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About Cassandra Wade

Cassie is a communications strategist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and the managing editor of the Newsroom.

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

Your Story: Geri and Bob’s road to finding the right Medicare plan for their needs

The crunch of a gravel road and rolling fields spotted with cattle and crops lead visitors to Geri and Bob’s home, nestled between Crete and Pleasant Dale, Nebraska. Here, they built their life together on farmland owned by their family for more than 100 years. Geri and Bob have added their own special touches

By |2021-11-02T13:49:34-05:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Geri and Bob’s road to finding the right Medicare plan for their needs

What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is here. Now is the time for seniors to consider their health care needs and make decisions on their coverage. Read on to learn what to keep in mind and who can help with the decision making process. When is Medicare Open Enrollment? The annual enrollment period, also known as

By |2021-10-13T15:45:44-05:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, Best Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has seen nearly a 25% increase in the need for its mental health resources. Best Care EAP works with employers to provide a variety of services to their workers, such as counseling and wellness coaching. The organization’s increased requests for mental health services are largely due

By |2021-09-15T10:41:25-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Local doctor shares experience with telehealth increase during pandemic

The pandemic altered how many patients sought care in 2020. In fact, four in 10 U.S. adults reported avoiding medical care because of COVID-19 concerns, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the same time, telehealth usage increased due to its ability to offer patients a way to visit their doctors from

By |2021-07-19T15:19:01-05:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on Local doctor shares experience with telehealth increase during pandemic

Your Story: Two-time breast cancer survivor, “thriver,” continues criminal justice career

Brenda Smith was the first Black female police officer in the state of Nebraska. Following a 25-year career with the Omaha Police Department, she retired as assistant police chief and started teaching criminal justice at Metropolitan Community College (MCC). A loving mother, grandmother and daughter, she also helped care for her ailing mom and dad for many years before they both passed away in

By |2021-07-06T09:08:00-05:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Comments Off on Your Story: Two-time breast cancer survivor, “thriver,” continues criminal justice career

COVID-19 update: More than 50% of Nebraskans 16 and older are fully vaccinated

BCBSNE’s chief medical officer stresses importance of continued vaccination Nebraska recently surpassed an important benchmark in the fight against COVID-19: More than 50% of the state’s population 16 and older is now fully vaccinated, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) dashboard. An additional 8% of Nebraskans 16 and older are

By |2021-05-21T13:18:54-05:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on COVID-19 update: More than 50% of Nebraskans 16 and older are fully vaccinated

Virtual volunteer opportunities connect BCBSNE employees with community

During the month of April, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) supported communities and nonprofits on the frontlines of the pandemic through United Way of the Midlands’ (UWM) Day of Action. UWM, a nonprofit helping those most vulnerable work toward independence through programs fostering basic needs, education and financial stability, hosts Day of

By |2021-05-14T10:15:52-05:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virtual volunteer opportunities connect BCBSNE employees with community

BCBSNE earns 2021 Business Excellence Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has earned a 2021 Business Excellence Award from the Greater Omaha Chamber. The Greater Omaha Chamber recognizes local organizations with these awards in four categories annually: Leadership, Innovation, Philanthropy and Sustained Excellence. BCBSNE received its award in the Leadership category, which honors organizations with a strong vision

By |2021-05-13T14:43:39-05:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE earns 2021 Business Excellence Award