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About Cassandra Wade

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.

KETV Family Festival provides family-friendly fun despite snow and ice

Snow and ice blanketed Omaha over the weekend, but the weather didn’t put a damper on the family-friendly fun at the KETV Family Festival Sunday, Dec. 2. The KETV Family Festival, an Omaha Holiday Lights Festival event, offered community members free entrance to five local attractions, including the Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Police Mounted Patrol

By |2018-12-05T09:33:37+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on KETV Family Festival provides family-friendly fun despite snow and ice

5 tips for having a healthy and safe holiday season

The hustle and bustle of the holidays makes it easy to forget to slow down and take care of yourself. Enjoy the holiday season while staying healthy and safe by using these five tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness team. 1. Find seasonal activities that get your body moving It’s

By |2018-12-04T08:51:57+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 tips for having a healthy and safe holiday season

New wellness challenge provides motivation to maintain weight over holidays

When the weather outside turns frightful, it’s easy to curl up on the couch and enjoy sweet treats, leading to weight gain that sticks around. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is providing employees with motivation to maintain their weight over the holidays with a new wellness challenge. The challenge, Maintain Don’t Gain,

By |2018-11-12T10:47:15+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New wellness challenge provides motivation to maintain weight over holidays

Expanded tuition reimbursement program places higher education in reach

The addition of the Bellevue University Learning Advantage (BULA) program to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) tuition reimbursement benefits places higher education in reach for more employees. BULA, rolled out June 1 in partnership with Bellevue University (BU), builds on the tuition reimbursement opportunities available to eligible part-time and full-time BCBSNE employees.

By |2018-10-17T09:46:58+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Expanded tuition reimbursement program places higher education in reach

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