BCBSND is the Official Sponsor of Recess

Official Sponsor of Recess logoWe believe all North Dakotans — including your employees — should take time for recess. That's why we became the Official Sponsor of Recess in the state.

What Does That Mean?
It's our commitment to promote healthy physical activity and wellness for everyone in the state, at any age. It means we invest resources into:

  • Promoting opportunities for North Dakotans to engage in daily, healthy activity
  • Advocating for health and wellness
  • Supporting events and programs that encourage physical activity

Why are We Sponsoring Recess?
Health care costs continue to rise making it increasingly harder for employers to offer insurance benefits to employees. One of the main contributors to rising health care costs is unhealthy lifestyles and inactivity.

Members and employers throughout the state told us they expect us to lead the way in supporting healthcare and wellness efforts. We listened and we are responding with efforts like these:

Worksite Wellness

K-5 teachers across the state are moving more and learning about the important of daily physical activity using RECESS YES! kits.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Friday Night 5K
BCBSND is the signature sponsor of this popular part of the Fargo Marathon. This event gets walkers, runners, strollers and wagons moving along the route. But more importantly, it gets people excited about physical activity.

Recess West Playground at the Mall
To give kids some healthy activity and play time during shopping trips, BCBSND sponsored the play area in the West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo.  The Recess West playground is free and open to kids any time the mall is open. 

Other programs we sponsor to promote movement and healthy lifestyles include:

Health Club Credit


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This program is part of a comprehensive health and wellness platform, BlueElements, which focuses on six dimensions of well-being—physical, social, emotional, financial, environmental and professional.