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UNL senior delivers meals and a smile; says it’s a ‘blessing to be a blessing’ to nonprofit

Throughout winter’s street-clogging swirl, Keegan Smith was there for Tabitha Meals on Wheels and its clients. “Every time we called him, he came ... We are so thankful to have Keegan,” an executive with the nonprofit says of their fearless volunteer. For Keegan Smith, 22, it is, quite simply, “a blessing to be a blessing.”

By |2019-04-29T08:22:28-05:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on UNL senior delivers meals and a smile; says it’s a ‘blessing to be a blessing’ to nonprofit

Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

Who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? With a Dress for Your Day initiative recently implemented at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), employees can rock their favorite casual duds around the office any day of the week. “Or a pantsuit, if desired," said Colin Hayworth, BCBSNE talent acquisition manager. "Dress for

By |2019-04-26T08:54:46-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

The health care landscape is continuously changing and growing. Staying informed of emerging trends can help businesses provide the right benefits and keep employees healthier. When businesses have an understanding of the local health care landscape, they are able to make informed decisions for their employees. Here are five health care benefit trends identified by

By |2019-04-24T09:18:57-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

National Walk at Lunch moved Nebraskans

Employees laced up their shoes on Wednesday and headed to Stinson Park in Omaha's Aksarben Village to participate in the National Walk at Lunch day (NW@L). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has hosted the event for the last 13 years. Each year participation in the event has grown, BCBSNE had more than

By |2019-04-25T13:46:41-05:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk at Lunch moved Nebraskans

Millennial health declines at age 27 – Health of America study

A new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study reveals 10.4 million millennials aren’t as healthy as they think. The study found that on average, millennial health begins to decline at 27 years old. A millennial is someone born between 1981 and 1996. “The fact that they are seeing increased chronic conditions

By |2019-04-24T11:12:16-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Millennial health declines at age 27 – Health of America study

Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

In the middle of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) lobby lies a security desk where more goes on than meets the eye. The BCBSNE employees and Frontline Security members who staff the desk handle many situations throughout the day, said Matt Witkowski, life safety specialist. Every day is different because you never

By |2019-04-17T11:16:31-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

Life after a diagnosis – case managers advocate for our members

You’re diagnosed with cancer. Do you hear anything after that word is said? “Your brain shuts down,” said Nan Carmody, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) case management manager. “It’s life changing, effecting everything.” Providing help with life after a diagnosis is what BCBSNE case managers do. Case managers are nurses who advocate

By |2019-04-23T14:59:39-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Life after a diagnosis – case managers advocate for our members

Aksarben businesses walk towards better health on Wednesday, April 24

HDR will join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in celebrating National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day at Aksarben Villiage's Stinson Park from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. “We are very excited to have HDR join us this year,” said Kathy Nellor, BCBSNE’s manager of Wellness Services. “We are

By |2019-08-07T09:47:00-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Aksarben businesses walk towards better health on Wednesday, April 24

Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death among Nebraskans. They account for nearly half of the deaths in the state. Learning more about cancer and how to treat it is the subject of the latest Good, Healthy Life program on NET Television. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is a

By |2019-04-17T09:27:15-05:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Achy joints? Just 10 minutes of low-impact activity daily can help relieve stiffness, swelling

After the winter we had, many of us are eager to put a little spring in our steps. Others, not so much. The prospect of increased activity can be daunting for those wrestling with joint pain – and that’s quite a few people. A national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found

By |2019-08-06T08:28:28-05:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Achy joints? Just 10 minutes of low-impact activity daily can help relieve stiffness, swelling