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Stepdaughter’s diagnosis, staggering statistics compel Omahan to join breast cancer fight

Odds are you’ve encountered the bully or know someone who has. Incorrigible and unrelenting, it pummels without prejudice, hovering over its marks with that snarling taunt: “Have you had enough yet?” Omaha’s Karen Crawford has had enough. “We want to find a cure for this disease. It’s a horrible disease,” she says. “One in eight

By |2018-10-29T10:06:32+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stepdaughter’s diagnosis, staggering statistics compel Omahan to join breast cancer fight

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be a good online citizen

As mentioned in our previous stories about getting back to the basics of online security and privacy, anyone who uses an internet-connected device can make a huge impact on their own cyber security, as well as the security of others. This story looks at ways you can be a good online citizen. Being online today

By |2018-10-26T09:46:24+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be a good online citizen

Expanded tuition reimbursement program places higher education in reach

The addition of the Bellevue University Learning Advantage (BULA) program to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) tuition reimbursement benefits places higher education in reach for more employees. BULA, rolled out June 1 in partnership with Bellevue University (BU), builds on the tuition reimbursement opportunities available to eligible part-time and full-time BCBSNE employees.

By |2018-10-17T09:46:58+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Expanded tuition reimbursement program places higher education in reach

4 ways 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. 1. Help Set Employees’ Frame of Mind It’s important to

By |2018-10-23T11:17:09+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 4 ways to prepare your employees for open enrollment

Older Nebraskans taking control of health with YMCA assist

Larry Newill is actively working to keep his Type 2 diabetes in check. Aletheir Evans is now in the habit of monitoring her own blood pressure. Both say their quality of life is improving – and the “why” can be traced back to the Y. Throughout the state, older Nebraskans are taking control of their

By |2018-10-22T09:58:48+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Older Nebraskans taking control of health with YMCA assist

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protecting the internet is “Our Shared Responsibility”

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is excited to once again participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. When everyone does their part, our interconnected world will be safer, more resistant to cyber dangers and more resilient if a cyber incident occurs. Here are some ideas to help you

Geriatric massage ‘takes my cares away’ and relieves chronic aches and pains, patients say

In a darkened room, with music quietly playing and the hint of flowers in the air, 81-year-old Ronna Graskowiak can finally relax. “This takes my cares away,” Ronna says. Ronna is a caregiver to her 90-year-old husband, who is losing his memory. She’s in good hands with certified geriatric massage therapist Nicole Joy at Think

By |2018-10-16T09:48:52+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Geriatric massage ‘takes my cares away’ and relieves chronic aches and pains, patients say

CEDARS: Be creative with wellness program

CEDARS, a Nebraska-based child-service organization, received a Governor’s Wellness Award this year along with 38 other Nebraska employers. The award recognizes businesses that dedicate leadership, resources and time to wellness efforts in the workplace. “We have a great wellness committee,” Joy Crawford, the company’s human resource specialist said. “It’s helpful to have such buy-in from

Cancer struck and there was no way of knowing why

The American Cancer Society estimates 10,320 Nebraskans will develop cancer this year. Most will be diagnosed with breast and lung cancer. People often ask, “Why me?” Many cancers can be attributed to smoking or too much time in the sun. For the following three people, there was no way of knowing why. All they could

By |2018-10-11T08:49:02+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cancer struck and there was no way of knowing why

Giving back in a small way

What drew more than 1,000 volunteers from 30 local companies to 44 non-profit agencies to work on 90 different projects -- all in one day? The answer: United Way of the Midlands 2018 Day of Caring. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, my employer, has participated for many years since the annual event began

By |2018-10-10T11:06:09+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Giving back in a small way