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

Your Story: Jake’s play-by-play on living with celiac disease

Warm, salty, soft pretzels and well-dressed hot dogs slathered with all the fixings are ballpark snack staples, but for some, like Jake, having a treat while at a game isn’t as simple as ordering what looks best on the menu. At 14 years old, Jake was diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that

By |2021-04-12T11:22:43-05:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Jake’s play-by-play on living with celiac disease

Four things to know about the Special Enrollment Period

In response to the pandemic and in accordance with President Joe Biden’s executive order, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at HealthCare.gov. Here are four things to know: What is

By |2021-03-25T12:57:46-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four things to know about the Special Enrollment Period

Career coaching program offers one-on-one support for employees

Customized, one-on-one support. That’s what Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) career coaching program offers employees. BCBSNE’s human resources department launched the program in February of 2020 to provide employees with a new outlet for professional growth opportunities, Rebekka Erks Byrne, organizational development specialist, said. Through the program, employees connect with a coach

By |2021-03-09T13:49:18-06:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Career coaching program offers one-on-one support for employees

COVID-19 update: Vaccine resources, answers from local experts and more now available

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is committed to providing resources to members and the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. View the company’s latest updates below: Member outreach BCBSNE has called more than 560 members who are 65 and older to encourage them to talk to their doctors about the

By |2021-03-03T11:12:14-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on COVID-19 update: Vaccine resources, answers from local experts and more now available

BCBSNE encourages Nebraskans to register for COVID-19 vaccination

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encourages state residents to sign up to be notified when they’re eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)  registration portal. The registration process begins with a short questionnaire asking for: Demographic details Medical history COVID-19 history Contact information

By |2021-02-17T10:38:23-06:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE encourages Nebraskans to register for COVID-19 vaccination

Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

Joni Wheeler, executive vice president of talent and enterprise solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has held a variety of leadership positions in several industries over the course of her career. Wheeler’s experience has shaped her beliefs on what it means to be a leader, and as many who have worked

By |2021-01-27T16:08:50-06:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

BCBSNE sponsors Rural Health/Critical Access Nurse of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to sponsor Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD), a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health charities, including March of Dimes, since 1972. BCBSNE recently supported March of Dimes in recognizing nurses making a difference across the state by sponsoring

By |2021-01-07T10:30:33-06:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE sponsors Rural Health/Critical Access Nurse of the Year Award

BCBSNE finds childhood vaccination rates declining during pandemic, placing Nebraska children and communities at risk

Children in Nebraska are missing critical vaccinations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, raising the risk of preventable disease outbreaks, according to data from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). BCBSNE compared childhood immunization rates for members from January through September 2019 with the rates from January through September 2020, and found vaccinations decreased

By |2020-12-22T09:08:20-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Comments Off on BCBSNE finds childhood vaccination rates declining during pandemic, placing Nebraska children and communities at risk

New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

Sarah Van Buskirk said she didn’t know losing her old customer service position would be a blessing. Living in Humphrey, Nebraska, a town of roughly 800, most job opportunities available to her were located in Norfolk and Columbus, both about 25 miles away. Her new employer as of August, however, is even further from home.

By |2020-12-16T16:02:12-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

BCBSNE helps protect Nebraskans from the flu with no-cost vaccinations

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), in partnership with the Central District Health Department (CDHD) and YMCA locations across the state, helped Nebraskans prepare for flu season with no-cost vaccinations. CDHD clinics CDHD offered no-cost flu vaccinations to approximately 10,000 students in preschool through 12th grade in collaboration with Grand Island Public Schools

By |2020-11-24T09:26:08-06:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE helps protect Nebraskans from the flu with no-cost vaccinations