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A look back at our 2020 Wise & Well nominees

While 2020 was a year of new experiences and changes, one thing stayed at the front of these nominees’ minds: Wellness. Every month, our Wise & Well series highlighted a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee’s dedication to their health and wellness. Here’s a look back at who we recognized in 2020:

By |2020-12-29T08:38:11-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A look back at our 2020 Wise & Well nominees

Wise & Well: Tom Kocanda’s work-from-home wellness

To Tom Kocanda, staying well is less about how many reps you can do at the gym or perfecting portion sizes and more about one thing – your mindset. “In the past, I tended to overcomplicate things when considering how to best approach a wellness lifestyle,” said Kocanda, enterprise security education consultant at Blue Cross

By |2020-12-28T14:26:47-06:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tom Kocanda’s work-from-home wellness

Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography coach provides BCBSNE employees with convenient care

To provide Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees with crucial preventive care, the Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography coach recently visited Blue Cross Centre. The coach travels to local companies, like BCBSNE, and underserved areas to provide convenient breast screenings to women, said Ashlee Murphy, Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography coordinator. “The nice thing

By |2020-12-28T11:42:18-06:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography coach provides BCBSNE employees with convenient care

2020 Newsroom year in review

As a year like no other comes to an end, now is the time to reflect upon where we started and the journey to where we are. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to have kept Nebraskans up to date on the ever-changing landscape of this year, and we are grateful

By |2020-12-23T09:03:18-06:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 2020 Newsroom year in review

BCBSNE finds childhood vaccination rates declining during pandemic, placing Nebraska children and communities at risk

Children in Nebraska are missing critical vaccinations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, raising the risk of preventable disease outbreaks, according to data from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). BCBSNE compared childhood immunization rates for members from January through September 2019 with the rates from January through September 2020, and found vaccinations decreased

By |2020-12-22T09:08:20-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Comments Off on BCBSNE finds childhood vaccination rates declining during pandemic, placing Nebraska children and communities at risk

New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

Sarah Van Buskirk said she didn’t know losing her old customer service position would be a blessing. Living in Humphrey, Nebraska, a town of roughly 800, most job opportunities available to her were located in Norfolk and Columbus, both about 25 miles away. Her new employer as of August, however, is even further from home.

By |2020-12-16T16:02:12-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

Pandemic fatigue: How to combat stress to stay safe

Throughout 2020, the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its regulations. People have faced the stress of the pandemic through restrictions, the threat of sickness and social isolation. The result? A wide-spread feeling of emotional exhaustion known as COVID-19 or pandemic fatigue, according to AMITA Health. What is pandemic fatigue? COVID-19 fatigue

By |2020-12-10T15:33:04-06:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pandemic fatigue: How to combat stress to stay safe

BCBSNE and Nebraska providers saved more than $82 million through Total Care this year

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in the company’s Total Care program drove improved patient health outcomes while lowering the cost of care during the 2019-2020 program year, achieving savings of approximately $82.8 million. Total Care value-based programs are intended to help

By |2020-12-03T10:50:12-06:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE and Nebraska providers saved more than $82 million through Total Care this year

BCBSNE helps protect Nebraskans from the flu with no-cost vaccinations

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), in partnership with the Central District Health Department (CDHD) and YMCA locations across the state, helped Nebraskans prepare for flu season with no-cost vaccinations. CDHD clinics CDHD offered no-cost flu vaccinations to approximately 10,000 students in preschool through 12th grade in collaboration with Grand Island Public Schools

By |2020-11-24T09:26:08-06:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE helps protect Nebraskans from the flu with no-cost vaccinations

Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

Jen Wichern grew up in a food-centric family. Meals were how they came together and showed how much they cared for one another – now she keeps that love for food alive through her passion for wellness. “Healthy eating is crucial to wellness because what you put into your body helps your body perform at

By |2023-09-13T12:59:43-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness