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Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Lolo (Lauren) Hacker was a happy and active 10-year-old when she was diagnosed with pediatric Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML) on Dec. 12, 2012. The doctors gave Lolo about a 55% chance of survival. Her mom, LesLee, recalls receiving Lolo’s diagnosis and how their family’s world changed in an instant. “I walked out of my

By |2021-10-01T10:59:26-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 14 flu vaccination clinics in early October, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to everyone age 6 and up at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. Vaccines will be administered by Hy-Vee Healthy You mobile clinics.  “We are excited to partner with YMCAs and Hy-Vee to offer no-cost flu shots across the state of Nebraska. With the uncertainty and added risks of

By |2021-09-21T14:58:51-05:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, Best Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has seen nearly a 25% increase in the need for its mental health resources. Best Care EAP works with employers to provide a variety of services to their workers, such as counseling and wellness coaching. The organization’s increased requests for mental health services are largely due

By |2021-09-15T10:41:25-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Caysen was not even 3 years old when a devastating leukemia diagnosis meant he would end up spending the next year in and out of the hospital for treatment. Before diagnosis In summer 2018, happy and easygoing Caysen was looking forward to becoming a big brother.  His parents, Kate and Riley, were just weeks

By |2021-10-01T11:36:59-05:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Special Investigations Unit saves approximately $2.5 million in 2020

Health care fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) is not a victimless crime; it affects individuals and businesses alike. The National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that 3-10% of the money spent on health care is lost to FWA, equating to an estimated $30-$140 billion in losses each year. How FWA occurs Health care FWA can

By |2021-09-09T10:25:01-05:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Special Investigations Unit saves approximately $2.5 million in 2020

Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

2020 promised to be an exciting year for Cami Bergman, Seth Holcomb and their family: A new home in Arcadia, NE; a baby (Kyzer) on the way; and new schools for Keaton (14), Kira (11), Keely (3) and Cami herself, as a special education teacher in the neighboring town of Ansley.   Although the COVID-19 pandemic threw

By |2021-09-10T15:22:07-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

Tuition reimbursement program allows employee to invest in personal and professional journey

What started as a degree path transcended into a newfound confidence for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) account specialist Abbie Liss and her career. Liss is a recipient of tuition reimbursement benefits offered by BCBSNE. The company partners with a variety of universities to provide eligible employees with opportunities for assistance in

By |2021-08-25T10:24:00-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tuition reimbursement program allows employee to invest in personal and professional journey

Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Zach Heerten’s wellness journey began with a simple wellness challenge at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018 and has only blossomed from there. Hosted as part of  BCBSNE’s internal wellness program, the 10K-A-Day wellness challenge encouraged employees to hit 10,000 steps a day for six weeks. “Multiple members of my team

By |2021-08-23T10:29:58-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

BCBSNE’s 2021 interns celebrate a successful summer

This year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) virtually welcomed 24 interns to eight departments, including: information services (IS), actuarial, human resources (HR), marketing, communications, analytics, claims and health network services. In addition to performing the roles and responsibilities in their given departments, interns were busy with a full schedule of activities designed

By |2021-08-25T15:14:32-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s 2021 interns celebrate a successful summer

BCBSNE provides 390 Conestoga Elementary students with supplies for the new school year

Dust off your backpacks and bust out your lunch boxes; it’s back to school season for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and its adopt-a-school partner, Conestoga Elementary. BCBSNE recently supplied 390 Conestoga Elementary students with notebooks, folders, pencils and more to prepare them for the school year during its annual school supply

By |2021-08-20T14:27:53-05:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides 390 Conestoga Elementary students with supplies for the new school year