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BCBSNE ranks eighth in top corporate blood donors in Omaha, Lincoln

Four times a year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) swaps out tables and chairs in its largest conference room for beds and medical equipment brought in by the American Red Cross. Mobile blood drives, like those BCBSNE hosts, account for the majority of donations the organization collects, Teri Vitallo, American Red Cross

By |2020-02-12T10:36:39-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE ranks eighth in top corporate blood donors in Omaha, Lincoln

Tuition reimbursement program draws new talent, creates special moment

Seven years after moving to Arizona, Tony Cimino returned to his home state to take a job with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wanted to come work for a company that was going to invest in me,” he said. Prior to the move, Cimino started classes at Bellevue University for his

By |2020-02-07T09:21:08-06:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tuition reimbursement program draws new talent, creates special moment

‘Think of what your goal is and keep striving for it’

Geni Evans’ decision to focus on her health in 2019 was an easy one. “I always struggle at the end of the year with the holidays and all the treats I love,” she said. “I knew I needed to lose weight and get in shape.” So, Evans, a medical policy and special project clinical analyst

By |2020-01-31T13:57:45-06:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Think of what your goal is and keep striving for it’

Project Houseworks’ volunteers save the day and possibly a life

Ever since Clara Walls moved into her home more than 45 years ago, her front porch has served as a welcoming conduit for countless friends and loved ones. The leaky roof was disheartening. Walls couldn’t afford it fix it. But, even then, that seasoned porch connected her to another life-saving relationship. “I would never have

By |2020-01-30T14:54:38-06:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Project Houseworks’ volunteers save the day and possibly a life

Wise & Well: Malorie Maddox’s wellness journey

Even before Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Malorie Maddox came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018, she made wellness a priority in her life. “I was born with rheumatoid arthritis, so at a very early age I had a doctor tell me I have to be active my whole life,”

By |2020-01-29T15:49:16-06:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Malorie Maddox’s wellness journey

Partnership with AIM, volunteers support local tech community

Corey McCallan originally planned to become a teacher. “That was my career path early on,” he said. Though he ultimately pursued a different path, McCallan found opportunities to share his knowledge with students as an Agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). McCallan and many of his information services department

By |2020-01-27T13:23:20-06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Partnership with AIM, volunteers support local tech community

Own Your Privacy in 2020

When you get junk mail, do you wonder how the sender got your address? And those unwelcome telemarketers – how did they get your phone number? The data privacy landscape is quickly evolving. Many states in the US have modeled laws after Europe’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). California’s Consumer Privacy Act went into effect

Seniors move, strengthen and connect in SilverSneakers fitness program

Kathleen Mohle was 30 years old when The Temptations released “My Girl” in 1965. Now the classic tune – “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day . . ." – serves as workout music for the active 84-year-old, one of 20 seniors in a SilverSneakers class at the Armbrust YMCA. SilverSneakers is a health and

By |2020-01-14T14:27:12-06:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Seniors move, strengthen and connect in SilverSneakers fitness program

Board member has special ties to Red Cross

When Jeanne Jones was a child, she watched her father come home with a bandage around his arm every four to six weeks. Following in her father’s footsteps, Jones received her own first bandage at 18 after donating blood through the American Red Cross as a high school student. “My father was very inspirational,” Jones

By |2020-01-14T08:38:24-06:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Board member has special ties to Red Cross