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Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

In times of trial, the Omaha community pulls together — sometimes one stitch at a time. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect the vulnerable, Metro Omaha Medical Society (MOMS) has rallied an effort to sew up to 45,000 cloth masks and distribute them to families who may not be able to

By |2020-05-28T16:01:51-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

Health of America study examines benefits of regular exercise

Eat right and exercise regularly. While most U.S. adults have probably heard these simple instructions for maintaining good health, four out of five do not meet recommended physical activity levels, which can impact their physical and mental well-being, according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America study. Conducting the

By |2020-05-27T11:23:59-05:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Health of America study examines benefits of regular exercise

In honor of Memorial Day, BCBSNE employees share their stories

In honor of Memorial Day, two Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees from the employee resource group Military Families United Together shared their stories to encourage others to reach out for support. Military Families United Together is a BCBSNE employee resource group that supports veterans and military families and welcomes anyone who

By |2020-05-26T10:22:00-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on In honor of Memorial Day, BCBSNE employees share their stories

Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees asked for more learning opportunities, the human resources (HR) department made it happen by expanding internal program offerings. “In 2019, employees provided feedback through a company-wide survey,” said Liz Brumels, BCBSNE organizational development manager. “We saw a need to add to our learning and career

By |2020-05-12T14:46:43-05:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

While wellness is usually discussed as an activity or attribute, Matthew Pleggenkuhle views wellness differently. “Wellness is a state of being, not having or doing, and it is important to recognize that emotional and mental wellness are often more important than physical wellness,” said Pleggenkuhle, business process manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2020-05-07T15:35:42-05:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

Megan Fry, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) nurse case manager, is one of the companies 70 nurses who work tirelessly to support members and providers. “Every day is something different,” said Fry. “I usually log on to work about 7 a.m. and am on the phone until my day is done. This

By |2020-05-07T15:26:33-05:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

It’s yet another frustrating consequence of the coronavirus. During a time when we need the immunity-boosting, stress-reducing, weight-controlling benefits of exercise more than ever, it’s tougher than ever to stay active. Fitness centers, from local gyms to YMCA branches, remain closed, which has some people taking quarantine sitting down — in front of the TV.

By |2020-05-11T11:29:58-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

National Walk @ Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to stay well

Even with our altered normal, National Walk @ Lunch (NW@L) Day motivated Nebraskans all over the state to focus on their well-being. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) had over 1,100 Nebraskans and 146 groups and schools take the NW@L Day pledge. Everyone who took the pledge helped raise $4,059 for Special Olympics

By |2020-05-04T10:48:43-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on National Walk @ Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to stay well

Open Door Mission reacts to record demand for food, shelter, health services amid pandemic

Open Door Mission (ODM) is serving through the current health crisis, mobilizing to care for the less fortunate – the homeless and the hungry – by doing more than ever. Currently, with the campus at 2828 E. 23rd St. closed to community partners and almost all volunteers, 70 full-time staff members are carrying most of

By |2020-05-04T09:12:08-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Open Door Mission reacts to record demand for food, shelter, health services amid pandemic