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National Children’s Dental Health Month teaches importance of starting good dental habits at a young age

You probably know that teeth are important for chewing and eating. But, do you know they are also important for talking and smiling? That’s what the staff at Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry teaches children throughout the year, but especially in February. Why? Because February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. According to the American Dental

By |2020-02-27T09:35:29-06:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Children’s Dental Health Month teaches importance of starting good dental habits at a young age

Wise & Well: Tawny Archer’s weight loss journey

Tawny Archer, a provider executive at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has lost 82 pounds since the beginning of her weight loss journey. It all began when she was pregnant with her now 17-month-old daughter. “When I was pregnant two years ago, I had gestational diabetes really bad where I had to

By |2020-02-27T08:54:53-06:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tawny Archer’s weight loss journey

BCBSNE volunteers connect with local students through Careerockit

Curated, hands-on learning experiences. That’s what Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) volunteers recently provided to approximately 250 local high school students through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative connecting students and young adults with community partners who host learning opportunities. BCBSNE has participated in Careerockit for four years. For 2020,

By |2020-02-21T09:20:54-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE volunteers connect with local students through Careerockit

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period: What you need to know

If you have a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and want to make a change, the MA Open Enrollment Period (OEP) provides you with a window of opportunity to do so. Here’s what you need to know: OEP: The basics MA OEP runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 each year and gives MA members a

By |2020-02-19T16:38:35-06:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period: What you need to know

Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

News about COVID-19, a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, spread quickly. However, Nebraskans have a greater risk of catching another illness: The flu. Flu activity is currently widespread in Nebraska, according to estimates on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website. Of the 46,145 influenza diagnostic tests performed so far in the

By |2020-02-20T09:00:57-06:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

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