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.

Christen Schuler’s path with Possibilities

When Christen Schuler was expecting her fourth child in 2020, she would never have imagined the stress of a pandemic would take a back seat to a roller-coaster pregnancy. “Very late in the first trimester, I had my first appointment with a sonogram,” said Schuler, health data analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2024-03-27T15:12:17-05:00March 27th, 2024|Categories: Articles, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Christen Schuler’s path with Possibilities

Noni Williams named 2024’s Outstanding Young Omahan of the Year

Noni Williams grew up admiring the community members and peers she had seen picked as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (TOYO) each year. Williams would watch as the Omaha Junior Chamber of Commerce, also known as the Omaha Jaycees, recognized young professionals for their commitment to improving the community through acts of kindness

By |2024-03-01T13:57:37-06:00March 1st, 2024|Categories: Articles, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on Noni Williams named 2024’s Outstanding Young Omahan of the Year

Tips on how to have a happy and healthy holiday season

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can make sticking to your goals difficult to navigate. Between office parties, family gatherings and all the sweets and treats the season has to offer, it’s easy to let your mental and physical wellness fall out of focus. Here are a few tips from Blue Cross and

By |2023-12-04T12:13:19-06:00December 4th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tips on how to have a happy and healthy holiday season

New and classic events combine for a successful United Way Campaign

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently wrapped up its 2023 United Way of the Midlands (UWM) Campaign with 606 employees participating to raise $389,689. 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

By |2023-11-21T10:56:12-06:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New and classic events combine for a successful United Way Campaign

New to Medicare: Know someone who is Medicare eligible?

Know someone who is Medicare eligible? Here’s a guide to help them assess their plan options and pick the one that fits their needs, especially during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 every year. Where to start First, if you are enrolling your loved one on their behalf, you must have written

By |2023-09-25T13:42:07-05:00September 27th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New to Medicare: Know someone who is Medicare eligible?

Team Blue celebrates its commitment to DEI in a week-long summit

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently hosted its second annual Belonging at Blue Summit, which celebrates the company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The week-long event was produced and planned by BCBSNE’s six employee resource groups (ERGs) and featured daily sessions that highlighted each of the ERGs’ missions: Young Professionals

By |2023-08-15T15:23:31-05:00August 15th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Team Blue celebrates its commitment to DEI in a week-long summit

Stay safe in the summertime heat

It’s summertime! While it can be exciting to exercise outdoors, the summer months still pose safety concerns. Here are some tips on how to stay safe in the sun: Avoid the midday hours The sun is the hottest and the ultraviolet rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Plan to exercise outdoors

By |2024-06-21T09:53:20-05:00July 20th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stay safe in the summertime heat

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
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