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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.

Nebraskans stride toward better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Nebraskans across the state laced up their sneakers and walked toward better health on Wednesday, April 26 for National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. NW@L Day is an annual event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state encouraging Nebraskans to take a few minutes out of their

By |2023-05-24T17:56:17-05:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nebraskans stride toward better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Wise & Well: Justin Rathbone’s mental health journey

Justin Rathbone has been working through his anxiety and depression since he was 16 and found a way to manage the symptoms with medication until the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March of 2020. “It put salt in the wound and made it much more difficult to deal with,” said Rathbone, cloud engineer at Blue Cross

By |2023-05-24T08:46:08-05:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Justin Rathbone’s mental health journey

BCBSNE’s Heather Mills shares her story for Limb Loss Awareness Month

In honor of Limb Loss Awareness Month, Heather Mills, associate agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), shared her story on the loss of her foot. Her journey began in 2013 when she went to the doctor with calf pain. “The doctor did a scan of my leg from the

By |2023-04-25T12:45:45-05:00April 25th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s Heather Mills shares her story for Limb Loss Awareness Month

Keep your heart healthy with these tips

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? In honor of the occasion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska invites you to check out these tips to keep your heart healthy: Get moving Physical activity is essential for heart health. Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like brisk

By |2023-02-16T13:23:38-06:00February 20th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Keep your heart healthy with these tips

Mom, two daughters find home and support at BCBSNE

For Vicki Snyder, Erica Brouhard and Leslie Booker, being a part of Team Blue is a family affair. Snyder, Brouhard and Booker’s mom, started at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) as a contractor in 2010 before joining the company full time in 2012. Next came Brouhard, claims examiner at BCBSNE, who joined

By |2023-02-10T08:58:09-06:00February 9th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Mom, two daughters find home and support at BCBSNE

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