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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’

Worth the wait to play in Ord

The kids were all dressed in matching t-shirts - sitting and squirming in the September afternoon sun in Ord, Nebraska waiting to play. Their attention, for a while, was on the principal who was introducing people they’d never seen before.  They sat in anticipation of what would happen next: finally after months of waiting, they

By |2017-12-14T12:14:56+00:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Worth the wait to play in Ord

Celebrating Diwali in the workplace

Diwali, a festival of lights, is the most celebrated festival by Indians all over the world. The word “Diwali” is derived from the Sanskrit term "deepavali,” which translates to "rows of lamps.” Diwali has been a celebrated at BCBSNE for years and seems to only grow in popularity. “Our office culture reflects shared values,” Scott

By |2017-12-14T12:15:13+00:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement|Comments Off on Celebrating Diwali in the workplace

Award recognizes Blue Cross commitment to community

Each year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees give their time and talent through United Way of the Midlands’ annual Day of Caring. This year, on Aug. 25, teams and individuals from nearly every BCBSNE department painted, cleaned, did yardwork, sorted food and clothing – and even ripped up outdated books to

By |2018-02-26T15:06:17+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Award recognizes Blue Cross commitment to community