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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.

Big Brother forms long-lasting relationship with mentee, organization

Growing up, Ben Ries’ parents shared the importance of giving back to the community. Ries continues to live his family’s values through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. Ries, a current board member at Big Brothers Big Sisters, started volunteering through the program in 2010 after completing his graduate degree. “I just realized that

By |2019-08-06T11:27:43-05:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Big Brother forms long-lasting relationship with mentee, organization

Employee follows passion through tuition reimbursement program

Mallory Speck knows the power a degree has when pursuing her passions. A Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee for the past decade, Speck has taken on roles in business areas ranging from customer service to sales and account management, all of which have enabled her to build relationships within the company.

By |2019-03-13T11:30:34-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employee follows passion through tuition reimbursement program

Shaking It up for Students provides networking opportunities

Networking is everything when it comes to starting a career. At Shaking It up for Students, Nebraska business leaders recently came together to build connections with local college students. The event, hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was sponsored by College Possible, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college admission and

By |2019-03-13T11:06:13-05:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shaking It up for Students provides networking opportunities

Project Houseworks lends a helping hand to local seniors

From Christmas in April Omaha to Project Houseworks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping local seniors in their homes has undergone several name changes through the years but never wavered from its mission. Project Houseworks began in 1996 under the name Christmas in April Omaha. At its start, community members came together one day out

By |2019-03-06T10:56:57-05:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Project Houseworks lends a helping hand to local seniors

BCBSNE welcomes HDR to Aksarben Village

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has a new neighbor in Aksarben Village: HDR, a leading architecture and engineering firm. HDR was founded in 1917. Because of its growth over the years, the company decided to move its global headquarters from Indian Hills Drive to Aksarben Village, said HDR employee Matt DeBoer, managing

By |2019-03-04T09:36:05-05:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE welcomes HDR to Aksarben Village

Agile project management encourages teamwork, delivers value

By definition, agile means to move quickly and easily. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) teams who use Agile project management do just that while sharing knowledge and delivering value from a customer perspective. Agile is a project management system where a team works together to accomplish tasks in increments by meeting small

By |2019-03-06T08:14:33-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Agile project management encourages teamwork, delivers value

Local students rock hands-on educational challenges through Careerockit

Students at Fullerton Elementary School and Gretna High School recently rocked educational challenges alongside Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative aiming to inspire local students by connecting them with businesses, which host events for students to gain hands-on experiences in a career field.

By |2019-02-25T13:21:49-05:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Local students rock hands-on educational challenges through Careerockit

BCBSNE employee’s act of kindness helps Iowa family get home

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Trevor Hagedorn was meeting a friend for breakfast on an icy Saturday morning when he came across the scene of an accident on Interstate 80. “I saw cars in front of me starting to slow down and wasn’t really sure what happened,” Hagedorn said. “Then, I

By |2019-02-08T08:42:34-05:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee’s act of kindness helps Iowa family get home

BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

As a father of two, husband and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee, Clint Williams knows work-life balance can be difficult to achieve. “It’s always a challenge,” Williams said. “I have two very active boys that play a lot of sports and are very active in school. My wife and I are

By |2019-02-04T11:47:57-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

Marcotte retirement planning seminars provide free advice to pre-retirees

Retirement is the career end goal for most employees, but the formula for a successful retirement is elusive. Marcotte Retirement Plans helps customers find a clear path to their goals through retirement planning seminars. The seminars are held quarterly and are provided to those with Marcotte retirement plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2019-02-04T11:36:02-05:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Marcotte retirement planning seminars provide free advice to pre-retirees