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Cassie is a University of Nebraska at Omaha student whose interest in writing began as a student journalist. She enjoys writing for a variety of platforms while working as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska intern for the internal communications and corporate social responsibility teams.

Fit In The City strengthens BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program

Local wellness company Fit In The City has been strengthening Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) workplace wellness program for more than a decade. Fit In The City is a fitness and wellness company headquartered in Papillion, Nebraska. The company provides personal training sessions, group exercise classes and lunch and learn sessions in

By |2019-01-25T08:30:09-05:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fit In The City strengthens BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program

New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees are harnessing the power of teamwork to meet one common New Year’s resolution during the company’s 12-week New Year, New You challenge. New Year, New You is a team weight loss wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team from Jan. 16 to April 10. Participants aim

By |2019-01-02T10:41:22-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

5 tips for setting attainable New Year’s resolutions

‘Tis the season for change. New Year’s resolutions are fun to set, but after the first week of working towards your goals, it’s easy to fall off the bandwagon and revert to old habits. Make 2019 the year you set and keep your New Year’s resolutions by utilizing the following tips. 1. Focus on the

By |2018-12-28T08:35:15-05:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 5 tips for setting attainable New Year’s resolutions

BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program works well for employees

Jillian Ridpath was exhausted. As a chemical dependency nurse working the night shift, Ridpath drank caffeinated beverages to stay awake, went home too tired to cook and used food to cope with the stress of her job. All three factors led to her decision to look for a new position at a different company. Improving

By |2018-12-14T08:34:08-05:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program works well for employees

Adopt-a-Family program creates special connection for BCBSNE employee

A phone call, a blessing and faith created a special bond between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Michelle Jackson and local senior Rose Cloud. Jackson and Cloud met through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family program, which pairs families and seniors in need with volunteers who donate gifts to make the holidays special.

By |2018-12-21T14:35:13-05:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Adopt-a-Family program creates special connection for BCBSNE employee

BCBSNE employee finds leadership, personal growth opportunities at work

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Todd Doering started in the claims department 10 years ago, he knew he wanted to work towards a leadership position. “I think, just naturally, my strengths are with decision making and process improvement,” Doering said. Working for BCBSNE wasn’t his original plan, however. After earning

By |2018-12-14T09:29:45-05:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee finds leadership, personal growth opportunities at work

63 BCBSNE volunteers ring bells for the Salvation Army

If you dropped change into a Salvation Army red kettle in Omaha Friday, Dec. 14, odds are good you interacted with a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee. BCBSNE had 63 employees volunteer as bell ringers at 10 locations for the company’s annual Salvation Army bell ringing day. Many of this year’s

By |2018-12-17T13:19:24-05:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 63 BCBSNE volunteers ring bells for the Salvation Army

KETV Family Festival provides family-friendly fun despite snow and ice

Snow and ice blanketed Omaha over the weekend, but the weather didn’t put a damper on the family-friendly fun at the KETV Family Festival Sunday, Dec. 2. The KETV Family Festival, an Omaha Holiday Lights Festival event, offered community members free entrance to five local attractions, including the Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Police Mounted Patrol

By |2018-12-05T09:33:37-05:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on KETV Family Festival provides family-friendly fun despite snow and ice

5 tips for having a healthy and safe holiday season

The hustle and bustle of the holidays makes it easy to forget to slow down and take care of yourself. Enjoy the holiday season while staying healthy and safe by using these five tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness team. 1. Find seasonal activities that get your body moving It’s

By |2018-12-04T08:51:57-05:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 tips for having a healthy and safe holiday season

New wellness challenge provides motivation to maintain weight over holidays

When the weather outside turns frightful, it’s easy to curl up on the couch and enjoy sweet treats, leading to weight gain that sticks around. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is providing employees with motivation to maintain their weight over the holidays with a new wellness challenge. The challenge, Maintain Don’t Gain,

By |2018-11-12T10:47:15-05:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New wellness challenge provides motivation to maintain weight over holidays