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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.

COVID-19 update: Vaccine resources, answers from local experts and more now available

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is committed to providing resources to members and the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. View the company’s latest updates below: Member outreach BCBSNE has called more than 560 members who are 65 and older to encourage them to talk to their doctors about the

By |2021-03-03T11:12:14-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on COVID-19 update: Vaccine resources, answers from local experts and more now available

BCBSNE encourages Nebraskans to register for COVID-19 vaccination

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encourages state residents to sign up to be notified when they’re eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)  registration portal. The registration process begins with a short questionnaire asking for: Demographic details Medical history COVID-19 history Contact information

By |2021-02-17T10:38:23-06:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE encourages Nebraskans to register for COVID-19 vaccination

Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

Joni Wheeler, executive vice president of talent and enterprise solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has held a variety of leadership positions in several industries over the course of her career. Wheeler’s experience has shaped her beliefs on what it means to be a leader, and as many who have worked

By |2021-01-27T16:08:50-06:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

BCBSNE sponsors Rural Health/Critical Access Nurse of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to sponsor Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD), a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health charities, including March of Dimes, since 1972. BCBSNE recently supported March of Dimes in recognizing nurses making a difference across the state by sponsoring

By |2021-01-07T10:30:33-06:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE sponsors Rural Health/Critical Access Nurse of the Year Award

BCBSNE finds childhood vaccination rates declining during pandemic, placing Nebraska children and communities at risk

Children in Nebraska are missing critical vaccinations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, raising the risk of preventable disease outbreaks, according to data from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). BCBSNE compared childhood immunization rates for members from January through September 2019 with the rates from January through September 2020, and found vaccinations decreased

By |2020-12-22T09:08:20-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Comments Off on BCBSNE finds childhood vaccination rates declining during pandemic, placing Nebraska children and communities at risk

New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

Sarah Van Buskirk said she didn’t know losing her old customer service position would be a blessing. Living in Humphrey, Nebraska, a town of roughly 800, most job opportunities available to her were located in Norfolk and Columbus, both about 25 miles away. Her new employer as of August, however, is even further from home.

By |2020-12-16T16:02:12-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

BCBSNE helps protect Nebraskans from the flu with no-cost vaccinations

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), in partnership with the Central District Health Department (CDHD) and YMCA locations across the state, helped Nebraskans prepare for flu season with no-cost vaccinations. CDHD clinics CDHD offered no-cost flu vaccinations to approximately 10,000 students in preschool through 12th grade in collaboration with Grand Island Public Schools

By |2020-11-24T09:26:08-06:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE helps protect Nebraskans from the flu with no-cost vaccinations

BCBSNE employee, a traumatic brain injury survivor, gives back through nonprofit

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to sponsor Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD), a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health charities, including Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE), since 1972. When people ask Brett Young what it’s like to return to normal, he enjoys

By |2020-11-18T16:17:49-06:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee, a traumatic brain injury survivor, gives back through nonprofit

BCBSNE voted Omaha’s number one choice for health insurance

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently earned first place for health insurance in Best of Omaha 2021, an annual contest held by Omaha Magazine. The public determines Best of Omaha winners by casting votes for its favorite local businesses using an online ballot. Categories range from the best food trucks to dance

By |2020-11-10T15:14:28-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE voted Omaha’s number one choice for health insurance

BCBSNE acts on pledge to make meaningful change in fighting racial injustice

In June, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), along with the rest of the 36 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, joined the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in pledging to make meaningful change in fighting racial injustice. BCBSNE is acting on its pledge by hosting diversity and inclusion trainings for employees.

By |2020-11-10T14:47:47-06:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE acts on pledge to make meaningful change in fighting racial injustice