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About Amanda Minckler

Amanda is a communications strategist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). She enjoys writing about various subjects, but especially enjoys working on feature stories on the people who make BCBSNE a special place to be.

Class V of the Nebraska Health Care LEAD program announced

Class V of Nebraska Health Care LEAD was recently announced by the Nebraska Health Care Association (NHCA) and Nebraska Health Care Foundation. The year-long program aids in the development of workforce leaders who can meet the health care needs of aging Nebraskans. “As an association, NHCA’s vision is [to] inspire people to shape their world,”

By |2023-01-13T13:10:49-06:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Class V of the Nebraska Health Care LEAD program announced

BCBSNE awarded the HRAM IDEAL Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has been awarded the Human Resources Association of the Midlands (HRAM) Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy, Leadership (IDEAL) Award. The award, given since 2019 by the HRAM Diversity and Inclusion Committee, recognizes companies in Omaha for their diversity and inclusion initiatives, implementation, research and successes at various levels.

By |2022-11-14T12:00:21-06:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE awarded the HRAM IDEAL Award

BCBSNE raises $382,002 for United Way of the Midlands

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) surpassed its annual United Way of the Midlands (UWM) fundraising campaign goal of $350,000 by raising $382,002. UWM is a local charitable organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable work toward independence through programs fostering basic needs, education and financial stability. For over 30 years, BCBSNE’s annual

By |2022-11-09T13:41:38-06:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE raises $382,002 for United Way of the Midlands

BCBSNE, YMCAs help Nebraskans fight the flu with free vaccines

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state helped Nebraskans fight the flu this season by hosting 20 free flu shot clinics throughout October. “Flu shots are just as crucial this year as every other year,” said Dr. Josette Gordon-Simet, chief medical officer at BCBSNE. “We are so glad we

By |2022-11-02T14:12:37-05:00November 3rd, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE, YMCAs help Nebraskans fight the flu with free vaccines

BCBSNE, Project Fit America bring new ways to stay active to Hitchcock County Elementary

Some in sweatbands, some in bandanas and some in their best matching exercise gear, the students of Hitchcock County Elementary School sat in their lines on the concrete in front of the playground as their principal, Mike Tines, told the story behind the school’s new exercise equipment and curriculum. In addition to the students, community

By |2022-10-18T13:14:14-05:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE, Project Fit America bring new ways to stay active to Hitchcock County Elementary

Closing the gap in maternal health

According to a recent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America study, severe maternal morbidity (SMM) rates increased by 9% in the United States in 2018-2020. Moreover, SMM rates were 62% higher in primarily Black communities and 32% higher in primarily Hispanic communities. According to the study, the health disparities arise from

By |2022-10-03T13:10:20-05:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Closing the gap in maternal health

Wise & Well: Jaye Stentz’s awakening

One early morning in May 2021, Jaye Stentz started his day like most others: he went to let his chocolate lab, Howard, outside; however, when he tried to call him back inside the words weren’t there. “I could think the words, but they weren't coming out,” said Stentz, organization development specialist at Blue Cross and

By |2022-09-26T15:10:54-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jaye Stentz’s awakening

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 20 flu vaccination clinics in 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. There will also be two non-YMCA locations: BCBSNE’s headquarters in Aksarben Village

By |2022-09-19T14:30:15-05:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to offer free community flu shot clinics in October

LEAP informs and empowers local students with on-site career day

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Latinos Empowered to Achieve their Potential (LEAP) recently hosted an on-site career day in partnership with Siembra Nebraska, the Latino Center of the Midlands’ internship program. “It started as a job-shadowing day, but we adjusted it to be a day where we brought in our Latino professionals

By |2022-08-30T15:22:07-05:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on LEAP informs and empowers local students with on-site career day

Wise & Well: Seth Orndorff on keeping wellness fun

Between playing soccer and being on the swim team growing up, Seth Orndorff has always led an active life, but, when college ended and pools became fewer and farther between, he struggled to keep active without getting bored. That is until he found the cure to his activity rut: keeping exercise fun. “I have a

By |2022-08-26T12:18:30-05:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Seth Orndorff on keeping wellness fun