Lansing headquarters of Accident Fund takes starring role in ‘Under the Radar Michigan’

A screen capture from the “Under the Radar Michigan” episode.

Accident Fund Holdings, a workers compensation company and wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, has added new vitality to downtown Lansing since opening its headquarters in a former abandoned power plant in 2011. The company’s efforts to renovate the massive building and breathe life into the city of Lansing are showcased in a recent episode of “Under the Radar Michigan.”

In the episode, BCBSM President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp explains the combined effort it took to make the project come together. “When we first started looking at an older power plant and turning it into business use, everybody thought we were crazy,” said Loepp. “[The building] has had a phenomenally positive impact on the city and the region.”

Now in its second season, the 30-minute “Under the Radar Michigan” episodes air on public television stations across the state and feature weekly episodes to connect people to their home state.

“We are honored to have Accident Fund national headquarters featured in an Under the Radar Michigan episode,” said Liz Haar, president and CEO of Accident Fund Holdings. “The show truly exemplified the importance of economic development in Michigan’s core cities and Accident Fund is proud to be a big part of that effort in downtown Lansing.”

Find out when the full episode airs here, or watch it on the Under the Radar Michigan website.

CEO Dan Loepp’s “Rx Plan for A Healthier Michigan” Featured in DBusiness

Blue Cross’ efforts to strengthen Michigan’s core cities, build healthier communities and continue its mission of providing access to quality health care in a changing economic and regulatory landscape are spotlighted in a new 16-page supplement in the current issue of DBusiness magazine.

This special section, titled “Daniel Loepp’s Rx Plan For A Healthier Michigan,” appears in the November/December 2011 issue of DBusiness.

The supplement articulates the president and CEO’s vision for the company to lead Michigan to a future of good health, economic growth and prosperity. Its six stories include features on the Blues’ various partnerships with providers (including the patient-centered medical home program (PCMH), the nation’s largest program of its kind), how the company is preparing for federal health care reform, and the company’s efforts to strengthen the core cities of Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing.

DBusiness is the most widely circulated monthly business publication in southeast Michigan, focusing on business leadership, innovation, industry trends and market forces shaping the regional economic climate.

BCBSM Chief Dan Loepp, Employees Take Part in Detroit Tigers Game-Day Festivities

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp threw out the ceremonial first pitch and Blues employees pitched in on the grounds crew and by singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” as the Detroit Tigers took on the Cleveland Indians last week at Comerica Park.

Watch Dan Loepp Throw the First Pitch on BCBSM Employee Day

The Tigers offered up nearly 3,000 tickets to Blue Cross to welcome employees who are moving to downtown Detroit. PAWS, the Tigers’ mascot, led employees on a walk to the park before the game from BCBSM’s Lafayette Boulevard headquarters.

Blues employees met Tigers announcers, put out the bases, exchanged lineup cards and announced the starting lineup. Nikki Thomas, a secretary in Corporate Communications and a vocalist in her free time, was nominated by her coworkers to sing the National Anthem.

See Blues Employee, Nikki Thomas Sing the National Anthem

Our thanks to the entire Detroit Tigers organization for a great night at the ballpark. (And in case you’re wondering, Detroit won the game 4-0. Go Tigers!)