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You never know when you may need it

Jenny Hemmer recently participated in basic life support training for health care providers who work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Hemmer, a nurse case manager, took the class because “as a nurse, I feel like I should always be certified (in basic life support), but you never know when you may

If the gym scene isn’t for you, allemande left and dance your way to better fitness

Debbie Carlson, 67, says she was hooked instantly – ever since that first allemande left and do-si-do six years ago. “I found out about it from a member of a church group. Her square dance club was starting a session of lessons so I went to check it out,” Carlson says. Now, she is fully

By |2019-05-20T08:48:55-05:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on If the gym scene isn’t for you, allemande left and dance your way to better fitness

From coffee shop to cubicle: veteran barista becomes full-time employee

Army veteran Kirstin Booth values being part of a team and helping others. As a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Booth does both. Booth began her career in customer service in January after working in the food industry for 14 years. Moving from Denver to Omaha, she originally

By |2019-05-17T08:48:28-05:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on From coffee shop to cubicle: veteran barista becomes full-time employee

Getting to work can be good exercise

Getting to work is exercise for Brent Roberts. Roberts bikes nearly 20 miles a day, from his home to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I try to ride year around,” Roberts, a business configuration analyst, said. Roberts got started riding with his dad. He got serious about it as a

By |2019-05-16T09:55:20-05:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting to work can be good exercise

Get the most out of your annual check-up

Did you know that under most health plans, preventive visits are covered at 100%? Annual check-ups and screenings with your doctor can be critical in the prevention or early detection of many health conditions. Make sure you are prepared for your annual check-up. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of

By |2019-05-14T09:03:17-05:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take|Comments Off on Get the most out of your annual check-up

Protect your business from email compromise

The Better Business Bureau Foundation and its partners recently presented a free program to local companies about how to protect themselves from business email compromise (BEC). The event was held in Omaha at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. What is BEC? According to the FBI, BEC is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses that

Winside Wildcats win Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska physical education grant

In the rolling corn and bean fields of northeastern Nebraska, the Wildcats are the heart and soul of Winside. Nearly 200 kids, preschool through 12th grade, attend the school in the town of 417 residents. When head volleyball coach Teresa Watters signed the school up to participate in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2019-05-10T09:45:29-05:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Winside Wildcats win Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska physical education grant

The truth about Alzheimer’s disease: We can’t control aging, genetics. That leaves lifestyle

Given the prevalence and devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease, the claims are bound to grab attention. After all, who wouldn’t want to “reverse mental decline associated with dementia in just a week,” “reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by half” or “prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s”? Let’s start with a hard truth: While certain FDA-approved

By |2019-05-06T08:41:24-05:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The truth about Alzheimer’s disease: We can’t control aging, genetics. That leaves lifestyle

Employees ‘Spring into Motion’ through wellness challenge

Spring into Motion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) latest wellness challenge, harnesses the power of fitness trackers, smartphones and spring sunshine to encourage physical activity. Spring into Motion is an eight-week wellness challenge kicking off Monday, May 6. Participants will track their daily steps and activities using a fitness tracker and smartphone

By |2019-04-29T12:23:26-05:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employees ‘Spring into Motion’ through wellness challenge

Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees

They came to the meeting with a great deal of uncertainty, admitting they didn’t know much about their post-retirement health insurance options. Patricia and Marcus Rasmussen will both turn 65 this year and came to the Medicare meeting hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to get advice and answers. “We’re confused

By |2019-05-02T13:13:42-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees