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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.

Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer as director of diversity and inclusion. Warren-Teamer has more than 10 years of experience in community outreach. In her new role at BCBSNE, she will direct and develop the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. “We

By |2020-08-12T15:52:11-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

BCBSNE voted Omaha’s Choice for Health Insurance

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently won first place in the 2020 Omaha’s Choice Awards for Best Health Insurance Provider. The Omaha World-Herald presents the awards annually, and the newspaper’s readers choose the winners using an online ballot. Awards are given to a variety of businesses and service providers. Categories include health

By |2020-08-13T09:00:47-05:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE voted Omaha’s Choice for Health Insurance

BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

From navigating weight loss to managing a diabetes diagnosis, Registered Health Coach Sara Schneider is there to help Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members reach their health goals step-by-step. Schneider, a registered nurse and diabetic educator, works with BCBSNE members through Wellframe, a free mobile app. The app, which is available to

By |2020-07-20T14:10:34-05:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

With support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), two local nonprofits recently began distributing face masks to people in need. Cloth face coverings may help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends people wear face masks in public when social distancing

By |2020-07-24T15:46:11-05:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

Health of America study finds increase in pregnancy, childbirth complications

The number of women experiencing pregnancy and childbirth complications has increased, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health of America study. The study examined 1.8 million pregnancies between 2014 to 2018 among commercially-insured women ages 18 to 44. Key findings include a 16.4% increase in pregnancy complications and a 14.2% increase in childbirth

By |2020-07-24T12:58:14-05:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Health of America study finds increase in pregnancy, childbirth complications

How to read Nutrition Facts labels and shop smarter

Have you ever wondered what your favorite prepackaged snacks are made of? Take a peek at the Nutrition Facts label on the box, bottle or bag housing your goods. There you will find the serving size, calories and daily values of sugars, fats, vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-read format recently updated by the U.S.

By |2020-06-19T15:46:07-05:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to read Nutrition Facts labels and shop smarter

Recently lost your job? You may qualify for a special enrollment period

If you have recently lost your job, you may qualify for a special enrollment period (SEP), which would enable you to purchase creditable health insurance coverage outside of the yearly open enrollment period. What is creditable coverage? Creditable coverage is coverage that meets standards set by government bodies, such as the Department of Health and

By |2020-06-08T13:17:43-05:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Recently lost your job? You may qualify for a special enrollment period

How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

Community support has always been an important part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) culture. When Nebraska’s community needs shifted rapidly in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BCBSNE shifted the focus of its support in response. The company has re-aligned its community engagement efforts to help those impacted by the pandemic.

By |2020-06-04T16:51:18-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

Virta helps BCBSNE employee manage Type 2 diabetes

Angel Pacana was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a decade ago. “It was kind of devastating to find out,” she said. “At the time I was diagnosed, I thought, ‘oh, I’m not diabetic,’ but I had been feeling bad for a while.” Now, Pacana, who is a customer service supervisor at Blue Cross and Blue

By |2020-05-29T15:26:27-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virta helps BCBSNE employee manage Type 2 diabetes

Health of America study examines benefits of regular exercise

Eat right and exercise regularly. While most U.S. adults have probably heard these simple instructions for maintaining good health, four out of five do not meet recommended physical activity levels, which can impact their physical and mental well-being, according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America study. Conducting the

By |2020-05-27T11:23:59-05:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Health of America study examines benefits of regular exercise