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About Cassandra Wade

Cassie is a content generalist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. She enjoys writing for a variety of platforms and works with the communications and marketing teams.

BCBSNE donates $20,000 to Open Door Mission

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently donated $20,000 to the Open Door Mission. The donation will support the nonprofit in providing shelter and care for men, women and children experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Candace Gregory, Open Door Mission president and CEO. “The well-being of our entire community is our

By |2020-04-07T14:51:15-05:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donates $20,000 to Open Door Mission

Five common individual health plan questions: Answered

Purchasing a health insurance plan can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re buying one on your own. Nicole Creamer, director of consumer sales at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), can help by providing answers to five common individual health plan questions. 1. What is an individual health plan? An individual health plan is

By |2020-04-01T13:15:20-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Five common individual health plan questions: Answered

Be on the lookout for COVID-19 scams: Stay safe online, on the phone and at home

During a pandemic, criminals look to make a profit by using fear to their advantage. Keep your personal information safe and avoid paying for a bogus COVID-19 test or treatment by using the following safety tips. Click with caution You’ve heard of fishing, but have you heard of phishing? While the first activity is enjoyed

By |2020-03-26T09:01:11-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Security, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Be on the lookout for COVID-19 scams: Stay safe online, on the phone and at home

Annual YP Engage Summit focuses on community, connectivity and development

From learning with Legos to sharing passions, employees who attended Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) YP Engage Summit experienced a day of development unlike any other. The summit, held annually by the company’s Young Professionals (YP) Connect employee resource group, began with an ice breaker. Attendees worked together in teams to build

By |2020-03-13T15:54:55-05:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Annual YP Engage Summit focuses on community, connectivity and development

Uncovering a passion for leadership: Brenda Wichman shares her career journey

When Brenda Wichman began her career, she didn’t know she wanted to pursue a leadership position. “I wanted to travel,” she said. So, Wichman found a role that enabled her to do just that at American Express while working in business operations for customer service corporate travel. Taking on a new job, she began to

By |2020-03-05T09:36:34-06:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Uncovering a passion for leadership: Brenda Wichman shares her career journey

BCBSNE volunteers connect with local students through Careerockit

Curated, hands-on learning experiences. That’s what Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) volunteers recently provided to approximately 250 local high school students through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative connecting students and young adults with community partners who host learning opportunities. BCBSNE has participated in Careerockit for four years. For 2020,

By |2020-02-21T09:20:54-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE volunteers connect with local students through Careerockit

Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

News about COVID-19, a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, spread quickly. However, Nebraskans have a greater risk of catching another illness: The flu. Flu activity is currently widespread in Nebraska, according to estimates on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website. Of the 46,145 influenza diagnostic tests performed so far in the

By |2020-02-20T09:00:57-06:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

BCBSNE ranks eighth in top corporate blood donors in Omaha, Lincoln

Four times a year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) swaps out tables and chairs in its largest conference room for beds and medical equipment brought in by the American Red Cross. Mobile blood drives, like those BCBSNE hosts, account for the majority of donations the organization collects, Teri Vitallo, American Red Cross

By |2020-02-12T10:36:39-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE ranks eighth in top corporate blood donors in Omaha, Lincoln

Tuition reimbursement program draws new talent, creates special moment

Seven years after moving to Arizona, Tony Cimino returned to his home state to take a job with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wanted to come work for a company that was going to invest in me,” he said. Prior to the move, Cimino started classes at Bellevue University for his

By |2020-02-07T09:21:08-06:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tuition reimbursement program draws new talent, creates special moment

‘Think of what your goal is and keep striving for it’

Geni Evans’ decision to focus on her health in 2019 was an easy one. “I always struggle at the end of the year with the holidays and all the treats I love,” she said. “I knew I needed to lose weight and get in shape.” So, Evans, a medical policy and special project clinical analyst

By |2020-01-31T13:57:45-06:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Think of what your goal is and keep striving for it’