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Agile project management encourages teamwork, delivers value

By definition, agile means to move quickly and easily. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) teams who use Agile project management do just that while sharing knowledge and delivering value from a customer perspective. Agile is a project management system where a team works together to accomplish tasks in increments by meeting small

By |2019-03-06T08:14:33-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Agile project management encourages teamwork, delivers value

Local students rock hands-on educational challenges through Careerockit

Students at Fullerton Elementary School and Gretna High School recently rocked educational challenges alongside Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative aiming to inspire local students by connecting them with businesses, which host events for students to gain hands-on experiences in a career field.

By |2019-02-25T13:21:49-05:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Local students rock hands-on educational challenges through Careerockit

Dad once needed blood; grateful son now gives back delivering critical cargo for the Red Cross

Omahan Darrell Henning spends a lot of time on the road, navigating traffic and weather to shuttle critical cargo across the Heartland. He doesn’t do it for payment – but for repayment. To Henning, volunteering with the American Red Cross (and securing over-achiever status in the process) is a way of saying thank you for

By |2019-02-25T11:39:55-05:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dad once needed blood; grateful son now gives back delivering critical cargo for the Red Cross

Planning a spring getaway? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

For many, the thought of spring means it’s time to start planning some warm weather adventures—and of course, there’s an app for that. But, according to a recent study by Experian, 33% of the 15 million Americans who have been victims of identity theft had their devices hacked while traveling. So, while many elements of

By |2019-02-20T08:24:04-05:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Planning a spring getaway? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

5 steps to paring down your possessions and giving yourself some mental clarity

Maybe you need to do it out of necessity – you’re moving to a smaller home or a retirement community and your lifetime of accumulation simply isn’t going to fit. Maybe you just have a sense that it’s time – your trove of “stuff” has grown unwieldy and it’s starting to stress you (or your

By |2019-02-18T08:49:39-05:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 steps to paring down your possessions and giving yourself some mental clarity

BCBSNE employee’s act of kindness helps Iowa family get home

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Trevor Hagedorn was meeting a friend for breakfast on an icy Saturday morning when he came across the scene of an accident on Interstate 80. “I saw cars in front of me starting to slow down and wasn’t really sure what happened,” Hagedorn said. “Then, I

By |2019-02-08T08:42:34-05:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee’s act of kindness helps Iowa family get home

BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

As a father of two, husband and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee, Clint Williams knows work-life balance can be difficult to achieve. “It’s always a challenge,” Williams said. “I have two very active boys that play a lot of sports and are very active in school. My wife and I are

By |2019-02-04T11:47:57-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

Marcotte retirement planning seminars provide free advice to pre-retirees

Retirement is the career end goal for most employees, but the formula for a successful retirement is elusive. Marcotte Retirement Plans helps customers find a clear path to their goals through retirement planning seminars. The seminars are held quarterly and are provided to those with Marcotte retirement plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2019-02-04T11:36:02-05:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Marcotte retirement planning seminars provide free advice to pre-retirees

When it comes to saving money on prescription drugs, your pharmacist may be your best source

Most people agree: Prescription drug prices are too high. While there is broad support for legislative solutions – the CREATES Act, for one, which would help speed lower-priced generics to market – fierce lobbying efforts have hampered voting on Capitol Hill. In the absence of an act of Congress, what can older adults do, right

By |2019-02-01T12:38:22-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on When it comes to saving money on prescription drugs, your pharmacist may be your best source