While 2020 was a year of new experiences and changes, one thing stayed at the front of these nominees’ minds: Wellness. Every month, our Wise & Well series highlighted a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee’s dedication to their health and wellness. Here’s a look back at who we recognized in 2020:

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Malorie Maddox’s wellness journey

January 2020








Tawny Archer’s weight loss journey

February 2020








Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

March 2020








How Hugh Teitler, human resources vice president, keeps his mind, body and spirit well

April 2020






Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

May 2020








Derek Wakefield’s approach to holistic wellness

June 2020







Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness awakening

July 2020








Kerry Kremke’s miles of wellness

August 2020








Leah Bond’s lifelong wellness

September 2020








Kiran Ala’s motivation to stay well

October 2020








Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

November 2020








Tom Kocanda’s work-from-home wellness

December 2020







Congratulations to those who were nominated and thank you to everyone who read their stories. We will see you in 2021!