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Out with the old, in with the new: how to securely get rid of that old computer

If you’re thinking about buying a new computer, you may be wondering what to do with your old one: do you toss it, let someone else in the family use it, or just hide it in the closet? Well, whichever you decide, there are some important things to know, and do, to ensure the security

By |2017-12-20T10:26:49+00:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Out with the old, in with the new: how to securely get rid of that old computer

A cyber secure holiday season: Tweens, teens and technology

‘Tis the season for many tweens and teens to receive their first smartphone, tablet or other internet-connected device. When giving the gift of tech, parents should also do what they can to give the gift of online safety. While most young people have grown up with technology and are comfortable navigating their online lives, a

By |2017-12-20T10:27:56+00:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A cyber secure holiday season: Tweens, teens and technology

Blue Cross employees ring for Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign

The spirit of giving is in the air at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). On Dec. 8, more than 140 BCBSNE employees reported to Omaha Hy-Vee and JC Penney locations to ring bells for the Omaha Salvation Army.   The Salvations Army’s Annual Red Kettle Campaign is one of their largest initiatives.

By |2017-12-19T11:07:02+00:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross employees ring for Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign

Message to our policyholders and members from Steven S. Martin

For nearly 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has been committed to providing our members with peace of mind, stability and security in the face of ever-increasing health care costs.  That commitment includes maintaining our long-term viability and independence so that future generations of Nebraskans can continue to count on us to

By |2017-12-19T09:47:27+00:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Our Take|Comments Off on Message to our policyholders and members from Steven S. Martin

Grower award sets BCBSNE wellness program apart

Nebraska’s Governor awarded Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) the Governor’s Large Grower Wellness Award.  President and CEO Steve Martin accepted the award at the Wellcom Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon in November. The award recognizes BCBSNE’s efforts to change employee health behaviors by providing an evidence-based worksite wellness program.  A free

By |2018-02-13T10:02:00+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Grower award sets BCBSNE wellness program apart

Take 5: Calm your busy mind

Stress is a body’s natural defense mechanism. The onset of stress floods the body with hormones that prepare us to respond to danger or other demands. Stress can also be a motivator; therefore, essential to survival. Each person responds to stress differently, but too much stress can lead to health problems. Numerous polls and studies1

By |2017-12-19T09:32:19+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: |Comments Off on Take 5: Calm your busy mind

Identity theft may impact your medical care

High-profile data breaches are making headlines, and affected consumers are no-doubt on high alert when it comes to their credit, banking, and brokerage accounts—but have you thought about the relation between identity theft and medical care? According to the Federal Trade Commission, medical identity theft occurs when a thief uses “your name or health insurance

By |2017-12-14T12:14:26+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Identity theft may impact your medical care

My job gives me every opportunity to not eat healthy

Part of my job revolves around meetings: breakfast meetings, lunch meetings and dinner meetings, plus cocktail hours.  I have the opportunity every day to eat too much and all the bad things.  I just had had enough recently and decided it was time for a change. So my husband and I took on a challenge.  It’s always better

By |2017-12-14T12:14:33+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on My job gives me every opportunity to not eat healthy

BCBSNE’s commitment to Holiday Lights Festival continues

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is the presenting sponsor once again of Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival that kicks off Thanksgiving Eve.  In its 18th year, the Festival showcases downtown Omaha and celebrates the spirit of the holidays by providing a full season of festive family-friendly activities, from music to skating and fireworks.

By |2017-12-14T12:14:42+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s commitment to Holiday Lights Festival continues

Omaha rapper Toot, family embrace Grief’s Journey after ‘seismic loss’

Renault "Toot" Brown is on the rise. The region’s top-selling rap artist at one time is preparing to drop his first album in more than a decade. “It’s all about us dealing with it and her and who she was,” he says. “She was awesome.” “She” is Renault’s late wife, Toiya, mother of three, local

By |2017-12-14T12:14:49+00:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: |Comments Off on Omaha rapper Toot, family embrace Grief’s Journey after ‘seismic loss’