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Cassie is a University of Nebraska at Omaha student whose interest in writing began as a student journalist. She enjoys writing for a variety of platforms while working as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska intern for the internal communications and corporate social responsibility teams.

BCBSNE Intern Megan Brohman doesn’t let autoimmune disease slow her down

Most college students spend spring break lounging on the beach or hitting the ski slopes, but Megan Brohman, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) information services intern, spent her last spring break in the hospital. Brohman, then a University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) student, had been struggling with health problems since

By |2018-10-09T10:38:20+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE Intern Megan Brohman doesn’t let autoimmune disease slow her down

Annual health, safety and employee benefits fair proves there’s no place like BCBSNE

Forget going to see the wizard in the Land of Oz. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees followed the yellow brick road to better health during the company’s annual health, safety and employee benefits fair. More than 35 vendors attended the “Wizard of Oz” themed fair to share health, safety and employee

By |2018-10-01T11:03:52+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Annual health, safety and employee benefits fair proves there’s no place like BCBSNE

BCBSNE provides free flu shots to employees

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees had the opportunity to prepare for flu season on Wednesday, Sept. 19 with free flu shots available at Blue Cross Centre. The flu shots were administered by Think Whole Person Healthcare pharmacy staff from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this time, a total of 500

By |2018-09-21T09:15:27+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides free flu shots to employees

Sisters celebrate 30-year Blue Cross service anniversaries together

Working at a company for 30 years is an accomplishment few achieve. Working at a company for 30 years with your sister is even rarer, but for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees Christy Kofoed and Kim Yong, it’s just another day in the office. Kofoed, who works in the medical management

By |2018-09-18T10:44:56+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sisters celebrate 30-year Blue Cross service anniversaries together

BCBSNE employee finds opportunities for career growth and change within company

Ten years. Eight positions. One company. A decade into her career at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Lyndsay Williams continues to find opportunities for growth and change. Williams began her career at BCBSNE as a wellness intern. After graduating from Northwest Missouri State in 2008, she accepted a dual human resources and

By |2018-09-14T09:23:23+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee finds opportunities for career growth and change within company

BCBSNE employee lives fearless by following his passion at work

Like many people, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Alejandro Cardenas fears public speaking. Unlike many others, Cardenas faces his fear at work every day, effectively embracing BCBSNE’s motto to Live Fearless. Cardenas is a claims trainer and former Avenue Scholar who started at BCBSNE as an intern before becoming a part-time then

By |2018-09-12T08:46:25+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee lives fearless by following his passion at work

Colorful Choices challenge encourages eating habits that lead to better health

Eating five servings of produce every day is challenging, but at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), the challenge of consuming fruits and vegetables takes on a new meaning with Colorful Choices. Colorful Choices is a six-week health challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team. The goal of the challenge is to eat five servings of

By |2018-09-04T09:50:38+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Colorful Choices challenge encourages eating habits that lead to better health

BCBSNE provides 420 students at Conestoga Elementary with school supplies

With school supply donations from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), 420 students at Conestoga Elementary will be able to experience the joys of a new school year with fresh supplies. The supplies, including notebooks, pencils, crayons and more, came from BCBSNE’s annual donation drive for Conestoga, the company’s Adopt-a-School partner. A total of

By |2018-08-20T10:52:09+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides 420 students at Conestoga Elementary with school supplies

Avenue Scholars program provides intern with foundation for future

Araceli Mercado Diaz knew the Avenue Scholars program offered internship opportunities when she signed up for the program as a sophomore in high school, but never pictured herself as an intern at Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Now, the University of Nebraska at Omaha junior has been with the company as a

By |2018-08-14T09:07:55+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Avenue Scholars program provides intern with foundation for future

BCBSNE manager embraces community by serving on eight boards

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska manager Cynthia Hume doesn’t just openly embrace the company’s value of community service. She lives it. Hume, a BCBSNE claims manager, serves on the boards of eight nonprofit organizations, including Susan G. Komen, the Iowa West Foundation and 100 Black Men of Omaha, to name a few. When it

By |2018-07-17T09:47:46+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE manager embraces community by serving on eight boards