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Gifts for Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program fulfill late sister’s wish ‘to do more’

Yes, Omaha, there is a Santa Claus. We can catch glimpses of him all around us, winking in the reflections of those who revel in committing brazen acts of kindness this time of year. Jeanne Layendecker is one of them, inspired and empowered by another cheerful giver, her big sister, Terri Hinton. “Terri and I

By |2019-12-23T08:42:15-06:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Gifts for Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program fulfill late sister’s wish ‘to do more’

12 months of healthy tips for a more vibrant 2020

Make 2020 your healthiest year yet with a month-by-month commitment to wellness. “If you want to shed bad habits and develop healthy ones, make your move,” says Sarah Emanuel, manager of wellness services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “Start with one healthy choice and keep going. Good habits can improve your

By |2020-01-13T15:41:27-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 12 months of healthy tips for a more vibrant 2020

Holiday tradition inspires 13 years of giving

Bob Basile and his friends used to exchange gifts for the holidays. One year, they started a new tradition, swapping presents for donations to support Channel 94.1’s annual diaper drive for Lydia House, the Open Door Mission’s women’s shelter. “You know that old saying about giving being better than receiving?” Basile said. “It’s true.” After

By |2019-12-17T16:08:58-06:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Holiday tradition inspires 13 years of giving

Annual bell ringing tradition continues at BCBSNE

Red aprons donned and bells in hand, 47 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees recently volunteered to support the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. BCBSNE employees volunteer annually for the campaign, which helps fund Salvation Army programs year-round. Some volunteers, such as Cara Jacobson, BCBSNE product manager, are seasoned bell ringing experts.

By |2019-12-16T13:09:08-06:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Annual bell ringing tradition continues at BCBSNE

Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make taking care of yourself trickier than perfecting a gingerbread house. However, it’s important to prioritize healthy habits, so you can experience all the joyous events of the season. Follow these five tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s wellness team to stay in tip-top-shape.

By |2019-12-10T11:37:09-06:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

Conestoga Elementary students spread holiday cheer

For more than a decade, Conestoga Elementary students have brought holiday cheer for all at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to hear. Vocal Music Teacher Lisa Greeno brings fifth and sixth grade chorus students to carol at Blue Cross Centre annually through BCBSNE and Conestoga Elementary Adopt-a-School partnership. With bops like “Hip

By |2019-12-18T09:20:59-06:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Conestoga Elementary students spread holiday cheer

Resiliency series helps employees grow challenge-tackling skills

Chris Johnson was a “goofy ADHD kid in the ‘60s.” “I had too much energy and was not very focused,” he said. “By the time I got to college, I flunked out my first year because I didn’t know how to be a student.” Johnson failed his English class three times in two semesters and

By |2019-12-10T08:39:01-06:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Resiliency series helps employees grow challenge-tackling skills

Cholesterol 101: Know your numbers

Curious about your health? Run the numbers with a little help from your doctor, of course. Math and health care go hand-in-hand with measurements related to your blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol providing an overall picture of your health, according to BlueHealth Advantage. By knowing your numbers and their potential impact, you and

By |2019-11-26T11:33:28-06:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cholesterol 101: Know your numbers

Medicare seminar provides answers to retirement uncertainties

On a sunny autumn afternoon, the Hastings Public Library meeting room is packed with Nebraskans looking for answers about Medicare. With a sense of urgency - as the Medicare open enrollment period winds down— the crowd peppered questions at representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), including: How do you switch from

By |2019-11-26T09:48:15-06:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare seminar provides answers to retirement uncertainties