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About Cassandra Wade

Cassie is the lead communications strategist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and the managing editor of the Newsroom. She enjoys writing for a variety of platforms and helping to share the company's story.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer a new individual plan on the ACA Marketplace for 2023, increasing coverage choices across the state

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will introduce a new individual health care plan called Nebraska HeartlandBlue on the government’s ACA Marketplace for 2023, providing Nebraskans and their families not covered under an employer’s health plan with more choices in coverage. “We exist to serve the people of Nebraska, to provide them with

By |2022-08-01T15:42:39-05:00July 27th, 2022|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer a new individual plan on the ACA Marketplace for 2023, increasing coverage choices across the state

BCBSNE security analyst, a former intern, shares career journey

In 2021, Jesse Hays, an Army reservist, was a few months into basic officer training in Virginia when he received the news he’d been waiting for back home. His full-time position in the Information Services (IS) department at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was approved. “It was something that I wanted for

By |2022-05-10T16:23:33-05:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE security analyst, a former intern, shares career journey

Supporting mental health: Recognize the signs and know where to go for care

Mental health and physical health are often thought of as separate components of a person’s overall well-being. However, the two go hand-in-hand – impacting one another and influencing their health journey. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mental illnesses, such as depression, can increase an individual’s risk for physical health

By |2022-04-12T11:27:17-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on Supporting mental health: Recognize the signs and know where to go for care

Team Blue by the numbers: BCBSNE shares workforce diversity statistics for 2022

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently released statistics providing insight on the company’s workforce. Key data, collected in January of 2022, include the generational split of employees, the number of women and people of color within the company and the percentage of employees who believe the organization values diversity. Meet Team Blue

By |2022-04-11T11:20:22-05:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Comments Off on Team Blue by the numbers: BCBSNE shares workforce diversity statistics for 2022

BCBSNE’s chief medical officer: “It’s up to all of us to do our part.”

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encourages the community to take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 as cases remain high across much of the state. The majority of Nebraska’s 93 counties are currently experiencing high rates of transmission, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website.

By |2022-02-15T15:31:02-06:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s chief medical officer: “It’s up to all of us to do our part.”

Five tips to keep your heart healthy

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? In honor of the occasion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska invites you to check out the five tips below to keep your heart healthy. 1. Get your blood pumping Physical activity is essential for heart health. Yet, only one in five adults gets the

By |2022-02-03T10:22:55-06:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Five tips to keep your heart healthy

Year in review: A recap of 2021 told through 12 BCBSNE articles

As 2021 draws to a close, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) reflects on the community events, partnerships and data trends that defined the last 12 months. Here are a few of the company’s top stories from the past year: January BCBSNE and YMCA motivate Nebraskans

By |2021-12-21T14:17:20-06:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Year in review: A recap of 2021 told through 12 BCBSNE articles

Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make taking care of yourself trickier than perfecting a gingerbread house. However, it’s important to prioritize healthy habits, so you can experience all the joyous events of the season. Follow these five tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s wellness team to prioritize your well-being.

By |2021-12-08T11:35:12-06:00December 9th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

LifeBridge Nebraska supports physicians state-wide

Physicians spend their days taking care of patients, but who helps take care of them? In 2020, the Nebraska Medical Foundation (NMF) in partnership with the Nebraska Medical Association (NMA) launched a new state-wide wellness program to do just that. The NMA is an advocacy group that includes 3,000 physicians from across Nebraska. By partnering

By |2021-11-17T13:30:24-06:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on LifeBridge Nebraska supports physicians state-wide

Thank you for letting us be part of your story

In the spirit of the holidays, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) thanks its members and community for letting the company be part of their health journeys. “On behalf of everyone on Team Blue, I’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to be part of our members’ lives – ‘on

By |2021-11-17T16:08:37-06:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Thank you for letting us be part of your story