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About Amanda Minckler

Amanda is currently a student at Creighton University and interning in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Communications Department. She is also the photo editor and a staff writer for Creighton’s student newspaper.

Fearlessly You @ Blue celebrates its one-year anniversary this Pride month

This Pride Month, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee resource group (ERG) Fearlessly You @ Blue is celebrating its one-year anniversary. “Fearlessly You @ Blue has openly supported LGBTQ+ people at BCBSNE since it started,” said Jody Gernandt, a claims examiner at BCBSNE and Fearlessly You @ Blue member. “We’ve held

By |2020-06-23T11:10:04-05:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fearlessly You @ Blue celebrates its one-year anniversary this Pride month

In honor of Memorial Day, BCBSNE employees share their stories

In honor of Memorial Day, two Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees from the employee resource group Military Families United Together shared their stories to encourage others to reach out for support. Military Families United Together is a BCBSNE employee resource group that supports veterans and military families and welcomes anyone who

By |2020-05-26T10:22:00-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on In honor of Memorial Day, BCBSNE employees share their stories

Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

While wellness is usually discussed as an activity or attribute, Matthew Pleggenkuhle views wellness differently. “Wellness is a state of being, not having or doing, and it is important to recognize that emotional and mental wellness are often more important than physical wellness,” said Pleggenkuhle, business process manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2020-05-07T15:35:42-05:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

Megan Fry, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) nurse case manager, is one of the companies 70 nurses who work tirelessly to support members and providers. “Every day is something different,” said Fry. “I usually log on to work about 7 a.m. and am on the phone until my day is done. This

By |2020-05-07T15:26:33-05:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

National Walk @ Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to stay well

Even with our altered normal, National Walk @ Lunch (NW@L) Day motivated Nebraskans all over the state to focus on their well-being. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) had over 1,100 Nebraskans and 146 groups and schools take the NW@L Day pledge. Everyone who took the pledge helped raise $4,059 for Special Olympics

By |2020-05-04T10:48:43-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on National Walk @ Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to stay well

Wise & Well: How Hugh Teitler, human resources vice president, keeps his mind, body and spirit well

Hugh Teitler has found that wellness extends far outside just being physically active. “To be healthy, I need to pay attention to my mind, body and spirit,” said Teitler, vice president of human resources at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “While it is aspirational, I know it is important to spend time

By |2020-04-29T14:23:26-05:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: How Hugh Teitler, human resources vice president, keeps his mind, body and spirit well

National Walk @ Lunch Day to have new format, same goals

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has hosted National Walk @ Lunch (NW@L) Day for 13 years, but given current conditions, BCBSNE has adjusted the format of the event while keeping its same goals in mind. BCBSNE typically asks participants to take the NW@L Day pledge and walk for 30 minutes. With social

By |2020-04-24T15:50:38-05:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk @ Lunch Day to have new format, same goals

BCBSNE employee receives Toastmasters’ Advanced Leader Silver Recognition

After six years of hard work, Nicole Creamer received one of the highest awards in the Toastmasters’ Leadership Program – Advanced Leader Silver. “I am very excited,” said Creamer, consumer sales director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “This has taken many years for me to complete. Being so close to achieving

By |2020-04-16T17:40:00-05:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee receives Toastmasters’ Advanced Leader Silver Recognition

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adjusts National Walk @ Lunch Day for the health and safety of Nebraskans

National Walk @ Lunch Day (NW@L Day) has been a Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) tradition for 13 years. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, BCBSNE has changed its approach. Instead of asking Nebraskans to lace up their shoes and walk for 30 minutes on Wednesday, April 29 for the

By |2020-04-13T13:01:07-05:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adjusts National Walk @ Lunch Day for the health and safety of Nebraskans