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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.

From coffee shop to cubicle: veteran barista becomes full-time employee

Army veteran Kirstin Booth values being part of a team and helping others. As a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Booth does both. Booth began her career in customer service in January after working in the food industry for 14 years. Moving from Denver to Omaha, she originally

By |2019-05-17T08:48:28-05:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on From coffee shop to cubicle: veteran barista becomes full-time employee

Employees ‘Spring into Motion’ through wellness challenge

Spring into Motion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) latest wellness challenge, harnesses the power of fitness trackers, smartphones and spring sunshine to encourage physical activity. Spring into Motion is an eight-week wellness challenge kicking off Monday, May 6. Participants will track their daily steps and activities using a fitness tracker and smartphone

By |2019-04-29T12:23:26-05:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employees ‘Spring into Motion’ through wellness challenge

BCBSNE celebrates 70-year partnership with City of Hastings

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is celebrating 80 years of business in 2019. For more than 70 of those years, the company has provided health insurance to City of Hastings employees. BCBSNE appreciates and values its relationship with the City of Hastings, said Darcy Swope, BCBSNE account executive. “Our collaboration and partnership

By |2019-05-01T09:10:26-05:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE celebrates 70-year partnership with City of Hastings

Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

Who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? With a Dress for Your Day initiative recently implemented at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), employees can rock their favorite casual duds around the office any day of the week. “Or a pantsuit, if desired," said Colin Hayworth, BCBSNE talent acquisition manager. "Dress for

By |2019-04-26T08:54:46-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

In the middle of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) lobby lies a security desk where more goes on than meets the eye. The BCBSNE employees and Frontline Security members who staff the desk handle many situations throughout the day, said Matt Witkowski, life safety specialist. Every day is different because you never

By |2019-04-17T11:16:31-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

Aksarben businesses walk towards better health on Wednesday, April 24

HDR will join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in celebrating National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day at Aksarben Villiage's Stinson Park from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. “We are very excited to have HDR join us this year,” said Kathy Nellor, BCBSNE’s manager of Wellness Services. “We are

By |2019-08-07T09:47:00-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Aksarben businesses walk towards better health on Wednesday, April 24

BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

From bedside nursing to the business side of health care, Susan Beaton’s career in the medical industry has changed, but her dedication to patients and customers has never wavered. Beaton began her career as a pediatric trauma nurse. Ten years in, she developed a latex allergy and had to leave bedside nursing. Her new career

By |2019-04-12T13:39:24-05:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

Stride towards better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Watch out for walkers – or join them – on Wednesday, April 24 during National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. NW@L Day is an annual event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encouraging Nebraskans to take a few minutes, lace up their tennis shoes and go for a walk. Walking provides

By |2019-04-10T11:09:26-05:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stride towards better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Membership drive connects employees with nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations with yearly memberships recently came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) for the company’s annual membership drive. The event, held at Blue Cross Centre, offered employees a chance to purchase a nonprofit membership with help from a $30 subsidy from BCBSNE. From the arts to the outdoors, 15 nonprofits set

By |2019-04-01T11:21:19-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Membership drive connects employees with nonprofits

Young professionals connect at annual summit

Young professionals at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently came together for networking and professional development opportunities during the company’s second annual YP Summit. The event, held at Blue Cross Centre, featured key note speaker Jaymes Sime, executive director of MICAH House, as well as speakers from inside the company, including BCBSNE

By |2019-03-25T10:52:51-05:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Young professionals connect at annual summit