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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.

He ‘stumbled’ into a new passion. Now, he’s a world champion

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Josh Ihnen “stumbled” into a new athletic passion five years ago. “I graduated from college in 2013,” Ihnen said. “I was a wrestler in college and wrestled my whole life. I was kind of bored not competing in something.” Then, Ihnen and a friend went to

By |2019-09-24T08:37:39-06:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on He ‘stumbled’ into a new passion. Now, he’s a world champion

YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

The start of football season recently led to a little fall fun in support of the community at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The company’s Young Professionals (YP) Connect group hosted its annual tailgating event at Blue Cross Centre. Music, nachos and yard games abounded and more than 400 personal hygiene items,

By |2019-09-12T15:31:24-06:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

It started as a joke between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Alejandro Cardenas and his manager: “Do you have any more siblings who’d want to come work with us?” “I’d say, ‘yeah, but they have good jobs right now,” Cardenas, one of four siblings, said. Then, Moises Cardenas started at BCBSNE

By |2019-09-11T14:29:34-06:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

Ashford University partnership expands tuition reimbursement program

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently expanded its tuition reimbursement program with a new partner: Ashford University. Ashford University is an accredited online university offering more than 80 degree programs in a variety of career-relevant fields, including health care, information services, business and more. “We had several meetings to go over how

By |2019-08-26T14:34:27-06:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Ashford University partnership expands tuition reimbursement program

‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

Coffees poured and seats taken, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees recently gathered in a conference room, ready to hear from Rebecca Stavick, executive director of Do Space. Do Space is a nonprofit providing technology access and education. Stavick actively manages Do Space’s relationships, direction and strategy, bringing technology industry leadership and

By |2019-08-26T08:38:43-06:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

School supply “shop” opens at Conestoga Elementary for new year

Checklists in hand, Conestoga Elementary students and their parents recently crossed school supply shopping off their to-do lists in a special “shop” set up by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees. BCBSNE, Conestoga’s Adopt-a-School partner, hosts an annual school supply drive for the elementary school. Departments and employees throughout the company collect

By |2019-08-15T16:56:46-06:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on School supply “shop” opens at Conestoga Elementary for new year

Roots in numbers grow into diverse experiences, lead to his dream job

Steve Konnath’s career reflects the sports analogy a manager once used to describe his potential. “He saw me as a multipurpose back on a football team,” Konnath said. “He could put me anywhere, and I could do anything.” For a stretch in his career, Konnath, who currently serves as vice president of actuarial, underwriting and

By |2019-08-01T10:45:33-06:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Roots in numbers grow into diverse experiences, lead to his dream job

Helping members is her passion

January Miller has always enjoyed helping others. As a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), she assists the company’s members every day. “It’s a very humbling experience,” Miller said, “and rewarding, too.” Miller came to BCBSNE in October 2018. While she didn’t have experience in the health care industry,

By |2019-07-19T11:19:00-06:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Helping members is her passion

BCBSNE creates employee resource group to support LGBTQ community

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees (BCBSNE) expressed interest in learning how to support the company’s LGBTQ community, the Diversity and Inclusion Business Council (DIBC) set out to make it happen. The DIBC, which cultivates an inclusive culture at BCBSNE, created an interactive session on fostering a safe and welcoming environment for

By |2019-07-12T08:40:44-06:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE creates employee resource group to support LGBTQ community

BCBSNE’s award-winning customer service department starts with training, support

It takes a unique skillset to work in customer service in the health care industry. Lisa Rock, a customer service manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), knows. “We’re helping people with their health care and their finances,” Rock said. “Those are two incredibly important, sensitive things for our members.” BCBSNE helps

By |2019-07-12T11:04:10-06:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s award-winning customer service department starts with training, support