I had the honor of spending the day with Skye the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Owl at Grandma's Marathon cheering the runners to the finish line which was just about a mile away.  On that Saturday it was the "cheer zone" but soon it will be the location of the new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Retail Center in Duluth.

The new BC/BS of MN Retail Center is on the ground floor of the new maurice's building in downtown Duluth, corner of Superior Street and 5th Avenue West.  It was a perfect location to cheer the racers to the finish!

They have other retail centers located in Edina and Roseville, MN.  People have asked me to define "retail center".  Was this where they could go buy socks or a beach towel with the Blue Cross/Blue Shield name on it?  No, lol, even better!

Let me ask you, how many times have you been on hold with your medical insurance company listening to a recording that someone would be with you soon.  You sit there waiting to ask a question to a real person and you CAN'T hang up, because it's a need-to- know answer and you have no where else to turn?

That's where the BC/BS Retail Center in Duluth comes in.  Their purpose is to sit down face-to-face with you and answer your questions.  How cool is that?  You can also get educated on your insurance before you purchase, they'll help you pick the perfect plan for you and your family.  No more guessing!  The most exciting thing about the new retail center is that they want to be involved in your health and wellness and therefore will be offering some fun classes to get you out and enjoying a healthy lifestyle in the next few months, I hope you'll be able to join me and experience "personalized service from the experts".

Speaking of joining me, the BC/BS of MN Retail Center's Duluth location will be having a grand opening and I'll be broadcasting from it on July 14 (same day as downtown Duluth's sidewalk days).  The Chamber will be conducting a ribbon cutting at 11a then we're going to get our zen on with sidewalk yoga!  The first 50 people get a free yoga mat, ALL participants will get a free BC/BS towel.  Take a tour of the new Retail Center and enjoy some healthy summer food!  Mark your calendars, especially if you work downtown, I'll just be a hop, skip and a downward dog away :)