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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 |2019-08-06T09:15:51-05:00November 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 |2017-12-14T12:15:13-06:00November 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from nearly every BCBSNE department painted, cleaned, did yardwork, sorted food and clothing – and even ripped up outdated books to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 |2018-02-26T15:06:17-06:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Award recognizes Blue Cross commitment to community

Saving Grace rescues leftovers to give others a good meal

Beth Ostdiek Smith has quickly become an expert at turning excess into impact. “I just felt compelled that I needed to do this, so I gave my employer a month’s notice and began putting this together,” she says. “We started with three food donors and three recipients.” Four years later, the non-profit Beth founded, Saving

By |2017-12-14T12:15:20-06:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: |Comments Off on Saving Grace rescues leftovers to give others a good meal

Options are out there for Medicare recipients

Medicare’s annual enrollment period runs from now until Dec. 7.  During this time, Medicare recipients can evaluate their current plans and shop around for other options. Doing a little homework now can save you a lot of time and hassle down the road — and it might save you some money. The first step is

By |2019-08-20T10:08:04-05:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Options are out there for Medicare recipients

Retirement nowadays means staying healthy

You don’t think about it until you have to:  retirement.  As the time creeps closer, the questions keep popping up from your family and friends.  When are you going to retire?  What are you going to do after you retire? As a physician, the first thing that comes to mind is, Why would I retire? 

By |2017-10-26T14:55:41-05:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retirement nowadays means staying healthy

How to prepare your employees for Open Enrollment

With so many variables going into choosing a health insurance plan, it’s no wonder making the right decision can seem daunting. A little confusion is inevitable, but there are ways to make sure your employees have a great open enrollment season. Here are some tips. Help Set Employees’ Frame of Mind It’s important to have

By |2017-12-11T15:46:14-06:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on How to prepare your employees for Open Enrollment

Wellness top of mind at Health and Safety Fair

Desiree Adams and Tiffany North checked out their body mass index at the Fit in the City display during Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Health and Safety Fair recently.  The pair work in the Claims department and were just a few of the hundreds who stopped by the fair for wellness information and

By |2017-10-17T10:47:46-05:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wellness top of mind at Health and Safety Fair

Use voicemail to avoid phone scams

Are you tired of constantly receiving calls from phone numbers you don't recognize only to be asked to buy something or provide personal information so the caller can “help you”? You’re not alone! As the world seems to be shrinking, and communicating across the planet becomes easier and cheaper than ever, we find ourselves in

By |2020-10-06T16:01:37-05:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Team Blue|Comments Off on Use voicemail to avoid phone scams

5 ways to be a wise consumer of health care

It’s time to take a look at how we shop for coverage and services related to our own health. We may not be able to control healthcare costs but we can become educated and take steps to control what we spend on it. Here are 5 ways to be savvy with your health care: Know

By |2017-10-23T09:02:59-05:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on 5 ways to be a wise consumer of health care