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It all began with a belief – the elderly deserve ‘dignity in life’

It all began with a nursing home in Fairbury, Nebraska. In 1975, Jack and Eldora Vetter took a leap of faith and bought the facility, with the goal of offering that community’s senior citizens a safe, loving and welcoming home. Grounded in the belief that the elderly deserve “dignity in life,” the Vetter Way was

By |2018-08-01T09:47:49+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on It all began with a belief – the elderly deserve ‘dignity in life’

Retiring types they’re not: Meet 6 boomers who are on a daily high, doing what they love

Retirement is not so retiring these days for a good many baby boomers. Post-work years, after all, are an opportunity to do things you really love. Meet six boomers who are seeing the country, spoiling the grands, working for pocket money, giving back, and making new friends by the dozens. Retirees Terry and Rene

By |2018-07-26T09:57:38+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retiring types they’re not: Meet 6 boomers who are on a daily high, doing what they love

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Protect your personal information

We recently introduced our six-part series focused on getting back to the basics of online security and privacy. These six fundamentals reinforce that, even in today’s tech-centric world, the basics of staying cyber secure are not scary. They’re not really all that technical, and anyone who uses an internet-connected device is able to make a

By |2018-07-26T08:38:39+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Protect your personal information

Wrestling experience inspires Navy vet to compete in Cornhusker State Games

Brittne Westerman-Evert, 31, has a relentless resume – collegiate wrestling on scholarship, intense mixed martial arts training and competition and a decade of service in the U.S Navy. “I’ve always wanted to be the best, and my parents taught me that you have to work hard to be the best. That’s just what I’ve always

By |2018-07-25T09:01:25+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wrestling experience inspires Navy vet to compete in Cornhusker State Games

If you’re a boomer, it’s best to keep working as long as you can. Here’s the evidence.

What will you do in the third act of your life? Will you retire and take it easy, travel — or will you keep working? These days, baby boomers are redefining what retirement means. It isn’t about taking it easy anymore. Boomers are telling Gallup pollsters 60 is the new 40. “Many seniors are taking

By |2018-07-16T08:57:19+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on If you’re a boomer, it’s best to keep working as long as you can. Here’s the evidence.

Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska

The number of opioid medications filled by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members declined 19 percent from 2014 to 2017.  “There has been a lot more attention given by providers to their patients who may be misusing the drugs, filling too frequently, filling before they’ve run out, or maybe having symptoms

By |2018-07-12T11:18:51+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska

Nebraska medical centers/hospitals reducing C-section rates

Thirteen medical centers and hospitals in Nebraska have achieved Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care status for reducing C-section rates for first time, low-risk mothers. “We are very proud of our Nebraska facilities who have been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care,” said Dr Debra Esser, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s

By |2018-07-09T15:12:34+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nebraska medical centers/hospitals reducing C-section rates

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska continually works to ensure the security and privacy of our computers, networks and sensitive information. Since people–not computers–are often the target of hackers, we want to educate you by posting a series of articles that reinforces how to stay safe online. Being cyber secure means doing these six

By |2018-07-05T16:28:53+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy

BCBSNE promotes fresh, local foods through CSA

A community supported agriculture program, or CSA, allows citizens to have access to high quality, fresh and locally grown foods from regional farmers. Most CSAs allow you to purchase a weekly or bi-weekly “share” of food to pick up at a convenient location. Melissa Young, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska health care delivery

By |2018-07-06T10:53:31+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE promotes fresh, local foods through CSA