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Employees share traditions at Diwali celebration

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Diwali celebration, employees enjoyed singing, laughter, food and fun while sharing in the traditions of their coworkers. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated at BCBSNE annually. The company’s Diversity and Inclusion Business Council, which cultivates an inclusive culture, sponsors the event. Dorina Mahler, Agile

By |2019-11-15T14:37:13-06:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Employees share traditions at Diwali celebration

‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Joni Wheeler began her career solving problems. After studying English and prelaw at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Wheeler joined West Corporation as an editor. “They put me in an area that was all technology people,” Wheeler said. “I saw my colleagues were busy all the time. I would finish my work really fast

By |2019-11-13T13:35:22-06:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) annual fundraising campaign combined time honored traditions with new ideas to support United Way of the Midlands (UWM). For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for UWM, a nonprofit dedicated to the education, financial and health needs of the community. The fundraising festivities began with

By |2019-11-07T14:29:05-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

Open enrollment and health insurance: What employees need to know

The holidays are right around the corner, but before the festivities begin, many employees will tackle the challenges of another season: open enrollment. What is open enrollment? Open enrollment is a set period of time where employees can review and elect benefits, including health insurance, for the following year. Most employers complete open enrollment in

By |2019-11-06T15:09:01-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Open enrollment and health insurance: What employees need to know

Millennial health decline has long-term economic consequences

In the course of the last several years, millennials have shown that they are very different from previous generations in a number of ways. Defined as the generation born from 1981 to 1996, they are the largest, most educated, and most connected generation the world has ever seen. However, recent data also show the beginnings

By |2019-11-07T10:36:25-06:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Millennial health decline has long-term economic consequences

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska launches new individual and family plan for 2020

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is introducing a new individual and family health insurance plan called Armor Health. Coverage under this new plan begins Jan. 1, 2020. “As part of our ongoing commitment to serve the health care needs of all Nebraskans, lower costs and encourage better health, we are excited to

By |2019-11-05T15:06:21-06:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska launches new individual and family plan for 2020

From family practice to health insurance, she’s followed her passion for helping people

Growing up, Jo Gardner knew she wanted to work with others. “I’ve always been a people person,” she said. With encouragement from her family, Gardner combined her passion with her love of learning to become a doctor. After graduating from medical school, she began her career in India, working in rural, underserved areas. “That was

By |2019-11-04T07:44:34-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on From family practice to health insurance, she’s followed her passion for helping people

Snowbirds have unique Medicare options to consider

It’s that time of year—when snowbirds are getting ready to migrate to warmer climates. If you’re one of them – a retiree that flocks south during the winter months - or just considering taking an extended vacation, remember to consider what kind of health insurance coverage you will need. With Original Medicare, a Medicare Supplement

By |2019-10-30T10:24:28-06:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Snowbirds have unique Medicare options to consider

BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently received the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award from United Way of the Midlands (UWM) at the nonprofit’s annual meeting and luncheon. UWM presents the award annually to a company that consistently strives to improve the community through volunteerism. Selection is based on the percentage of

By |2019-10-24T15:59:25-06:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Local experts share nutrition tips, resources

Learning how to properly fuel your body can be tricky in today’s world. On social media, influencers push products promising weight loss and fad diets monopolize the web. At the grocery store, packages shout fat-free! light! superfood! and other buzzwords from the shelves. But how do you know if a food or product is really

By |2019-10-16T14:14:45-06:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Local experts share nutrition tips, resources