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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.

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

BCBSNE employee, a traumatic brain injury survivor, gives back through nonprofit

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 Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE), since 1972. When people ask Brett Young what it’s like to return to normal, he enjoys

By |2020-11-18T16:17:49-06:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee, a traumatic brain injury survivor, gives back through nonprofit

BCBSNE voted Omaha’s number one choice for health insurance

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently earned first place for health insurance in Best of Omaha 2021, an annual contest held by Omaha Magazine. The public determines Best of Omaha winners by casting votes for its favorite local businesses using an online ballot. Categories range from the best food trucks to dance

By |2020-11-10T15:14:28-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE voted Omaha’s number one choice for health insurance

BCBSNE acts on pledge to make meaningful change in fighting racial injustice

In June, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), along with the rest of the 36 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, joined the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in pledging to make meaningful change in fighting racial injustice. BCBSNE is acting on its pledge by hosting diversity and inclusion trainings for employees.

By |2020-11-10T14:47:47-06:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE acts on pledge to make meaningful change in fighting racial injustice

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska grows service area and benefits for Medicare Advantage members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is expanding access to its Medicare Advantage plans to 42 additional counties in the state for 2021, providing Nebraska seniors with affordable and convenient health care benefits. The service area growth brings BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage availability to a total of 68 Nebraska counties. New counties for 2021

By |2020-11-17T12:18:21-06:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska grows service area and benefits for Medicare Advantage members

Auburn Family Health Center, Complete Children’s Health grow in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Total Care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is proud to announce two of its partners in delivering Total Care are growing from Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Auburn Family Health Center (AFHC) and Complete Children’s Health (CCH) recently joined OneHealth Nebraska, an independent physicians’ organization and one of BCBSNE’s ACO partners.

By |2020-10-27T11:44:33-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Auburn Family Health Center, Complete Children’s Health grow in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Total Care

BCBSNE ranks among Nebraska’s best employers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was recently ranked as a best employer in the state by Forbes. Forbes, in collaboration with market research company Statista, surveyed 80,000 Americans working at businesses with at least 500 employees to identify the best employers in each state. Results were compiled for all 50 states, plus

By |2020-10-20T13:06:14-05:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE ranks among Nebraska’s best employers

BCBSNE donations help students return to the classroom safely

Donations from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) are helping students return to the classroom safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lourdes Central Catholic Schools In Nebraska City, students at Lourdes Central Catholic Schools recently started the new school year in-person, heading back to the classroom for the first time since March. “We’re

By |2020-09-11T10:34:48-05:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations help students return to the classroom safely