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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 28, is your opportunity to dispose of unused prescription drugs in a safe and responsible manner.  "There are certain drugs that are dangerous and we would prefer not get into the hands of someone else,” said Dr. Debra Esser, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska chief

By |2018-04-26T14:51:49+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

Food security for Lincoln residents focus of Blue Cross Fearless Grants

Food security was the focus of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE)  Fearless Grant presentation in Lincoln, recently. Two programs—The Center for People in Need and Community Crops—were given a combined $15,000 grant. “These two programs each combat food insecurity in a unique way, and provide access to fresh, healthy food to populations that

By |2018-04-26T14:32:22+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Food security for Lincoln residents focus of Blue Cross Fearless Grants

Travel insurance and travel medical insurance – what you need to know

Traveling to an international destination is exciting but it can be stressful. The peace of mind knowing that you’re covered in the event of unforeseen circumstances while traveling overseas may be well worth the cost of an insurance plan. Travel insurance and travel medical insurance sound similar and they both help protect you when you’re

By |2018-04-23T10:07:34+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Travel insurance and travel medical insurance – what you need to know

P4K University pushes teen to work harder in life – not just school

JoAnn Robinson, 14, has big dreams. She enjoys studying math, engineering and robotics at North High School – but her real passion is lights, cameras and action. “I want to be a director,” she says – like her inspiration, director and producer Kenny Ortega, the guiding force behind some of her favorite movies, including Disney’s

By |2018-04-20T10:15:19+00:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Comments Off on P4K University pushes teen to work harder in life – not just school

Over 800 BCBSNE employees gear up to walk at lunch

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s 12th annual National Walk at Lunch day is just around the corner, and over 800 BCBSNE employees are gearing up to walk on Wednesday, April 25. Kathy Nellor, BCBSNE wellness services manager, has been participating in National Walk at Lunch day since it began 12 years ago. “Being

By |2018-04-18T09:51:00+00:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Comments Off on Over 800 BCBSNE employees gear up to walk at lunch

Practice: Preparing for potential cyberattacks

Before any big event, it makes good sense to practice ahead of time to make sure everything runs smoothly. The more you rehearse, the more thoroughly everyone involved knows their roles and responsibilities, and can plan for every possible scenario. Weddings, theatrical performances, speeches, school or work presentations—everyone would likely agree that practice makes perfect

By |2018-04-16T16:00:35+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Security, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Practice: Preparing for potential cyberattacks

Joslyn program gives patrons with memory loss the ultimate gallery experience

Sharon Martin and Mike Hughbanks share a passion for advocacy and outreach related to dementia throught Art to Remember, an interactive program at Joslyn Art Museum. Omahans Mike Hughbanks and Sharon Martin understand the debilitating nature of dementia from two distinct perspectives. At 60, Mike, former chief operating officer at Diversified Financial, brings the patient

By |2018-04-11T13:41:52+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Joslyn program gives patrons with memory loss the ultimate gallery experience

BCBSNE promotes value-based care at second provider conference

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska hosted its second provider conference in Omaha, attracting 221 attendees. The conference was an opportunity for BCBSNE representatives to demonstrate their ongoing interest in collaborating with the provider community. “I loved the pace and the change in speakers; it kept the conference flowing,” said Ashley Trice, patient access

By |2018-04-05T16:11:32+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Comments Off on BCBSNE promotes value-based care at second provider conference

BCBSNE hosts 12th Annual National Walk at Lunch Day

Each year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska encourages the community to come together to walk at lunch for better health. Studies show that walking for just 30 minutes a day can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, improve muscle tone and reduce stress. Tens of thousands of walkers participated nationwide in last year’s

By |2018-04-02T14:28:52+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Comments Off on BCBSNE hosts 12th Annual National Walk at Lunch Day