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Wise & Well: Jim Hempel’s passion for wellness lives on and off the court

Jim Hempel’s wellness journey began over a decade ago when he first started at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and found it was easy to prioritize his wellness when the company he worked for did, too. “It was the first time my employer was as deliberate about providing programing for its employees’

By |2021-03-31T11:38:44-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jim Hempel’s passion for wellness lives on and off the court

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska holds annual meeting of members, re-elects two board members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) held its annual meeting of members on Monday, March 29. During the meeting, two board members were re-elected for three-year terms: Karen B. Aman, vice president, Mid America Computer Corporation and owner of EnSite Inc., Blair. Dan E. Ernst, associate executive director, Nebraska Council of School Administrators,

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Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic

Joanna is the nursing director of the intensive and progressive care units (ICU/PCU) at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings – one of the areas in Nebraska hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her team of nurses saw an influx of patients and deaths in 2020.  “We wanted to take care of these patients,” Joanna said. “That’s why we are nurses because

By |2021-04-12T10:47:51-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic

Four things to know about the Special Enrollment Period

In response to the pandemic and in accordance with President Joe Biden’s executive order, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at HealthCare.gov. Here are four things to know: What is

By |2021-03-25T12:57:46-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four things to know about the Special Enrollment Period

Your Story: Climbing a fourteener in retirement

My wife and I began our retirement adventures in 2020. It was obviously an unusual year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We really focused on walking and hiking regardless of the temperature. During some time in Colorado, we started doing more aggressive mountain hikes leading ultimately to climbing our first fourteener! We climbed Mt.

By |2021-03-26T13:02:10-05:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Comments Off on Your Story: Climbing a fourteener in retirement

Annual YP Connect learning and development day has a new format

To fit a time like no other, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Young Professional’s (YP) Connect put on a learning and development day for employees like no other. YP Connect is a BCBSNE employee resource group (ERG) supporting YPs and their advocates. The ERG hosts a learning and development event annually, and

By |2021-03-17T11:12:04-05:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Annual YP Connect learning and development day has a new format

Career coaching program offers one-on-one support for employees

Customized, one-on-one support. That’s what Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) career coaching program offers employees. BCBSNE’s human resources department launched the program in February of 2020 to provide employees with a new outlet for professional growth opportunities, Rebekka Erks Byrne, organizational development specialist, said. Through the program, employees connect with a coach

By |2021-03-09T13:49:18-06:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Career coaching program offers one-on-one support for employees

BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently released its 2020-2021 workforce diversity statistics, providing insight to the makeup of the company. Key data include the number of women and people of color in the workforce and on the executive leadership team, the generational differences of employees and the percentage of employees who agree

By |2021-03-10T11:37:21-06:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

COVID-19 update: Vaccine resources, answers from local experts and more now available

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is committed to providing resources to members and the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. View the company’s latest updates below: Member outreach BCBSNE has called more than 560 members who are 65 and older to encourage them to talk to their doctors about the

By |2021-03-03T11:12:14-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on COVID-19 update: Vaccine resources, answers from local experts and more now available

BCBSNE joins #DressinBlueNE effort to fight back against colon cancer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is joining the statewide effort organized by the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) and the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force to help raise awareness of lifesaving colon cancer screening during Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March. BCBSNE encourages its employees and members to participate in Dress in

By |2021-03-03T10:46:19-06:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE joins #DressinBlueNE effort to fight back against colon cancer