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More Americans at risk for colorectal cancer due to rise in chronic health conditions

With chronic health conditions on the rise, more Americans are at risk for colorectal cancer, according to a recent Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health of America study. A key component of the study’s findings relates to the health of millennials, who were born between 1981 and 1996. BCBS previously examined millennial health and found

By |2020-09-23T12:35:22-05:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on More Americans at risk for colorectal cancer due to rise in chronic health conditions

Wise & Well: Kerry Kremke’s miles of wellness

Kerry Kremke, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) chief information security officer and director of information security and privacy, believes wellness is a journey influenced by his actions. “What I eat, the activities I do, the way I work with people, the attitude I choose to take and my spiritual connection are a

By |2020-08-28T13:46:21-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kerry Kremke’s miles of wellness

Staying safe and secure online this school year

School is back in session, and as we all know, it’s much different than any year before. Schools across the country are adopting various forms of all-digital or blended virtual and in-person classrooms. With this new normal comes an increased use of online learning, which makes it even more important to make sure students don’t

BCBSNE helps Conestoga Elementary prepare for an uncertain school year

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) school supply drive for Conestoga Elementary was back in session this year with the need greater than ever for donations. “Many families are struggling to pay bills, so money for school supplies is not available,” said Mindi Struck, agile project manager at BCBSNE and drive volunteer. Even

By |2020-08-28T13:48:10-05:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE helps Conestoga Elementary prepare for an uncertain school year

BCBSNE employees stay active at home with virtual group exercise

Since March 24, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness team has been offering virtual group exercise classes for employees. The wellness team made the adjustment to the regular, in-person group exercise classes offered in the onsite gym at Blue Cross Centre as employees transitioned to working from home due to the pandemic.

By |2020-08-20T16:20:15-05:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees stay active at home with virtual group exercise

Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer as director of diversity and inclusion. Warren-Teamer has more than 10 years of experience in community outreach. In her new role at BCBSNE, she will direct and develop the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. “We

By |2020-08-12T15:52:11-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

BCBSNE supports successful WOWT Stuff the Bus back-to-school drive

Because of those who made donations, as well as volunteered in many ways, it was another successful year for Stuff the Bus, WOWT’s annual back-to-school drive to collect school supplies for Omaha-area children in need. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was an event sponsor and provided its parking lot as a drop

Protect yourself from ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that cyber criminals use to lock you out of your files until you pay the bad guys to release them. It’s a growing online threat and a growing source of cash for the criminals. The most recent numbers from the Department of Homeland Security, pre-COVID-19, show that

Is that article really true? Here’s how to find out

The internet is rich in information and resources. But, with any open forum, some content found online may be designed to misinform or take advantage of you. Honing your critical thinking skills is by far the best defense against scammers and purveyors of misinformation who lurk online. Those skills can raise red flags telling you

By |2020-08-13T08:57:05-05:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is that article really true? Here’s how to find out

COVID-19 summer safety tips

Summer may be winding down, but the season’s not over yet. Utilize these coronavirus (COVID-19) summer safety tips to protect your health while enjoying your favorite warm-weather pastimes. Farmers markets Always make sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing when at a farmers market. If the booths and lines aren’t setup in a

By |2020-08-13T08:57:55-05:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on COVID-19 summer safety tips