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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.

‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Joni Wheeler began her career solving problems. After studying English and prelaw at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Wheeler joined West Corporation as an editor. “They put me in an area that was all technology people,” Wheeler said. “I saw my colleagues were busy all the time. I would finish my work really fast

By |2019-11-13T13:35:22-06:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) annual fundraising campaign combined time honored traditions with new ideas to support United Way of the Midlands (UWM). For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for UWM, a nonprofit dedicated to the education, financial and health needs of the community. The fundraising festivities began with

By |2019-11-07T14:29:05-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

Open enrollment and health insurance: What employees need to know

The holidays are right around the corner, but before the festivities begin, many employees will tackle the challenges of another season: open enrollment. What is open enrollment? Open enrollment is a set period of time where employees can review and elect benefits, including health insurance, for the following year. Most employers complete open enrollment in

By |2019-11-06T15:09:01-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Open enrollment and health insurance: What employees need to know

From family practice to health insurance, she’s followed her passion for helping people

Growing up, Jo Gardner knew she wanted to work with others. “I’ve always been a people person,” she said. With encouragement from her family, Gardner combined her passion with her love of learning to become a doctor. After graduating from medical school, she began her career in India, working in rural, underserved areas. “That was

By |2019-11-04T07:44:34-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on From family practice to health insurance, she’s followed her passion for helping people

BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently received the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award from United Way of the Midlands (UWM) at the nonprofit’s annual meeting and luncheon. UWM presents the award annually to a company that consistently strives to improve the community through volunteerism. Selection is based on the percentage of

By |2019-10-24T15:59:25-05:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Local experts share nutrition tips, resources

Learning how to properly fuel your body can be tricky in today’s world. On social media, influencers push products promising weight loss and fad diets monopolize the web. At the grocery store, packages shout fat-free! light! superfood! and other buzzwords from the shelves. But how do you know if a food or product is really

By |2019-10-16T14:14:45-05:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Local experts share nutrition tips, resources

Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Paralysis by analysis. That’s the phrase Joe Puetz, a Prudential financial advisor, uses to describe a common obstacle many consumers face when retirement planning: information overload. “Today, there’s so much negativity and information out there,” Puetz said. “People are scared and end up putting it off, but the longer you put it off, the worse

By |2019-10-10T09:47:52-05:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

‘I want to spend my life making a difference’

Shawna Forsberg took a big risk. Recently, she shared with Leaders and Lattes attendees how that risk led to her dream job. Leaders and Lattes is a monthly employee engagement series hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Young Professionals (YP) Connect group. At the event, a guest speaker provides insight into

By |2019-09-30T13:08:59-05:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I want to spend my life making a difference’

525 BCBSNE employees receive free flu shots

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently provided 525 employees with free flu vaccines at Blue Cross Centre. Think Whole Person Health Care personnel, including Pharmacy Manager Jennifer Krobot, administered the vaccines. BCBSNE provides free vaccines onsite for employees annually. Krobot recommends getting the vaccine between the end of September and beginning of

By |2019-10-29T09:40:14-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 525 BCBSNE employees receive free flu shots

350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

In one day, at 30 nonprofit agencies, 350 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees gave back to the community during United Way of the Midlands (UWM) Day of Caring. UWM Day of Caring is an annual volunteer service event pairing corporate teams and individuals with nonprofits in need of assistance. From cleaning

By |2019-11-08T09:20:43-06:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring