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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 vice president says “yes” to opportunities

From bedside nursing to the business side of health care, Susan Beaton’s career in the medical industry has changed, but her dedication to patients and customers has never wavered. Beaton began her career as a pediatric trauma nurse. Ten years in, she developed a latex allergy and had to leave bedside nursing. Her new career

By |2019-04-12T13:39:24-05:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

Stride towards better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Watch out for walkers – or join them – on Wednesday, April 24 during National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. NW@L Day is an annual event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encouraging Nebraskans to take a few minutes, lace up their tennis shoes and go for a walk. Walking provides

By |2019-04-10T11:09:26-05:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stride towards better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Membership drive connects employees with nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations with yearly memberships recently came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) for the company’s annual membership drive. The event, held at Blue Cross Centre, offered employees a chance to purchase a nonprofit membership with help from a $30 subsidy from BCBSNE. From the arts to the outdoors, 15 nonprofits set

By |2019-04-01T11:21:19-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Membership drive connects employees with nonprofits

Young professionals connect at annual summit

Young professionals at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently came together for networking and professional development opportunities during the company’s second annual YP Summit. The event, held at Blue Cross Centre, featured key note speaker Jaymes Sime, executive director of MICAH House, as well as speakers from inside the company, including BCBSNE

By |2019-03-25T10:52:51-05:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Young professionals connect at annual summit

Big Brother forms long-lasting relationship with mentee, organization

Growing up, Ben Ries’ parents shared the importance of giving back to the community. Ries continues to live his family’s values through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. Ries, a current board member at Big Brothers Big Sisters, started volunteering through the program in 2010 after completing his graduate degree. “I just realized that

By |2019-03-25T09:00:51-05:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Big Brother forms long-lasting relationship with mentee, organization

Employee follows passion through tuition reimbursement program

Mallory Speck knows the power a degree has when pursuing her passions. A Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee for the past decade, Speck has taken on roles in business areas ranging from customer service to sales and account management, all of which have enabled her to build relationships within the company.

By |2019-03-13T11:30:34-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employee follows passion through tuition reimbursement program

Shaking It up for Students provides networking opportunities

Networking is everything when it comes to starting a career. At Shaking It up for Students, Nebraska business leaders recently came together to build connections with local college students. The event, hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was sponsored by College Possible, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college admission and

By |2019-03-13T11:06:13-05:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shaking It up for Students provides networking opportunities

Project Houseworks lends a helping hand to local seniors

From Christmas in April Omaha to Project Houseworks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping local seniors in their homes has undergone several name changes through the years but never wavered from its mission. Project Houseworks began in 1996 under the name Christmas in April Omaha. At its start, community members came together one day out

By |2019-03-06T10:56:57-05:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Project Houseworks lends a helping hand to local seniors

BCBSNE welcomes HDR to Aksarben Village

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has a new neighbor in Aksarben Village: HDR, a leading architecture and engineering firm. HDR was founded in 1917. Because of its growth over the years, the company decided to move its global headquarters from Indian Hills Drive to Aksarben Village, said HDR employee Matt DeBoer, managing

By |2019-03-04T09:36:05-05:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE welcomes HDR to Aksarben Village

Agile project management encourages teamwork, delivers value

By definition, agile means to move quickly and easily. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) teams who use Agile project management do just that while sharing knowledge and delivering value from a customer perspective. Agile is a project management system where a team works together to accomplish tasks in increments by meeting small

By |2019-03-06T08:14:33-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Agile project management encourages teamwork, delivers value