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Amanda graduated from Creighton University and interned in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Communications Department.

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 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

Add the COVID-19 and flu vaccines to your back-to-school list

With the new school year beginning and fall on the horizon, now is the perfect time to reach out to your health care provider about the COVID-19 and flu vaccines for you and your child. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges everyone ages 12 and up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as

By |2021-08-05T14:50:49-05:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Add the COVID-19 and flu vaccines to your back-to-school list

Wise & Well: Jen Sharpe’s empowerment journey

Jen Sharpe started to fall in love with wellness through hiking and biking 12 years ago in Colorado; then she moved to Nebraska. “I started with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) 11 years ago before we had an onsite gym facility, but we got a free membership to 24-hour Fitness, which was

By |2021-08-03T10:46:01-05:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jen Sharpe’s empowerment journey

BCBSNE again voted Omaha’s Choice for Health Insurance

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently won first place in the Omaha’s Choice Awards for Best Health Insurance Provider for the second year in a row. The awards are presented annually by the Omaha World-Herald, and readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite businesses and service providers using an online ballot.

By |2021-07-07T12:45:10-05:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE again voted Omaha’s Choice for Health Insurance

Oral health is crucial for overall health

Oral health is more than just keeping your pearly whites glistening. It’s about keeping your whole body healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that poor oral hygiene is related to various chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Not only that, but not taking care of your mouth can inhibit your

By |2021-07-07T09:29:55-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Oral health is crucial for overall health

Cornfield, Cornfield yields runners from near and far

Nebraska’s most “Nebraska” race brought runner’s from near and far to Papillion on Saturday, June 12. Cornfield, Cornfield is one of three 10K races that makes up the Born and Raced in Nebraska (BRIN)  Running Series, Powered by BCBSNE. “Cornfield Cornfield is a true hometown race, complete with beer, watermelon and sweetcorn,” said Linda Brown,

By |2021-06-25T09:38:48-05:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cornfield, Cornfield yields runners from near and far

Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

The pursuit of wellness starts bright and early every day for Karah Thompson. “My daily morning routines have helped me focus on my wellness,” said Karah Thompson, agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wake up earlier than I did before we were going into the office, and I

By |2021-06-09T10:13:54-05:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

Back in January of 2020, Glenn Bruneau took the first step of an over year-long journey: recognizing that change needed to happen. “After taking some time to reflect on where I was regarding my personal health both physically and mentally, I concluded I had to make some adjustments to my life,” said Bruneau, information services

By |2021-06-03T12:42:23-05:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE’s) latest internal wellness challenge, Blue Moves, used the power of teamwork and competition to motivate employees to stay active. Blue Moves was a wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE as a part of its internal wellness program, Be Well at Blue. During the six-week challenge, employees formed teams

By |2021-05-20T16:15:12-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge