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Toddler with rare disease making strides

Two-year-old Giulia DiGiacomo loves being around her two big sisters and playing in the front yard, but right now, she’s all about “Baby,” her aptly named baby doll. Intrigued by a nearby high chair, Giulia loosens her grip, helps settle Baby in, and sets out a multicolored buffet of rubber balls. Moments later, the toddler

By |2019-10-07T09:02:55-06:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler with rare disease making strides

525 BCBSNE employees receive free flu shots

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently provided 525 employees with free flu vaccines at Blue Cross Centre. Think Whole Person Health Care personnel, including Pharmacy Manager Jennifer Krobot, administered the vaccines. BCBSNE provides free vaccines onsite for employees annually. Krobot recommends getting the vaccine between the end of September and beginning of

By |2019-10-29T09:40:14-06:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 525 BCBSNE employees receive free flu shots

350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

In one day, at 30 nonprofit agencies, 350 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees gave back to the community during United Way of the Midlands (UWM) Day of Caring. UWM Day of Caring is an annual volunteer service event pairing corporate teams and individuals with nonprofits in need of assistance. From cleaning

By |2019-11-08T09:20:43-06:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

BCBSNE hosts annual health, safety and benefits fair

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) travel-themed health fair, employees chose their own adventure while visiting booths and learning more about health, safety and benefits opportunities available in the company and community. BCBSNE hosted the fair at Blue Cross Centre. More than 35 vendors, including Jeana Tortorilla with the National Safety Council,

By |2019-09-25T09:20:52-06:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE hosts annual health, safety and benefits fair

He ‘stumbled’ into a new passion. Now, he’s a world champion

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Josh Ihnen “stumbled” into a new athletic passion five years ago. “I graduated from college in 2013,” Ihnen said. “I was a wrestler in college and wrestled my whole life. I was kind of bored not competing in something.” Then, Ihnen and a friend went to

By |2019-09-24T08:37:39-06:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on He ‘stumbled’ into a new passion. Now, he’s a world champion

Ready for Medicare open enrollment? Here’s how to make sure you’re in the right plan

With October on the horizon, it’s time for seniors to prepare for that annual checkup – on their health, as well as existing health insurance plans. “Ask yourself ‘Is my current plan meeting my needs or is there something better out there?’ You want to maximize your coverage and dollars, and make sure you’re in

By |2019-09-19T09:42:59-06:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ready for Medicare open enrollment? Here’s how to make sure you’re in the right plan

YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

The start of football season recently led to a little fall fun in support of the community at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The company’s Young Professionals (YP) Connect group hosted its annual tailgating event at Blue Cross Centre. Music, nachos and yard games abounded and more than 400 personal hygiene items,

By |2019-09-12T15:31:24-06:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

It started as a joke between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Alejandro Cardenas and his manager: “Do you have any more siblings who’d want to come work with us?” “I’d say, ‘yeah, but they have good jobs right now,” Cardenas, one of four siblings, said. Then, Moises Cardenas started at BCBSNE

By |2019-09-11T14:29:34-06:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

Going aboard? Omaha family’s ordeal makes strong case for travel medical insurance

A broken dental crown in Germany. A fall with injuries in Egypt. A heart problem in the Caribbean. Medical emergencies can have a stunning lack of respect for our international travel plans, but as Omahan Amy Tokos can attest, a simple precaution can spare an incredible amount of headache and expense. “It was kind of

By |2019-09-04T08:54:25-06:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Going aboard? Omaha family’s ordeal makes strong case for travel medical insurance

Cutting through the noise of health care billing

We all agree, health care can be complicated. Especially when you move between doctors and health care systems. They need to talk with each other to share your basic health care information. This is called interoperability, when different information systems, devices or applications connect or coordinate to optimize health care. The National Academy of Medicine

By |2019-09-03T09:51:44-06:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cutting through the noise of health care billing