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About Cassandra Wade

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 employee’s act of kindness helps Iowa family get home

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Trevor Hagedorn was meeting a friend for breakfast on an icy Saturday morning when he came across the scene of an accident on Interstate 80. “I saw cars in front of me starting to slow down and wasn’t really sure what happened,” Hagedorn said. “Then, I

By |2019-02-08T08:42:34+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee’s act of kindness helps Iowa family get home

BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

As a father of two, husband and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee, Clint Williams knows work-life balance can be difficult to achieve. “It’s always a challenge,” Williams said. “I have two very active boys that play a lot of sports and are very active in school. My wife and I are

By |2019-02-04T11:47:57+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

Marcotte retirement planning seminars provide free advice to pre-retirees

Retirement is the career end goal for most employees, but the formula for a successful retirement is elusive. Marcotte Retirement Plans helps customers find a clear path to their goals through retirement planning seminars. The seminars are held quarterly and are provided to those with Marcotte retirement plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2019-02-04T11:36:02+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Marcotte retirement planning seminars provide free advice to pre-retirees

Fit In The City strengthens BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program

Local wellness company Fit In The City has been strengthening Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) workplace wellness program for more than a decade. Fit In The City is a fitness and wellness company headquartered in Papillion, Nebraska. The company provides personal training sessions, group exercise classes and lunch and learn sessions in

By |2019-01-25T08:30:09+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fit In The City strengthens BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program

New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees are harnessing the power of teamwork to meet one common New Year’s resolution during the company’s 12-week New Year, New You challenge. New Year, New You is a team weight loss wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team from Jan. 16 to April 10. Participants aim

By |2019-01-02T10:41:22+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

5 tips for setting attainable New Year’s resolutions

‘Tis the season for change. New Year’s resolutions are fun to set, but after the first week of working towards your goals, it’s easy to fall off the bandwagon and revert to old habits. Make 2019 the year you set and keep your New Year’s resolutions by utilizing the following tips. 1. Focus on the

By |2018-12-28T08:35:15+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 5 tips for setting attainable New Year’s resolutions

BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program works well for employees

Jillian Ridpath was exhausted. As a chemical dependency nurse working the night shift, Ridpath drank caffeinated beverages to stay awake, went home too tired to cook and used food to cope with the stress of her job. All three factors led to her decision to look for a new position at a different company. Improving

By |2018-12-14T08:34:08+00:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program works well for employees

Adopt-a-Family program creates special connection for BCBSNE employee

A phone call, a blessing and faith created a special bond between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Michelle Jackson and local senior Rose Cloud. Jackson and Cloud met through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family program, which pairs families and seniors in need with volunteers who donate gifts to make the holidays special.

By |2018-12-21T14:35:13+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Adopt-a-Family program creates special connection for BCBSNE employee

BCBSNE employee finds leadership, personal growth opportunities at work

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Todd Doering started in the claims department 10 years ago, he knew he wanted to work towards a leadership position. “I think, just naturally, my strengths are with decision making and process improvement,” Doering said. Working for BCBSNE wasn’t his original plan, however. After earning

By |2018-12-14T09:29:45+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee finds leadership, personal growth opportunities at work

63 BCBSNE volunteers ring bells for the Salvation Army

If you dropped change into a Salvation Army red kettle in Omaha Friday, Dec. 14, odds are good you interacted with a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee. BCBSNE had 63 employees volunteer as bell ringers at 10 locations for the company’s annual Salvation Army bell ringing day. Many of this year’s

By |2018-12-17T13:19:24+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 63 BCBSNE volunteers ring bells for the Salvation Army