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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.

How to read Nutrition Facts labels and shop smarter

Have you ever wondered what your favorite prepackaged snacks are made of? Take a peek at the Nutrition Facts label on the box, bottle or bag housing your goods. There you will find the serving size, calories and daily values of sugars, fats, vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-read format recently updated by the U.S.

By |2020-06-19T15:46:07-05:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to read Nutrition Facts labels and shop smarter

Recently lost your job? You may qualify for a special enrollment period

If you have recently lost your job, you may qualify for a special enrollment period (SEP), which would enable you to purchase creditable health insurance coverage outside of the yearly open enrollment period. What is creditable coverage? Creditable coverage is coverage that meets standards set by government bodies, such as the Department of Health and

By |2020-06-08T13:17:43-05:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Recently lost your job? You may qualify for a special enrollment period

How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

Community support has always been an important part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) culture. When Nebraska’s community needs shifted rapidly in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BCBSNE shifted the focus of its support in response. The company has re-aligned its community engagement efforts to help those impacted by the pandemic.

By |2020-06-04T16:51:18-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

Virta helps BCBSNE employee manage Type 2 diabetes

Angel Pacana was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a decade ago. “It was kind of devastating to find out,” she said. “At the time I was diagnosed, I thought, ‘oh, I’m not diabetic,’ but I had been feeling bad for a while.” Now, Pacana, who is a customer service supervisor at Blue Cross and Blue

By |2020-05-29T15:26:27-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virta helps BCBSNE employee manage Type 2 diabetes

Health of America study examines benefits of regular exercise

Eat right and exercise regularly. While most U.S. adults have probably heard these simple instructions for maintaining good health, four out of five do not meet recommended physical activity levels, which can impact their physical and mental well-being, according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America study. Conducting the

By |2020-05-27T11:23:59-05:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Health of America study examines benefits of regular exercise

Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees asked for more learning opportunities, the human resources (HR) department made it happen by expanding internal program offerings. “In 2019, employees provided feedback through a company-wide survey,” said Liz Brumels, BCBSNE organizational development manager. “We saw a need to add to our learning and career

By |2020-05-12T14:46:43-05:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

Five questions to ask yourself when searching for an individual health plan

Searching for an individual health insurance plan can feel overwhelming. Previously, Nicole Creamer, director of consumer sales at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), provided answers to five common individual health plan questions to help consumers. Creamer covered the basics of individual plans and shared details on BCBSNE’s option, Armor Health. To further

By |2020-04-24T15:43:52-05:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Five questions to ask yourself when searching for an individual health plan

BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently released statistics providing insight on the company’s workforce diversity. Key statistics include the generational split of employees, the number of women and minorities in leadership and the percentage of employees who believe the organization values diversity. Leadership BCBSNE’s executive leadership team is 60% women and 40%

By |2020-04-20T14:50:21-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

Join BCBSNE in thanking heroes on the pandemic frontlines

Across the state, essential workers and volunteers are stepping up to take care of our communities. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) wants your help recognizing those making a difference. We invite you to join us in thanking the #TrueBlueHeroes on the frontlines of the pandemic. To participate: 1. Create a sign thanking

By |2020-04-20T11:34:49-05:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Join BCBSNE in thanking heroes on the pandemic frontlines

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