National Labor Office Executive Director’s Message | Blue Cross Blue Shield

National Labor Office Executive Director’s Message

Published March 19, 2018

“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.  Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead

This month, the NLO hosted its annual Healthcare Strategies meeting. Mark Compton from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City submitted the meeting theme: World-class Solutions, Hometown Relationships. We were pleased to welcome labor and healthcare leaders from across the United States and Europe to our annual meeting.

During the meeting, we also awarded our 2017 Labor Representative of the Year Award to Mike Nowak of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Congrats Mike and all the nominees! Our incredible BCBS teams and the individuals that bring their many talents to the table are the reason BCBS Plans offer unsurpassed health coverage to labor today. Echoing Margaret Mead’s sentiment, our BCBS teams ultimately transform how our labor customers receive BCBS health coverage and serve as a catalyst for offering innovative solutions based on local community needs.

The NLO is pleased to announce our Labor Matters newsletter has gone digital. We’re making it easier than ever to get the latest labor news! To subscribe to our newsletter online, visit  If you have any questions about our online edition, contact

For additional information regarding BCBS Plan programs, please contact your local Plan directly. If you have any questions about the NLO or this newsletter, contact us at 202.626.4815.

In unity,

Bonnie Summers, PAHM, CMCE, CHC
Executive Director
BCBSA National Labor Office