, new CEO of Media/Professional Insurance.
Doubting the Benefits
Discusses the recent decision by Hallmark officials to not offer domestic partner benefits to company employees and staff reaction.
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