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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska announces grants to nonprofits

As a Nebraska-based company, we believe strongly in giving back to our communities. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has a long tradition of providing significant support to nonprofit organizations statewide. “The grants are an opportunity for our company to recognize the meaningful work being done by organizations across the state to impact

By |2019-01-15T11:07:32+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska announces grants to nonprofits

Fitness trackers are great motivators, seniors say, for stepping up activity, feeling younger

Retired Omaha attorney Fred Coffman doesn’t spend his days in court – he spends them on it. Over the last couple of years, the active 77-year-old has developed quite a taste for pickleball, a fast-growing court sport that combines tennis, table tennis and badminton. “I like pickleball because you bend, you stretch. You’re moving frontward,

By |2019-01-14T08:52:42+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fitness trackers are great motivators, seniors say, for stepping up activity, feeling younger

Refresh your insurance knowledge

It’s the New Year and with every New Year comes fresh beginnings. Did you know that it can also mean changes with your health insurance? Many health insurance plans reset annual cost shares (the amounts you pay) on January 1 of each year. This means the amounts you had accumulated towards your out-of-pocket maximum in

By |2019-01-09T10:32:11+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Refresh your insurance knowledge

Food, fun & families: Prioritizing time (and reaping the benefits) in 2019

Kathy Biernbaum of Springfield, Nebraska, brings out her recipe for quality family time every holiday season – it involves copious amounts of flour and frosting. “My mom always did cookie cutouts with frosting,” she says. “I still have that Pillsbury cookbook; it’s from 1955.” For Kay and Mike Glynn of Hastings, Iowa, quality family time

By |2019-01-14T09:01:37+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Food, fun & families: Prioritizing time (and reaping the benefits) in 2019

New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees are harnessing the power of teamwork to meet one common New Year’s resolution during the company’s 12-week New Year, New You challenge. New Year, New You is a team weight loss wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team from Jan. 16 to April 10. Participants aim

By |2019-01-02T10:41:22+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

CASA volunteer says ‘it’s good to be a hero’ in the life of child

Here’s a quick glimpse into the psyche of Elkhorn’s Phil Brown: After he completed his 30 hours of training to become a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children, he volunteered to take on five cases. “They still joke about that. Nobody has five cases,” Brown says. One is typical. Brown and his

By |2019-01-07T09:08:56+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on CASA volunteer says ‘it’s good to be a hero’ in the life of child